Lees Tank 2: The Nano

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Re: Lees Tank 2: The Nano

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Hi all,

Been away with work for a few days, got back - light had arrived!

So put the light in, and moved a bit of the "grass" into the tank see how it settles, it might stay or I may put a different plant in.

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Did a test for ammonia and nitrite - both present so the cycle has started! - Had 0.5 ammonia and 1.0 nitrite

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Now logic says, been a small amount of water I need less bacteria for the bacteria to start winning the fight vs ammonia/nitrite. Any actual science in that?

Bad bit - the 3 day old heater had failed! - Filled in the return form and ordered another which should be here tomorrow.

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You still need to top the ammonia up to 2ppm, the size of the tank doesn't make much difference as you're using less ammonia for a smaller volume of water - it still takes a similar amount of time for the munchers to process the toxins.

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Ammonia was a little greener today on the test today - i don't really want to drop more food in to just rot! - The food in there will continue to rot and produce ammonia I suppose. Although the ammonia could of been higher when I was away for a few days.

Im just waiting and hoping for the 0/0 so the 3 year old can stop asking for one of them "red fish" :D

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10 days in..... still waiting!

Ammonia got up to around 2, its down to about 1 again today and nitrites is around 1 also.

I've put no more chemicals in and just been letting the water/bacteria do its thing - dont want the chemicals to give a false reading on the test.

Its become a little game now, I do the test and then when the alarm beeps little man goes running in to check the colours, then all disappointed "Daddy, its still purple and green!" (He knows hes after yellow and blue!)

Lee

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Re: Lees Tank 2: The Nano

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took me around 8 weeks in total to get a (fish in) cycle to the point I was comfortable to start adding more. 10 Days (even for a fishless cycle from what I've seen posts about) is nothing.

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