Fishless cycling (again)

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Martinspuddle wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 16:03 pm
Sir! You must be sober when view your aquarium water
It goes from cloudy to fuzzy after a few tipples, is that good or bad? :P

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I’m now debating doing a partial water change. The ammonia is now measuring 8ppm as I have inadvertently over dosed it I assume. Worth doing or a waste of time?

I have some API ammo-lock. Is that the better option?

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I would do a water change (50% or more) and bring it down below 4ppm, too much ammonia can stall the cycle :)

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Thank you GL, I’ll crack on with that tomorrow. Any benefit/harm in and doing a full change?

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You would end up removing all the ammonia if you did a full change. Unless you want to start it over?

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Just do the 50% to bring it back to 4ppm. :)

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wouldnt a 50% chnage with 8PPM at 100% actually bring it back to 6PPM overall ?

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Why, what maths are you using? It sounds like the American method from the post.... ;) :D

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ROFL
50% of 8 mikey ;)

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I was thinking of nitrates.

if you have
>0 Nitrates in yuor tap water then a 50% water change won't cut the levels in half :)

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