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Dr Tim's One and Only

Posted 11/08/2011 at 09:24 PM by Aaarrrggg

I'm afraid I also become rather impatient...

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I'm following [URL="http://www.drtimsaquatics.com/fishless/fishless.html"]Dr Tims Fishless Cycling instructions[/URL] and dosing Ammonium Chloride up to 3ppm. I added 12oz (180g worth) of [URL="http://www.drtimsaquatics.com/One_Only/OneOnly.html"]One and Only Nitrifying Bacteria[/URL] on Mon (11/7) and cranked the heaters up to 87 degrees, so here's hoping things will get going quickly. Apparently using Dr Tims bacteria it can cycle in a week, but I'm aiming for a more realistic two... we shall see. I've been gazing through my nano and pretending that the clowns are in there already...

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    What was the outcome of the cycle?
    Posted 03/04/2012 at 12:32 PM by snakeklr snakeklr is offline
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    I detail it in later blog entries... but in essence; the first cycle took 12 days; which I thought was pretty good considering pretty much all of my rock was dry/dead.

    The instructions on Dr Tim's site then say to keep cycling over and over again until you can get it to go from Amm > Nitrate in 24hrs... Which I could never manage to achieve. I'm not sure if my pH was the problem, or if it was because I had no livestock... but in the end I just gave up and started stocking with no ill effects.
    Posted 03/05/2012 at 06:33 PM by Aaarrrggg Aaarrrggg is offline
 

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