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Cycle #3

Posted 11/25/2011 at 09:11 PM by Aaarrrggg (Aaarrrggg's 144g Half Circle Dream)

3 more days and it's down to 0 Amm and Ni again. I ended up adding a little more Ammonium Chloride than the time before (40ml total,) so I guess that's why it wasn't quicker this time.

Dosed another 40ml this morning. According to Dr Tims website Amm and Ni should now be able to hit 0 in 24hrs; although with the last cycle taking 3days, I can't really see that happening. We shall see tomorrow...
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Cycle #2 down...

Posted 11/22/2011 at 01:15 PM by Aaarrrggg (Aaarrrggg's 144g Half Circle Dream)

Amm and Ni 0 again today! MUCH quicker that time around (3 days!)

Just added 30ml of Ammonium Chloride; lets see what those little bacteria are made of!
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First Cycle Complete!

Posted 11/19/2011 at 04:01 PM by Aaarrrggg (Aaarrrggg's 144g Half Circle Dream)

Well after what seemed like endless days of the Nitrite test turning the water purple on contact, it stayed blue today! Hurrah!
It's possible it was actually 0 yesterday, but it had been stubbornly purple for so long that I gave testing a day off. I guess that means the cycle is technically complete (12 days,) however Dr Tim's site says to add more Ammonium Chloride at this point.

I'm all for having even more bacteria, so I dropped in 10ml of Ammonium Chloride. I'll...
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Dr Tim's One and Only

Posted 11/08/2011 at 08:24 PM by Aaarrrggg (Aaarrrggg's 144g Half Circle Dream)

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...
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