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Old 10/27/2020, 05:28 PM   #1
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Fishless cycle

Hi I am currently in the process of trying to cycle my new tank. I have had in my tank for about a week 3 prawns from the supermarket. How long would you expect it to take for some ammonia to be present as currently I still have 0 and I would have thought they would have started to rot. By now?


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Old 10/27/2020, 09:36 PM   #2
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all tanks are different, id double check you test kits, 3 shrimp and nothing is not normal.


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Old 10/27/2020, 09:58 PM   #3
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Depending on the size of your tank, I'd expect an ammonia reading. Agreed, time for a new test kit.


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Old 10/28/2020, 01:59 AM   #4
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Thanks new ammonia kit on the way. Tank is not huge only 90l


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Old 10/28/2020, 07:45 AM   #5
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I'd have expected ammonia also and also vote for checking with a different tes tkit. However, depending on any bacteria, live sand or live rock added you may not see much or any cycle.


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Old 10/28/2020, 07:46 AM   #6
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I donít have any live rock this time around and the tank is bare bottom so there should 100% be an ammonia spike as everything is brand new


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Old 10/28/2020, 07:48 AM   #7
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I donít have any live rock this time around and the tank is bare bottom so there should 100% be an ammonia spike as everything is brand new


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I did live rock in a tank I had a few years ago I had a mantis shrimp and more rock crabs than I can remember so I went with the dry rock this time and the longer cycle


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Old 11/02/2020, 10:19 AM   #8
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I just got back into the hobby, my 32 gallon has been cycling for 2.5 months, I'm still in the nitrite spike. I myself used the ammonia drops method. I have base rock and base sand, so its been pretty long time cycling.

Good luck on your new tank!


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