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Re: Stocking

Postby GuitarShark » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:10 pm

Ok. Test results showing between 5.0 ppm 10 ppm nitrate. Ammonia is at 0. Does this mean it is safe to add fish?
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75 gallon Mbuna tank with rope fish, pleco, multiple synodontis, and red tail
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Re: Stocking

Postby DJRansome » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:40 pm

How many fish and what size are in there now? With fish-in cycling, you can't add all the new fish at once...not even close. Depending on what the current bioload is, you might be able to add the first group of timid fish.

The ammonia and nitrite has been zero for more than 2 consecutive days?
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Re: Stocking

Postby GuitarShark » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:01 pm

Sorry for not replying sooner. Had work. Tank is fully cycled with ammonia and nitrite both at 0ppm while nitrate is at 10ppm and is increasing gradually. For any cichlid lovers wondering how to successfully cycle in 2 weeks, a word of advice.
Use rocks, substrate, and decor from an old tank, place the old filter on the new tank and let it run for a couple of hours or a couple of days depending on personal preference, and use tetra safestart. Turn the lights off for the first day after safestart is added and add more than the bottle says (double if wanted). Also, do fish in cycling as this is more effective. Thank you to everyone who replied! :fish: :fish: :fish:
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