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Re: A short story for ya...
Posted By: Nautilus Aquarium Shop <email@example.com> In Response To: A short story for ya... (Aaron)
Date: Saturday, 15 January 2000, at 5:54 a.m.
In Response To: A short story for ya... (Aaron)
"let it cycle a week"? OUCH! You're nowhere near cycled yet. Fortunately, a few white clouds and one clown loach in an uncycled 60 gal. tank should be a small enough load to cycle without reaching lethal levels. Please don't add ANYTHING else, though, for at least 3 more weeks or until your nitrites and ammonia both test at ZERO.
I can usually tell the age of a tank by its water test results: Moderate ammonia, no nitrite: 1 week. High ammonia, high nitrite: 2 weeks. Moderate ammonia, really scary nitrite: 3 weeks. No ammonia, trace or no nitrite: 4 weeks.
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