Fishtanker22 Posted July 28, 2022 Share Posted July 28, 2022 I've been unable to find an answer anywhere and am hoping I can get guidance here. I'm 24 days into a heavily planted FISHLESS cycle for my 125 gallon. I know I'm almost there in terms of cycling. I used Dr. Tim's Ammonia along with Seachem Stability and Easy Green & Iron. When my tank finally showed 0-0-20, I redosed ammonia to 2ppm. 24 hrs later the ammonia showed 0, but NITRITES showed 0.25. From my understanding, a cycled tank would convert that ammonia to nitrates in 24 hrs. Instead, it seems to take closer to 48 hrs to convert. Questions: 1. Does this mean my tank is not yet fully cycled? 2. Should I keep feeding ammonia? 3. Once it's fully cycled, will dosing with Easy Green and Iron be enough to maintain the cycle, or should I keep "ghost feeding" with ammonia? I'm going to wait a few months for the plants to establish/mature before adding fish, of course. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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