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Mike A

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  • Birthday 09/27/1967

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  1. Mike A

    Cycling

    Thanks for the help!!
  2. Mike A

    Cycling

    Thanks. I hate to keep asking questions, but I've never done this before. When will I know it's cycled? Will nitrates go down some on there own or not? Thanks again!
  3. Mike A

    Cycling

    Ok. So I am three weeks into my cycle using the shrimp method. Ammonia=0, Nitrites=.25 +/-, Nitrates 100. Next steps? Wait, water change?
  4. Mike A

    Cycling Question

    Thanks Muttley! I still have a piece of shrimp in filter sock. Should I remove at this point?
  5. Mike A

    Cycling Question

    Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated! As of today my ammonia is less than .15, nitrites are at .25 and nitrates are crazy high (like 100). Should I do a water change to get nitrates down or just let the cycle continue to play out? Thanks.
  6. I've been cycling my 65 gallon for about a week and a half using the shrimp method. My ammonia is at 1.5, nitrites at 2, and nitrates at about 50. Is this normal? I thought I would see an ammonia spike. Maybe it's still coming. First time cycling a tank. Any advice/thoughts appreciated. Thanks.
  7. Mike A

    FISH DYING

    Yeah that's what I am going to do now. Get cycled. I have read and watched so much crap I don't know what's right and what's wrong.
  8. Mike A

    FISH DYING

    I did use Dr. Tim's bacteria initially. I think I added to many fish to quickly. I have a hang on back filter and sponge filter. The hang on back has carbon in it. Is it good or bad to run carbon during cycle? The confusing part is when to do water changes. Ammonia and nitrites were never very high. (less than .15) The highest nitrate levels I ever tested were 12-15. Is 12-15 too high right before a water change?
  9. Mike A

    FISH DYING

    Thanks for your thoughts. I’m gonna try to make sure I’m cycled and do just one fish like you said. Thanks again!
  10. Mike A

    FISH DYING

    Down to a chromis and a Royal Gramma. Although they didn't look to good this A.M. I transferred them to another tank with new water this morning. I lost 2 cardinals, and 2 chromis. I may take you up on the sponge. Thanks.
  11. Mike A

    FISH DYING

    No I guess not. I guess I didn’t think it was possible with nothing really in tank for bacteria to form on. I don’t have a main cycled tank yet to pull water from.
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  13. Mike A

    FISH DYING

    Hello, I am new to the saltwater hobby. I have been quarantining fish for about 3 weeks. I have lost 4 fish so far and not sure why. I have them In a 20 gallon aquarium and do a 3-4 gallon water change every 3 days. (maybe that's not enough) The funny thing is that a fish will die and the rest seem fine. I checked my water and this was the results: Ammonia <.15, Nitrites .25, and Nitrates around 12-15. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  14. Mike A

    Hello

    Hey thanks for the compliments! I do have the scape glued together. Thanks for the tip!
  15. Mike A

    Hello

    Thank you very much!!

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