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Advice about Tank Cycling - Update

Posted By: peterinwa <peterinwa@attbi.com>
Date: Monday, 30 September 2002, at 7:00 p.m.

I changed my pH-raising gravel 3 days ago Friday 9/27 along with about 1/2 the water. My Profile gives the details of my 10 gal tank which currently has only a few tetras. I'm anxious to buy some small Clown Loaches as soon as "you" think it's safe.

SusanA has instucted me to give my water temp, pH, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate parameters when asking for help so I have bought the necessary test kits.

Here are the results of 2 days testing, reading left to right:

7.6 7.6 - pH
0.0 0.1 - Ammonia
0.0 0.0 - Nitrite
8.0 8.0 - Nitrate

I don't know if the tank is going to re-cylce or not or how long it will take to determine this. The o