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Old 22nd June 2019   #1
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Default Cycling help!

Hey! Would anyone be able to help me with cycling? Iím currently on day 9 of my cycle. Temp was 20c for the first 7 days and only the past two have been at around 27/28c. My ammonia has been around 4ppm and I havenít added any more in 4 days as itís not dropping. I also changed filters on day 5 but transferred over all the previous media (it was only 5 days old but just in case there was anything there). My PH is also 7. Should I expect nitrites yet? Iím thinking about adding some tetra safe start but Iím not sure how much it will help. Sorry for the long post! :-) Donít worry no axies are in the tank, temp is just for cycling purposes. This is my first fish tank ever so any help would be great!

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expect it to take 2-3 weeks minimum for the cycle to get going, just have to wait and keep the ammonia between 2ppm and 5ppm until you start seeing full conversion to nitrites/nitrates

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