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  1. General Freshwater Discussion
    Hello folks, I found a lot of posts that mention where to buy ammonia for fishless cycling but the places mentioned don't carry those brands anymore (at least not that I found online). Goldex was mentioned for Walmart and Canadian Tire (I can't find it at either) and Old Country at Home...
  2. General Freshwater Discussion
    Hi all, A few weeks ago in the effort of trying to kill off my green dust algae I added a metric tonne of excel (Glutaraldehyde). Long story short I killed off all my fish (4 cories and 3 sae's) and all of my plants (except for my aponogeton crispus which survived). I didn't think I added...
  3. General Marine Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm looking for some insight or guidance on cycling my tank. I'm worried I may do something wrong or stall the cycle if I'm not careful. My setup total with tank and sump is around 100 gallons. I have been dosing with old country ammonia and yesterday my ammonia was up at around...
  4. General Freshwater Discussion
    I've been worried about my ammonia levels hovering around 0.25 ppm no matter when I test the water, while nitrites are 0 ppm, and nitrates are sub-5.0 ppm. I tested the straight de-chloraminated water today, and the reading for ammonia came out slightly higher than 0.25 ppm. Should I be...
  5. General Freshwater Discussion
    Good old Hamilton water. Due to my ignorance and assumptions Hamilton water was the direct death of 6 CRS, 3 cardinal tetras, and one BEAUTIFUL golden panda lyretail molly (which I've yet to find an adequate replacement, grrr). Some ammonia spikes caused me to water change, which caused greater...
  6. Beginner's Circle
    from http://www.rexgrigg.com/cycle.htm "... [B]y setting up a tank and filling it full of fast growing stem plants one can add a medium to large fish load all at once and never see the traditional ammonia or nitrite spikes. The reason for this is simple. The plants love ammonia. So it never...
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