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I have a small 2.5 gallon tank that was setup 4 days ago using Big Al’s water conditioner and Seachem Stabilize.

I’ve been adding Stabilize every day, but on day two noticed the water is a bit cloudy.

The tank has gravel, decorations, filter, hearer (26°C) and air stone but no fish yet.

After the 7 day Stability treatment is done I’m going to use API 5-in-1 test strips to see where things are at.

I’m also debating if I should be adding fish food daily as an ammonia source to get the nitrogen cycle started.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
 

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Today is one month since I started the tank, and my nitrite and nitrate readings are still zero (using API master test kit).

Ammonia was 0.25 two weeks ago, and 0.5 last week after I stopped spot cleaning the tank every day.

I haven’t added Stability since the first 7 days of daily dosing.

Today I’m going to add the higher initial dose of 5ml/10gal to see if that helps start the cycle.

Should I also restart the daily dosing for the next 7 days?
 
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