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Well i have had my 55 gallon tank established for a week now and i just did my first set of tests and was shocked at the results.

Nitrite=oppm
Ammonia=0ppm
Nitrate=5.0ppm
Ph=7.2

Seems like i'm ready to add my rbps but i found these results odd because my tank hasn't been cycling soon. Should i be waiting for anything else before i add my rbps?
 

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add a few frozen prawns and look for your ammonia to spike and all of your levels to return to normal again.
then do a large water change.
what are you using to cycle your tank.
 

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how long did you say it was cycling for and did you use any old filter media, gravel, sand ect.. from an existing tank.
 

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oompalumpa61 said:
It has been cycling for a week. Bought playground sand cleaned it and put it in, used a brand new ac500, everything in there is new and not from another tank.
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Your tank is still not cycled yet
 

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oompalumpa61 said:
how can u tell that it isn't cycled?
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By this
Nitrate=5.0ppm
It has been cycling for a week.
By this
everything in there is new and not from another tank.
Just some things ....
Once all your parmeters hit zero then your cycled , plus the method you used, really does not compensate enough time for a tank to be cycled ...
But hey there your fish .....throw em in
 

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wierd... because you have no ammonia after a week.... but you cant be cycled yet, the 5 ppm nitrates are probaly in your tap water

add approximately an inch of fishes for every inch of fish you will be housing there and wait a month
 

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wierd... because you have no ammonia after a week
Ther's another Example ...
Ammonia hasent been introduced therefore you get no readings .
 
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