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I think they all do to some extent! It does break down after a couple years and needs replacing.

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Morning all.

Yeah its Stratum, as Fr499y says I also belive that all leach a little but but I read some good reviews on this one so thought I'd give it a shot. Plus it was on offer ;)

Fishless cycle will start today as I finally get my household ammonia delivered.

Also tempted to get some more moss and a few anubias for the bog wood at the front.
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Few more pics while I wait for the munchers to show up......its always a fun wait.
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Ordered a few more plants today, amazon sword for the back right, anubia nana for the bog wood and more java moss to stick all over the place.

Test from last night:
Ammonia:2ppm
Nitrite: 2ppm
Nitrate: 20-40ppm
pH: 7.6
Temperature: about 27°C

Topped up the Ammonia to 4ppm.

Tank has been up and running for a week and I innitally was using Dr Tims (whilst I waited for my ammonia delivery) but preferred the houshold ammonia route so have now swapped over. I know alot of people like Dr Tims but it wasnt for me, I much prefer the ammonia calculator way.
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Test from last night:
Ammonia:4ppm
Nitrite: 2ppm
Nitrate: 20-40ppm
pH: 7.6
Temperature: about 27°C

50% water change done. Will retest tonight and top up lost ammonia from the water change.

Doe this look like a stalled cycle? My ammonia hasnt dropped for 3 days. I either put to much in or cannot read the colour right or Ive stalled.
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Only top up the ammonia to 2ppm when it drops close to zero.
The ammonia munchers will soon appear followed by the nitrite munchers 7-14 days later.
You could give the munchers a little boost by adding some Tetra SafeStart or Seachem Stability.
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I think I am just been impatient, its been so long since I done my last fishless cylce I am just restless haha.

Time to move around some plants instead
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I'd actually be tempted to do a water change to get the ammonia below 4ppm, it doesn't need to be that high once you have nitrites, only 2ppm. ;)
The more ammonia there is, the harder the nitrite munchers have to work, and they are slow to build up anyway.

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Yeah Ive done a 50% water change as I wanted to add more moss and anubias anyway so that will bring my ammonia down.

Tested and
Ammonia:2ppm (I dont seem to be getting any drops but Nitrite is going up...weird)
Nitrite: 5ppm
Nitrate: 40-80ppm (guessing my ferts are bumping that up)
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That sounds better. :)

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