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tank not cycling?
Is this unusual?
My 50 gal. tank has been set up for 11 days now, with lots of plants
(albeit small ones). On day 2, I added 3 small black tetras. On day 3 I
added 4 dwarf neon rainbows. The following day, I saw a tiny amount (0.25)
ammonia, so I added the recommended amount of Cycle for new tanks. One
week later, again a dose of Cycle, as recommended.
I haven't seen any measurable amounts of ammonia since seeing that one tiny
bit on day 4. No nitrite either. A few days ago, I added two algae-eating
shrimp, so now there's about 10 inches of fish in this 50 gal. tank.
Shouldn't I be seeing ammonia by now? BTW, I remember seeing a posting by
someone else, saying that his tank never showed ammonia or nitrite, but
that he assumed after many weeks, that it was cycled anyway.