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  • Tank still not cycled after 10 months

    Hi there,

    I have been trying to cycle my freshwater 90L aquarium for 10 months now, and its still not cycled! This is the first time I’ve ever cycled an aquarium so there must be something I’m doing very wrong and I’m hoping someone would be able to hep me out :) I am doing a fishless...
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    Last edited by Tom_p; 10-10-2020, 07:16.

  • EpiphyteEnthusiast
    started a topic New Tank setup advice

    New Tank setup advice

    Hello, look for some advice from a SeaChem rep here. Sorry in advance if this gets long winded, but I have some questions about setting up a new tank, using some existing plants from a smaller tank, as well as some new plants.
    First, the existing. I have a 4g all in one that has the following:...
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  • fisharefriendsnotfood
    started a topic Stability Struggles

    Stability Struggles

    Hello! I previously had a 5gallon tank for about a month & a half w the tetra whisper pf10 filter and i began using stability about a month ago, when i realized i had ammonia and my tank wasn’t cycled. I switched to a 15 gallon fluval flex a week and a half ago and moved my filter media as...
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  • Using Stability and Prime to cycle

    A little backstory:
    I set up my 10 gallon aquarium last November, after having thoroughly cleaned it after a major GBA issue. I cleaned everything, even the filter, with tap water, which I recently found out has chloramine, to dissipate any GBA lingering. The only thing I didn't really...
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  • Vgill
    started a topic Cycling freshwater tank

    Cycling freshwater tank

    Hiya, so I'm very new to the community. I start fishless cycling 5 gallon tank since 10th March. I have 2 small driftwoods, java ferns, a lot of vallisneria, micro swords and dwarf sagitarria. This tank will have a betta and a Nerite snail in the future.
    Now this is the problem:
    -the water...
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  • New Cycle - Fishless (& Plantless)

    I'm about to cycle a new (freshwater) tank and trying out a fishless cycle.....using Stability and Ammonium Chloride (Dr. Tim's). Does it matter whether I start with the gravel within, or add gravel after tank chemistry is complete? Also, I imagine that I should run the heater regardless...
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  • New aquarium, need help making sure I have what I need.

    Hello all. I recently purchased the equipment I think I need to get my freshwater aquarium built. I was originally going to use RO only and remineralize using a combination of Equilibrium, and Acid and Alkaline buffers. However, after researching a bit more, I found a ratio of RO to spring water that...
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    Last edited by Fryish; 06-15-2019, 04:04.

  • tahsinraaj
    started a topic New Tank Cycle + ParaGuard

    New Tank Cycle + ParaGuard

    I made the rookie mistake on my new tank by starting to cycle the tank with Neon Tetras , As I found out they are sensitive to cycling , After 2 weeks one of my neon tetra died, The tank is still not reading any Ammonia, Nitrite or Nitrate. Now for the past one week I have been dosing stability...
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  • Mazter
    started a topic [HELP] New Cycle with Stability

    [HELP] New Cycle with Stability

    Hello, just looking for some help with a new cycle.

    40 Gallon Breeder
    Fluval C4 HOB
    Aqueon 150 @ 80 degrees

    DAY 1 April 6: add 160 drops of Dr. Tim's Ammonia Chloride and 4 caps of Stability

    DAY 2 April 7: PH = 7.6, AMM = 2ppm, Nitrite = 0ppm, Nitrate...
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  • 50 Gallon Fish tank Cycle using Prime/Stability?

    How do I cycle my 50-gallon fish tank using Prime/Stability? I did follow the instruction online about how to cycle but I have no luck for few days I started to see the presence of Nitrate which is 10ppm to 20ppm and my Ammonia is 0.50ppm 1.0ppm and Nitrite 0.50ppm 1.0ppm, I use 5 caps (5ml) overdose...
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  • Cycling—Aggressive Nitrite Spike

    I live in a very cold climate, and so I’m overwintering my two small juvenile koi in a stock tank in my basement (my pond is partially above ground, and so it would quickly freeze solid. I have brought pond fish indoors for a few years now with no issues; these koi were tiny fry last year and overwintered...
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  • naturealness
    started a topic High Ammonia Levels

    High Ammonia Levels

    I've recently set up a 10 gallon tank for my betta that will be arriving in 8 days. I used my tap water and treated it with 20 drops of Seachem Prime and a capful of Seachem Stability on day one. Then have added 1/2 capful of Seachem Stability for days 2 and 3. I have tested the water with my API Freshwater...
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  • Cycling my Cichlid tank with Seachem products

    Tank Info:
    29 Gallons
    Entered Service: 9/26/17
    Current Stock: Breeding pair of Convict Cichlids
    Filtration: SunSun HW 402-B Canister filter. First stage - sponge filter , second stage - bio balls, third stage (final) ceramic biorings and Seachem Purigen 100ml
    Filter entered...
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  • Willy94
    started a topic Seachem prime & stability.

    Seachem prime & stability.

    hi seachem, read Online about the two products with fish in cycle as I was too rush to buy 20-30 shrimps . Done a research and found out this two product to cycle my current shrimp tank .
    Day 1 : 0.5 ppm ammonia ( using api test kit )
    0 nitrites and nitrate .
    Day 2 : 1.0 ppm ammonia...
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  • SAReefer
    started a topic o Ammonia Cycling With AquaVitro Seed

    o Ammonia Cycling With AquaVitro Seed


    So it's been a week and I have been diligently adding Seed to my tank to cycle it. I have dead rock and dead sand in the tank. I have followed every single dosing suggestion but after a week Ammonia is still 0, nitrite still 0 and nitrate is also 0. How do I cycle the tank? Is it usual...
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