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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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  • 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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  • Fish-in Cycle Help. Nitrite still high

    Hello Seachem and every fish lovers out there. I have a 100 gallon tank with a 40 gallon sump. I started a Fish-In cycle starting Sept 30, 2016 It has been almost 3 weeks now and my nitrites are still high. I have used stability starting Oct 13th and used prime on it too. My questions are... How long...
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    Last edited by lonewonderer; 10-17-2016, 16:29.

  • 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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  • New 30 Gallon Tank - Fish-In Cycling with Prime/Stability


    I purchased a 30 gallon tank. I have added an AquaClear 50 filter, Tetra pump and air stone for bubbles, Aqueon 100 W heater to keep the water temp at 77. I filled the tank on Saturday, Oct 17 and added some API Stress Coat and Quick Start per the instructions on the package. One...
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  • NewFishkeeper
    started a topic Stability question

    Stability question

    I was trying a fish in cycle without Stability, My water is reading ammonia and I have been doing water changes frequently. I think there is a bacteria bloom going on in my tank. I don't want my fish to die. Is it too late to use stability? I also have been using prime to detoxify the ammonia in...
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  • Twisted
    started a topic Denitrate reactor

    Denitrate reactor

    I have filled a phosban reactor with denitrate and tank water, then added stability. I let the reactor sit for 3 days then hooked it up to a pump. I set the flow rate to well below 50gph. The water coming out of the reactor was reading 5ppm nitrate, while the tank was reading 10ppm. Like an idiot I...
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  • Joshb
    started a topic Purigen Questions

    Purigen Questions


    I have moved some old filter media (Jewel sponges) into a new external filter, the tank is 100litres and fully stocked. If i put purigen in the filter, will it prevent the new ceramic media from being colonised by bacteria? If not, does purigen slow the process down?
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  • Waiting for Cycle to Start With Stability-Day 12

    Hi there,
    I have a 37 gallon with the Eclipse 3 filtration. On Wednesday, August 14 I filled up the tank and added stability and conditioner. The tank is not new, however all parts were dried for transport, so no usable bacteria remained. On Saturday, August 17, I finally was able to add...
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  • New Tank - 24 Days into Cycling with Prime


    I have a 240 litre Tank with 3 guppies in and 4 plecos in. I have been using Prime and Stability - as per the normal cycle my Ammonia has died down and I now have hugh nitrites. I also have been getting small brown algae patches I think diatoms since Thursday last week.
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