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Cycling issue- nitrites crashed

at 3 weeks, my cycling was going good.Then, my nitrites went from 4-5 down to 0 one day and my ph went to 6.0ish, but my ammonia stayed at…

Started by Jason

0 Jun 30

Managing pH during start up cycling?

Hello, Just started my AP garden last week and I cant seem to keep my pH down during cycling.   I started out w/ water thru a dechlorinatin…

Started by Robert Lawless

0 Apr 30

Should I lower pH before I start cycling?

Hi All, I'm Finally ready to start cycling. I've been testing the water daily just to get in the habit and my pH is consistently 8.2. Shoul…

Started by Loretta Uriarte

1 Jun 23, 2017
Reply by Yaacov Levi

No Ammonia, No Nitrite, No Nitrate, 7.4 ph

 Ok so I am working with my first AP system. 275 gal IBC as fish tank. 2' X 4' X 12" (11" media) times 2 Grow Beds. 2' X 4' X 10" (10" medi…

Started by Brian Ray

2 Jun 3, 2017
Reply by Brian Ray

High Nitrite problems

Hello I'm new to Aquaponics and still going through my cycling period. Well for two months now. I chose to do the fishless cycle. But I can…

Started by Heath Lambeth

4 Dec 9, 2016
Reply by Aqua Dan

My first system

I just started my first fill and drain system. Everything seems to be working except the bell siphon. I'm using a 3/4 pvc up pipe and a 2"…

Started by Joshua Ellis

3 Dec 9, 2016
Reply by Aqua Dan

Too much seaweed?

So I bought the small cycling kit for my first aquaponics setup.  It's a small system - 10 gallon tank.  The instructions said that I could…

Started by Alex

3 Dec 9, 2016
Reply by Aqua Dan

Cycling status - need some feedback

Some information about my IBC based system  Fish Tank = 175 gallons Grow Bed = 80 gallons with automatic siphon working well. 1/2" tube wi…

Started by Khanaponics

27 Apr 27, 2016
Reply by Khanaponics

12 week cycling no nitrites/nitrates

I am setting up a 2nd system and cannot get either bacteria to appear. 100L hydroton flood/drain barrel system. Fishless cycling, ammonia @…

Started by Kelly Boyle

2 Mar 22, 2016
Reply by Alex Veidel

System Cycled but high ph

We did a fishless cycling on 2 500 gal gravel bed systems and for the last several days, the system is testing 8.2 ph,   .5 amonia, 2. nitr…

Started by Laurie Roberts

3 Dec 28, 2015
Reply by George


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