Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 10-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bay area, CA
Posts: 2
Cycling nitrites not going down

Hi All,
I am cycling my 55 gal fishless. I have gotten to the point where I get my ammonia<1 ppm. I dose it back up to about 4ppm. The nitrites are not going down however. I did a partial water change a few days ago. When I put ammo in the aquarium to 4ppm it goes down to < 1ppm in less then 12 hrs. I used some filters from a 5 gallon I have to seed bacteria. I also put some gravel from the 5 gallon in a net and placed it in the 55 gallon. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all.


lefti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
bud29's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: In a van, down by the river
Posts: 3,673
Send a message via Yahoo to bud29
How long has this been happening? The typical nitrite>nitrate conversion takes more than three weeks when cycling your tank. Even with some bacteria in a bottle, my nitirite>nitrate conversion still took about 2 weeks. So this is probably one of the terrible times when you can just sit there and wait it out. If the nitrites get so high they are off the charts, do a 50% water change to get them to a readable level.
bud29 is offline   Reply With Quote

cycling, nitrites

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.