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Old 12-20-2012, 12:23 AM   #81
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I agree. Retest. Make sure you shake up the nitrate bottles really good.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:29 AM   #82
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I'm already at work but I did retest before I left and it was the same
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:33 AM   #83
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I'm already at work but I did retest before I left and it was the same
That seems odd. I don't know why the nitrates would have dropped so much. Test again tomorrow. If you get the same result, maybe toss in a little of whatever you used to cycle (you used fish food or something I think, right?) and test again in 24 hours. Your cycle is probably over, but if I were you I'd want to make sure.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:38 AM   #84
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Ok cool even though there's a little bit of ammonia?
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:44 AM   #85
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Ok cool even though there's a little bit of ammonia?
That's why you should retest after work and toss in a little food or whatever you used to cycle with. If your levels are zero after a day or 2 I'd say the cycle is done.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:44 AM   #86
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Yeah, it's really odd or the nitrites to drop so much in a day. Most of the cycle is usually spent waiting for the nitrites to drop cuz that BB reproduces more slowly than the ammonia ones do.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:28 AM   #87
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Ill test my results in the morning too tired from work -,-'
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:38 PM   #88
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Same results

Ammonia 0.25ppm
Nitrite 0ppm
Nitrate 10ppm
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:02 PM   #89
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Well, toss in a little fish flakes or something and test again tomorrow.
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Fish flakes are in
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