Originally Posted by Fish noob
I found some pure ammonia at Ace Hardware last weekend. I dosed the tank to 4ppm. A few days ago my numbers were :
Then last night my ammonia had dropped to 1ppm, but all the other numbers remained the same. So, I dosed it back up to nearly 4ppm.
NOW this morning my numbers are:
Its weird, because my ammonia dropped overnight, but my nitrIte has remained off the chart this entire time. AND how would my nitrAtes drop without even doing a water change?
Looks like you're getting close. But your trites still need to come down. Give it time. Also, it wouldn't hurt to get a second opinion on your testing. I'd take your water to your LFS
and see what readings they get and compare.