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Old 11-24-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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Question Am I stalled?

I am 2 weeks into a fishless cycle. I am using raw shrimp. My ammonia went all the up and is now back to 0. My nitrate is at 80ppm and my nitrite is either 2 or 5ppm they are so close it is hard to tell. This tank is the first I have had with a canister filter. I have not cleaned it or done PWC. The levels have been the same for 3 days. Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:46 PM   #2
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Mine did that for a few days and then started too drop
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It takes longer for the nitrite eating bacteria to reproduce. Much of the cycle is spent waiting for nitrites to come down. It'll happen.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:29 PM   #4
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Cool not stalled anymore

So I now have 0 am .50 nitrate(api says 0 but Salifert test says .50) 0 Nitrite.
I am planning a PWC for the Nitrate. I have never done this before and the cycle is with raw shrimp in a filter sock. Do I need to add a clean up crew next? I want to have a peaceful tank for this one, Clowns, cleaner shrimp, dragonette, a sand sifting gobby. What do I add first. I don't have pods for dragonette yet, so I can't really add one of them. I am so excited to add a fish! My son (11) has been doing the test everyday!
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