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Old 06-27-2003, 02:55 PM   #1
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cycle help please

ok so my tank has been up and running for about 2 weeks now and i introduced my uncured live rock a week ago sine then here are my readings



ammonia Nitrite Nitrate
06/21 ~ 4 - 0 - 0
06/22 ~ 6 - 0 - 0
06/23 ~ 8 - .5 - 2.5
06/24 ~ 4 - 20 - 2.5
06/27 ~ .25 - 5 - 10

i just wanted to know if this looked correct per the cycle.



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Hows that RIO pump working?
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Your nitrite on day 24 seems a bit high but yes thats the way the numbers should flow. AMmonia first to a peak and then start to fall as the nitrite starts to rise and peak. Then nitrate start to rise.

Nitrate will continue to exist while the ammonia and nitrite should drop off to undetectible levels. Once they are 0.00 then your cycle is complete.
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re:

thanks yeah no it wasnt day 24.. that was teh day of teh month . .only 1 week has gone by

and the rio pump works great ! its a 2100.

the thing is though i had t put a valve on the intake cuz it was too much for the rio to take out

besides that then it evened out when i put my uv sterilizer and protien skimmer pumps workn too
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