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Old 09-18-2003, 01:12 PM   #1
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Cycle new tank

How will I know my new tank has cycled?
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Ammonia and Nitite will fall to undetecitble levels.

Monitor these levels every few days for the duration of your cycle.
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Nitrite or Nitrate...I have gotten conflicting advise.
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Ammonia turns into Nitrite and Nitrite turns into Nitrate.

Ammonia and Nitrite are the toxic compounds that need to be 0 before adding life to the tank...

Nitrate should not go above 50 meg/L for FO, and that is high, and should not go above 20 meg/L for Reef.. 0 or undetectable is desired....
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