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Old 03-07-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Cycling question

So I have had my tank cycling for 2 weeks now and my Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate are all 0 ppm. I had a spike of ammonia about 10 days ago. Does this mean I'm done cycling? It's seams very fast.
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If your nitrate is zero then you've had no cycle. What is your ammonia source?
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:50 PM   #3
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If your nitrate is zero then you've had no cycle. What is your ammonia source?
Well he/she had an ammonia spike so he had some kind of source, same thing happens to me when I finished cycle. I had no or close to any nitrate.

I think your good to go.
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I had fish and over feed to get more ammonia from the food decaying
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:02 PM   #5
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Ya then I think your all done, go for it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:22 PM   #6
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If he had an ammonia spike 4 days after starting solely by over feeding fish, resulting in zero nitrates, he needs to patent the procedure. More likely he had a false positive reading for ammonia with a low end test kit like API.
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If he had an ammonia spike 4 days after starting solely by over feeding fish, resulting in zero nitrates, he needs to patent the procedure. More likely he had a false positive reading for ammonia with a low end test kit like API.
Ya I don't know, that's interesting. But he did have fish and its a small tank. I got my spike roughly 6 days after getting my tank set up with fish.

Well I started to get ammonia.
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Agreed if there was a ammo spike, then there be a nitrite spike then nitrate readings. Nitrite can be one of the longest part in the cycling process
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Agreed if there was a ammo spike, then there be a nitrite spike then nitrate readings. Nitrite can be one of the longest part in the cycling process
I never got mine :s I had ammonia, never saw any nitrite, and i hardly saw any nitrate.

But I put fish in and had no problem when it happened to me.

Hopefully their not using the test strips.
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Well if its not cycled and you put fish in it. Just watch your levels and do water changes as needed
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