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Old 03-01-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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What are normal levels (if there is such a thing) for a new tank still being cycled? I tested my water today and ph is perfect but ammonia is .25, nitrate is 5.0 and the nitrite is 5.0! Is this normal? Tank is almost 2 weeks old

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Dont worry about PH during the cycle. Your PH results are skewed because of ammonia and nitrite. Wait for the cycle to be over and then do a 33% PWC and then worry about the PH. During the cycle only worry about Ammonia, nitrites and nitrates.

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normal levels in a cycle fluctuate depending on how far into it you are
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