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Old 01-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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nitrite phase ?

I've read that the nitrite phase is the longest during a cycle. Anyone with that experience? Tank is a 65 gallon. Base rock. Carib sea sand. 3 dead shrimp which are in a white bubble of death. Ammonia has dropped to 0. Nitrites have been high even when ammonia was detectable. Nitrates 5-10ppm.

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Old 01-26-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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Yep. The nitrite eating bacteria takes longer to reproduce, so it lasts longer. I'm sure it feels like the nitrite will Never come down, but it will. It just takes a while.
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