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Old 01-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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Nitrites not falling....

Im in my 3+ week of cycling and my readings are as follows

Am - .25ppm
rite - 5ppm
rate - 20ppm

my nitrite has been high for about a week and half, and i was wondering how long till i see it to drop down??

I did the fishless cycle w/ a does of ammonia from acy hardware
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my nitrite has been high for about a week and half, and i was wondering how long till i see it to drop down??
Mine was stuck around the same yours is...it was the very next day that ammonia and trites were gone...just gotta wait it out...
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Are you still dosing the ammonia? You need to keep dosing up to 4ppm.
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Mine was stuck around the same yours is...it was the very next day that ammonia and trites were gone...just gotta wait it out...
3+ weeks of fishless tank is running my patience
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Are you still dosing the ammonia? You need to keep dosing up to 4ppm.
iv been dosing it upto only about 1ppm and letting it drop BUT i just dosed it back upto 3-4ppm
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Check your ph. I was stuck on the same deal as you. My ph dropped one day and i did a very small Pwc to get the ph back up and then things took off from there.
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i wouldn't add anymore ammonia and would do a PWC,
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #8
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Hey guys.... After dosing my ammonia to 3-4ppm last night, it has dropped back down to .25ppm this morning BUT my nitrites are sill supper high (5ppm). Seems like my ammonia levels get low pretty quick but i dont know whats going on with my Nitrites

I did a 20% or so pwc last week to check if this could help out BUT it didnt. Still the same

ANY thoughts??
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Check for a ph drop . That could stall your cycle. Also maybe dose every other day but like I posted earlier I had the same deal. Trites went from maxed out to 0 over 2 days. It takes a while for them to start dropping but when they do it's going to be quick.
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My PH droped from 8.2-8.4 to 8.0. Ive read that the PH has to drop down to about 7.4 and below for the cycle to stall. so i thought that could not be it.

how long did your cycle last hondatek?? you have live rock or base?? did you use live sand or dry sand?? I assume you did the fishless cycle too??
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