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Old 01-21-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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Nitrites spiked! About how much longer??

Just for kicks, about how much longer for a full cycle after the nitites peak? TIA.
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Old 01-21-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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There is no set time period all tanks are different.... Could be days or weeks. How much LR or LS and how long has the tank been running.
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Old 01-21-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
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Running 7 days with 50# lr and 25# ls in a 55 gal.
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what is your ammonia at? and what is the reading for nitrite
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I forgot the ammonia reading but it was between the furthest and second furthest reading on the test strip.

Nitrites were 30 ppm, the furthest reading on the scale.
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Old 01-21-2005, 08:12 PM   #6
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I would wait a little longer. You want 0 nitrites, 0 nitrates, and 0 ammonia. Also, check your pH to make sure it is stable(8.2, 8.3) as well.
It took my tank 4 weeks until the cycle was complete.

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Correction (I'm home now), ammonia is almost 200 ppm and nitites are 10 ppm.

Yes, I know to definetly wait. Just was wondering if I'm 1/2 way there, 3/4, whatever. Thanks again
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Wow! Definitely wait.

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