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Old 07-09-2011, 01:42 AM   #1
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As most of you know I'm in the process of cycling my tank. Its been ping for 1week and 4 days. My ammonia spiked 4 days ago and tonight I checked my levels and the ammonia is almost gone but the nitrite is still at 5 ppm. Is it slowly going to go down or will I need to help it?
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:09 AM   #2
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I believe you are extremely close the process goes ammonia<nitrates<nitrites. The fact that your amm. Spiked and has almost disappeared and you are showing trites, means you're converting ammo to trates and trates to trites what is your ammo reading exactly?
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I believe you are extremely close the process goes ammonia<nitrates<nitrites. The fact that your amm. Spiked and has almost disappeared and you are showing trites, means you're converting ammo to trates and trates to trites what is your ammo reading exactly?
Its just like .125 ppm. I thought it was amm>trites>trates?
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:30 AM   #4
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I'm sooo sorry, its been a long day, you are correct. Either way you are close I believe
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:33 AM   #5
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you are close is your ammo 1.25ppm or .125? either way id dose up to 2-4ppm and you should see trite conversion shortly i believe
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:47 AM   #6
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A tell tale sign of a cycled tank is you should be able to dose up to 4 ppm and within 24hrs be back at 0. So obviously if you dose up like wolfpack advised, I'd test again early tomorrow and then tomorrow evening. If you're cycled, you should be back at 0 ammo tm night
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:27 PM   #7
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Well I checked my levels today and ammonia is almost gone but nitrite is still high. The nitrite has been the same for a few days yet the ammonia has been going down... The buried is still like 2 or 3. Is it suppose to take awhile for it to go down?
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Your just about done
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Well what about my nitrites? Are they slowly going to go down?
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yes they will go down to 0 and your nitrate will remain
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