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Old 07-15-2011, 02:29 AM   #1
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3 week nitrite spike fishless cycle

Ive waited for 3 weeks for nitrites to go down. I am getting impatient. How much longer until it falls to 0 ppm?
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:33 AM   #2
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Ive waited for 3 weeks for nitrites to go down. I am getting impatient. How much longer until it falls to 0 ppm?
Where are they now??
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Where are they now??
Maybe 5+. Its been like this since the first day of ammonia drop. Also i did 2 75% pwc. Not on same day though
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I've heard that high nitrites can cause a stall... I suppose u should just continue daily PWC. Someone more experienced
Than me hopefully will tune in soon... Keep the PWC coming for now
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Search for "eco's (almost) complete guide on fishless cycling" all will be answered, a stall is rare but can happen, you should document it if it really is a stall I'd be interested in your readings of chems in the aquarium
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Search for "eco's (almost) complete guide on fishless cycling" all will be answered, a stall is rare but can happen, you should document it if it really is a stall I'd be interested in your readings of chems in the aquarium
Yes i have already seen the guide and i will keep a calender of my tank water readings if you want.
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Also when i did this fishless cycle their were already a high count of nitrites. 5+ ppm if i recall. May this have effected the super high notrites
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I'm having the same thing happen with my cycling, think I'm on day 27 now and I've had 5.0+ppm of nitrites for about 2 1/2 weeks now maybe longer, I've done 2 90% water changes over the last two weeks which gets the nitrites to around 0.50-1.0ppm for a day then it shoots straight back up. I even tried only dosing the ammonia to 1.0ppm for a few days to try let the no2-no3(think thats right) process catch up but no luck. I'm getting sick of the colour purple lol
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Also when i did this fishless cycle their were already a high count of nitrites. 5+ ppm if i recall. May this have effected the super high notrites
Can you expand on that? Where did the no2 come from? Did you have fish in the tank before doing a fishless cycle? I assume it doesn't come from your tap, right?
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Can you expand on that? Where did the no2 come from? Did you have fish in the tank before doing a fishless cycle? I assume it doesn't come from your tap, right?
Yes i actually left the tank running for a while with some common goldfish. But they all died because i did not know what i was doing. After thet died i left the tank standing for maybe a week or 2 with no ammonia.
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