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Old 06-10-2017, 10:25 AM   #1
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ID:	300297I'm up for 2 weeks now, and after having way-high ammonia readings, I now have 0 ammonia, and off the chart Nitrites and Nitrates.

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Should I add ammonia to the tank or let it go and just wait?
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Attachment 300297I'm up for 2 weeks now, and after having way-high ammonia readings, I now have 0 ammonia, and off the chart Nitrites and Nitrates.

What's next?

Should I add ammonia to the tank or let it go and just wait?
Do a large water change and keep adding ammonia until the nitrites start disappearing.
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I just dumped in some Dr.Tim's one and only nitrifying bacteria sauce...
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That's awesome nice tank. They'll start converting the nitrite after a week or so if they have ammonia then you're a water change away from 0 nitrates. You can absolutely use ammonia to kick start
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Water changes are critical to tank cycling rather you do fishless or fish in. At this point you should change at least 25% and continue on with 10% changes every week. Remember that your bacteria colonies need more than just ammonia and nitrites; so, the sooner those normalize the sooner your fish can get in and start producing those "other" things in fish waste that bacteria will benefit from.
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