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Old 07-13-2011, 07:27 AM   #1
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Day 5 fish in cycling

Ok I have a quick question. At least I hope it's quick. I'm on day 5 of a fish-in cycle, first tank. Wife went out and got test strips, I went out and got the API liquid kit. I'm doing daily water changes and sometimes back to back. After my last water change last night I'm getting somewhere between 0 and .25 ammo, 0 nitrite, and about 10-20 nitrate. Should I be seeing nitrates this early when I haven't seen any nitrites yet?
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Test your tap for nitrates just to be sure if there are any. That test is tricky and not perfect fcrom your numbers I would say you are going normally.
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Yep, test your tap water for everything too, sometimes it can have levels of those things. You sound like you have a handle on doing the tests and as many water changes as needed to keep the levels safe for your fish. Great job and good luck!
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