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Old 05-21-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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Nitrogen cycle

Question for anyone..I am cycling a 25 gal FW tank. My nitrites are at 0, nitrates are between 100 and 130, my ammonia drops from 4-5ppms to 0 48 hrs after I add ammonia. Is the tank cycled or do I need the ammonia to drop to 0 in 12 hrs???
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I say your good. Do a massive water change to get that nitrate down. Get some fish, good luck
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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Ya thought that was the case just thought it would take less time for the ammonia to 0 out, but I have added ammonia about 8 times since the initial ammonia nitrites 0'd out and it always takes 24 to 48 hours for the ammonia to return to 0???
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Once you put the fish in there not going to product that amount of ammo so it will be steady
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