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Old 03-05-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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when would I expect..

when would I expect to see Nitrites?

the ammonia is definatly peeking...im having to do 2 water changes a day to keep my ammonia at 0.25, it was going up to 1ppm in between them but now the past 2 days its barely going to 0.5

im not seeing nitrites yet tho, this is a fish in cycle...

I thought I was seeing nitrates at a tace level but realised thats my source water showing trace nitrates


the tank was started on feb 18th so im into week three with my fish in cycle


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Old 03-05-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Have some patience! Your ammonia will spike before you start to see nitrites. Your cycle is right on track for 3 weeks into a fish-in cycle. Just continue to test daily & do water changes as needed.
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just today I am finally seeing nitrites so I was totally being impatient before lol, not alot but enough to put my mind at ease that things are moving along.

is there a such thing as changing too much of the water....yesturday I decided to wait on my morning water change because the ammonia wasnt high, only 0.25

did a 50% water change in the evening then in the morning when as per my normal routine, I found 0.25 ammonia, and 0.25 nitrites

anyhow seemed to me like promising results this morning

I did one water change today even tho both results werent really high, just to be sure the fish were happy, and Ill test in awhile here to see if i need to do another

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:28 PM   #4
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Your doing a good job! Keep up the good work!!
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