Originally Posted by brittanykluss
I thought once your ammo drops over night and your nitrates and nitrites are off the chart you do a 50% pac and keep ammo atleast at 1 till you get fish.
***J) When your levels of nitrItes and nitrAtes get so high that they’re off what your test kit can show you… do a 50-60% water change. A water change will have no negative impact on your cycle and will help keep things moving and bring your levels low enough so you can actually tell what they are. You can also add another pinch of ground up fish food just to make sure the bacteria has lots of nutrients and phosphates to grow. A water change will also restore the buffers in your water to prevent any fluctuations in pH at the end of your cycle. Remember your dechlorinator!
hmmm...maybe i read it wrong
I thought, again could just be the way i read it, that i had to wait until there was 0 ammo and 0 trites and then do a pwc
. What i am reading now is that i could/should do a pwc
now to get the number back in range? if so, this is no problem as i can do it today before football.