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Old 03-11-2012, 01:41 PM   #71
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i wouldnt do anymore water changes until everything is finished. Also, just leave the ph alone for now, 8.0 is fine for now.

How long has the nitrites been peaked out? It can take a week or more for them to start dropping.

Also, are you doing the nitrate test correctly? It can be tricky if you dont shake bottle 2 for a good long time.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #72
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Ur super high nitrites just mean that ur bacteria that turn nitrite into nitrate havent fully established yet. That's all. You should see your nitrites plummet soon
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Please disregard the second picture on that last post. This is a better shot of the Nitrate test results.

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #75
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i wouldnt do anymore water changes until everything is finished. Also, just leave the ph alone for now, 8.0 is fine for now.

How long has the nitrites been peaked out? It can take a week or more for them to start dropping.

Also, are you doing the nitrate test correctly? It can be tricky if you dont shake bottle 2 for a good long time.
+1 also ammonia and nitrite effect ph, again don't worry about that just yet as 8 is ok
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My pH is back on track. Still waiting for the nitrates and nitrates to move.. What do I need to do meanwhile, any ideas?
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My pH is back on track. Still waiting for the nitrates and nitrates to move.. What do I need to do meanwhile, any ideas?
My suggestion would be to wait and let the nitrogen cycle do its thing. I think everyone will agree that patience is the key to this hobby.
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Just wait it out.
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What would be a general rule of expectation?
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Every tank is different. Mine took 6 weeks. I've heard anywhere between 4 to 8 weeks. Maybe 3 if you are lucky.
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