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Old 05-23-2015, 07:24 AM   #1
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im into the 17th day in my sw tank and myammonia isn't high but my nitrites are and the nitrates are getting worse.ive changed the water a few times and used prime.i have two fish in there and hope they are alright.from what ive been reading when cycling nitrites will go down while the nitrates will go up and eventually level off when the cycle is done
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:07 AM   #2
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You are correct but for the sake of your fish I would water change to try and bring the nitrites down some. They are extremely toxic.


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Your cycling isn't done yet, just be patient and wait.

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the fish are in another tank now and I checked ammonia is high for the first time and nitrites and nitrates are climbing also.being I have no fish in there will I continue to cycle.if I just let it do its thing without doing anything will it eventually level off
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What is your source of ammonia?
The two fish?
What happened to them?
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2.0 on the ammonia and the fish are in a cycled tank
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if the tank is now fishless then let it go and monitor.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:22 AM   #8
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i just checked my ammonia and its at 8.0 so I guess its doing its thing.i have to more in a few months so im gonna have to go at it again but this time I willkeep my decorations ans sand and bio wheel wet so I cycle fast
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