Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-18-2008, 08:15 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
joeyfromlawrenceville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: lawrenceville,georgia
Posts: 195
Q:about using PRIME while cycling-Nitrites still high

Hi Guys,
Thanks for you help so far, I've managed to keep "Bubbles" alive.
I do have a question about the Nitrites level in this tanks cycle. The Nitrites have been at a level of .4 for since Aug 27. I added Prime to the water to detress my fish about Sept 3 and detoxed the tank. Is the reason my nitrites are still showing on the tests? Should I do a PWC to begin lowering the Nitrites, as I am showing some color on the Nitrate tests now( I use the aquarium systems dry packet test), not 10 which is the first measurable number but about 1/2 way there, assume about 5.
There is one green chromas in the tank and has been that way for a couple weeks now. What should I do if anything at all?

Thanks,
joey
__________________

__________________
Joey
37 gal FOLR for my daughter ( she is 6 yr old)
3 gal Pico mini reef.( for me)
24 gal Aquapod (wife's) reef, now cycled and currently emptying my wallet.
joeyfromlawrenceville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 08:56 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
I think Prime might give you an ammonia reading (as far as I know). It looks like you are close to the end of the cycle, just hang in there.
__________________

__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2008, 02:16 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 30
Prime has given me false positives for ammonia in fw tanks. Don't know about nitrite though.
__________________
Carissa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2008, 07:44 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
joeyfromlawrenceville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: lawrenceville,georgia
Posts: 195
Cycle complete !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to all who have helped through this process.
Nitrites 0
Amonia 0
Nitrate just a trace
Ph 8.2
SG 1.022
Yea !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bubbles Lived !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
Joey
37 gal FOLR for my daughter ( she is 6 yr old)
3 gal Pico mini reef.( for me)
24 gal Aquapod (wife's) reef, now cycled and currently emptying my wallet.
joeyfromlawrenceville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2008, 02:56 PM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
Congrats!
__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cycling, nitrites, prime, rim

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High Nitrites the grim reefer Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 12-27-2006 05:34 PM
Prime and Cycling.... Lonewolfblue Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 8 11-25-2005 09:21 AM
HELP! High Nitrites in QT MarkW19 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 29 07-01-2004 07:24 PM
Nitrites High fishnewbie Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 15 09-22-2003 09:39 AM
Why are my Nitrites so high rcm87 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 08-31-2003 10:00 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.