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Old 06-27-2011, 11:53 PM   #1
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water test question...

so i have the basic principal of a cycle...ammo to trites to trates, got it! Whats puzzling me now is im on day 3 of ammo=0, my nitrates have been fluctuating, as high as 160 two days ago, today down to a comfy 5.0, and my nitrites have been holding strong at 1.0 all week! I know the bacteria are doin their thing by the fluctuations, but could someone break it down to me so i can better understand the process?
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You shouldn't have any nitrites or nitrates until your ammonia spikes. May be tap water issue. Test it straight from your faucet.
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my ammomia spiked 6 days ago! i'm using ro/di water as well.
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