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TRDfan 01-26-2012 03:39 PM

Nitrites not falling....
 
Im in my 3+ week of cycling and my readings are as follows

Am - .25ppm
rite - 5ppm
rate - 20ppm

my nitrite has been high for about a week and half, and i was wondering how long till i see it to drop down?? :nono:

I did the fishless cycle w/ a does of ammonia from acy hardware

tetrajoy 01-26-2012 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by TRDfan (Post 1765128)
my nitrite has been high for about a week and half, and i was wondering how long till i see it to drop down?? :nono:

Mine was stuck around the same yours is...it was the very next day that ammonia and trites were gone...just gotta wait it out...:fish2:

spoonman 01-26-2012 04:35 PM

Are you still dosing the ammonia? You need to keep dosing up to 4ppm.

TRDfan 01-26-2012 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by C.a.r.i.s.s.a (Post 1765185)
Mine was stuck around the same yours is...it was the very next day that ammonia and trites were gone...just gotta wait it out...:fish2:

3+ weeks of fishless tank is running my patience :nono:

TRDfan 01-26-2012 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 1765245)
Are you still dosing the ammonia? You need to keep dosing up to 4ppm.

iv been dosing it upto only about 1ppm and letting it drop BUT i just dosed it back upto 3-4ppm

Hondatek 01-26-2012 09:13 PM

Check your ph. I was stuck on the same deal as you. My ph dropped one day and i did a very small Pwc to get the ph back up and then things took off from there.

Gti_Leo 01-26-2012 09:14 PM

i wouldn't add anymore ammonia and would do a PWC,

TRDfan 01-27-2012 01:57 PM

Hey guys.... After dosing my ammonia to 3-4ppm last night, it has dropped back down to .25ppm this morning BUT my nitrites are sill supper high (5ppm). Seems like my ammonia levels get low pretty quick but i dont know whats going on with my Nitrites

I did a 20% or so pwc last week to check if this could help out BUT it didnt. Still the same

ANY thoughts??

Hondatek 01-27-2012 02:39 PM

Check for a ph drop . That could stall your cycle. Also maybe dose every other day but like I posted earlier I had the same deal. Trites went from maxed out to 0 over 2 days. It takes a while for them to start dropping but when they do it's going to be quick.

TRDfan 01-27-2012 05:23 PM

My PH droped from 8.2-8.4 to 8.0. Ive read that the PH has to drop down to about 7.4 and below for the cycle to stall. so i thought that could not be it.

how long did your cycle last hondatek?? you have live rock or base?? did you use live sand or dry sand?? I assume you did the fishless cycle too??


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