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Old 09-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Help with nitrites

Hey I have been cycling my tank and I have hit a wall. My ammonia is at 0 but nitrites are5+ and nitrates around10. I don't have any access to ace ammonia. So I have been giving a pinch of flakes each day. My readings have been like this for over a week.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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What is your PH? If it has dipped below 6.5, you will need to do a water change. A very low ph will affect the nitrifying bacteria.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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I'm at 6.8
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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The nitrifying bacteria that converts nitrite to nitrate takes much longer to multiply than the bacteria that converts ammonia to nitrite. Continue cycling the tank and it'll all work out.

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