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Old 07-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Is this normal?

I'm on my 12th day of fish in cycling, and today I finally got some nitrites going on. However, there is no ammonia. Is this normal?

Yesterday I had .25ppm ammonia, 0ppm nitrites. Today I have 0ppm ammonia, .25ppm nitrites. I did a 30% water change and now there's 0ppm nitrites, no ammonia. I'm really happy I finally got nitrites going, but is it normal to have 0 ammonia and some nitrite? It may be just today, so I'm not sure what's to come tomorrow.
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Its normal
The ammonia may stay at zero now. The nitrites will start to lower and soon become nitrates
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The ammonia may stay at zero now. The nitrites will start to lower and soon become nitrates
Thank you! Do you know when I should start testing for nitrates?
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Thank you! Do you know when I should start testing for nitrates?
You can test whenever they may be some there now.
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