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Old 05-22-2020, 02:10 AM   #1
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Nitrite question

I know thereís probably not a standard answer to this,but I will ask anyway.

Iím just over 4wks into my fishless cycle and my nitrite is somewhere between 2 and 5ppm,but probably closer to 5.ammonia levels are between 0 and 0.25ppm,but I suspect they could be 0 since itís hard to tell.nitrates are between 20 and 40ppm.pH is 7.2

i havenít done a water change for nigh on 2 weeks,should I do a Part water change or just leave things be?i have plants and they are really growing fast,at least an inch a day.

Should I leave things be and hope the nitrites fall naturally or are my plants having some sort of effect and maybe I should do a partial water change.

Iíve come so far and donít want to mess up the cycle.
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If your nitrite is within a readable range i wouldnt do a water change. If your nitrates are rising you are nearing the end.
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If your nitrite is within a readable range i wouldnt do a water change. If your nitrates are rising you are nearing the end.
Thanks for the quick reply Aiken Drum.
The nitritate has been between 20 and 40ppm for just over a week and donít seem to be rising any more.

I will keep doing what Iím doing and hopefully notice a drop in the nitrite at some point in the near future.

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