10-06-2009, 08:01 PM
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Concerned with my cycle
I just did a quick water test (using strips) I am short on funds at the moment for the good test kit. well it is showing both my Nitrates, and my Nitrites very high. No ammonia is present, hardness is a tad hard (Colorado water) and my water is a little on the acidic side. I thought that the Nitrate spike would happen before the Nitrite spike, but they are both apparent and the spike is large (around 200 mg/l for Nitrate, and 10.0 mg/l for Nitrite) I did a 20% water change on sat. night.
Does this sound strange?
I do have plants, that were added late last week, Wendtii, anacharis and four leaf clover, as well as a sword that has been in the tank for a while.
I am doing the DIY CO2 injection for the plants using a 1 Liter bottle.
I am about to bring a water sample to my LFS to do the free liquid test.
Last edited by Noahma; 10-06-2009 at 08:04 PM..