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So I just tested the water again. The ammonia is at 0ppm and the nitrite is at 0ppm and nitrate is at 5ppm. So if I have read everything right then the cycle is complete. I just find it strange that nitrite never was above 0 ppm, maybe I just missed it.
Originally Posted by tiny View Post
Saw your subsequent post, nothing changes my advice. And I'm assuming you followed 1077's earlier suggestion to remove the carbon; in a planted tank that's unnecessary and probably detrimental.
P.S. Thanks for the trust. I will do my best not to disappoint you. I just advise from my own experience and research into the reasons these things work. Have fun with it. B.
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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