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post #11 of 11 Old 02-16-2013, 04:49 AM
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I know that planting a tank heavilly enough to convert all the ammonia is, in a technical sense, a cycle of sorts. But, when I hear someone refer to the "nitrogen cycle" or "cycling a tank," I assume it is a reference to the process of converting ammonia to nitrite then nitrite to nitrate using nitrifying bacteria (specifically nitrosomonas and nitrospira for freshwater).

Is my understanding correct? Should I ask this by starting another thread?

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