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post #1 of 3 Old 05-14-2008, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
Cycling a tank, not sure what readings mean?

I have a 20 gallon tank that has been cycling for three weeks, I have water sprite and willow moss along with two piece of drift wood in the tank.

When I set the tank up I used water from my established tank and also used the filter media.

Today I tested my water and the Nitrite is at 1 and the nitrate is at 80 but the amonia is at 0? I am really confused at to what is going on.

Any help would be appreciated, I set this tank up for tiger shrimp and they will be here Tuesday, I ordered them online thinking my tank would be cycled by then.

Is their anyway I can safely drop the Nitrite in my tank?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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4 bamboo shrimp
2 Bolivian rams
5 fancy male guppies
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2 10 gallon betta tanks

1 20 long pygmy cory, pleco tank

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-14-2008, 02:26 AM
There is a current thread going on the forum now you may want to check it out.

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=17254
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-14-2008, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
Thanks I will check it out.

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4 bamboo shrimp
2 Bolivian rams
5 fancy male guppies
6 panda corries

2 10 gallon betta tanks

1 20 long pygmy cory, pleco tank

1 10 gallon CRS tank
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