04-18-2011, 04:05 AM
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Originally Posted by excal88
Hello! Just as the threat says, I'm curious on how close I am to finishing the cycle for my 12 gallon tank. Right now everything seems really high, ammonia level at 4ppm, nitrite levels at 5+ ppm, and nitrate levels at 20-30 ppm. Its only been a week (although I did seed it a little bit from a slightly established tank), and I know the ammonia and nitrite levels are crazy high, but should I just wait it out until ammonia and nitrite tests at 0 ppm via nature, or should I do pwc to lower it? The ammonia level did drop 1 ppm from 5 down to 4 since I tested it at the beginning of the week, and I just used the API liquid nitrite and nitrate tests today and came up with some readings *previously used API 5 in 1 test strip testers; did them 2-3 days ago and no trace of nitrite or nitrates* Thanks!
What is the source of ammonia?
Can you borrow more seed material from an exisrting tank?