09-24-2011, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by smit3183
been seeing 2.0 nitrites in tank for last 2 weeks. Ive done 4 water changes during this time at about 30-40% and they still havent fell. ammonia is at .25 and nitrates is 10-20,hard to tell difference from the orange . This is 6th week of cycling. Ive got 5 zebra danios and 2 giant danios,lost a couple of giants
Cycling a tank should be done without the fish, for as you see, lossess can happen. And a cycle is hard to define as how long. Usually they run 6 weeks. And its not the Trates you should worry about, the Ammonia is the worst then Trites. The trates are not all that harmful unless in extremely high ranges.