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how long does it take for nitrites to fall
Old 09-24-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
 
how long does it take for nitrites to fall

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
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:24 PM   #2
 
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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.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
 
No need to respond to thread if you don't have the answer. I chose to cycle with fish as many of us do. I know it's ammonia, then nitrites as being harmful. Would just like to know on average how long it takes for nitrites to fall after they peak.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:12 PM   #4
 
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]]No need to respond to thread if you don't have the answer[/b][/b]. I chose to cycle with fish as many of us do. I know it's ammonia, then nitrites as being harmful. Would just like to know on average how long it takes for nitrites to fall after they peak.
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WOW, really dude...... I believe I did answer that question. I said the cycle take on average 6 weeks. But because you jacked with the way its done, you now have to wait longer. No need, to respond. Hopefully someone else that has more than 12 years experience will help you.......
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:45 PM   #5
 
I didn't ask you how long the tank takes to cycle.. I asked how long it takes for nitrites to start dropping once they've peaked.. read the question. Really don't care how long uve been doing fish keeping. Not everyone can be "perfect like you " and do a fishless cycle
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:18 PM   #6
 
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He was simply trying to answer your question that doesn't have a definite answer. A full cycle can take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. As far as the spikes of nitrite and amonnia go, it is different for everybody. The ph, hardness, temperature all play a role in how long these spikes take.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #7
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Its hard to tell because every cycle is different, my guess is one more week and you should be set, I'm with you and like doing a fish in cycle but it does require every day or every other day water changes to keep the numbers low so the fish can survive, plus you are starting out a bit heavy, most the time most people will recommend you do the cycle with 1-3 hardy fish unless of course you are cycling some monster thats larger then 100 gallons, then more fish would probably be fine.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:27 PM   #8
 
Thank you very much for giving me a better response. I think he basically just tried to sneak in and criticize me for doing a fish in cycle. My ph is high at 8.4,out the tap it's 8.0 and rises after it sits so that's where the 8.4 comes from. Don't know the exact hardness. More than likely very hard. Have a 55 gallon
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:38 PM   #9
 
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That pH is pretty high. Do you have any rocks in the tank? Gravel? The reason I ask is because your pH is going up after sitting. Most of the time it stays where its at or it goes down some. More than likely you have hard water which is also contributing to the high pH.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:42 PM   #10
 
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I won't sneak in....I'll just say it...don't come here and start asking questions then when you don't get the answers you want, start acting like a douche. It's the internet. That's how it works. People don't always respond to your exact question but regardless it's a good way to learn from other's perspectives. Don't like it...go to your LFS and ask them for help. Since you already screwed up it probably won't do much more harm to follow their advice rather than people here that actually know what the heck they are doing.
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