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Old 03-07-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
 
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Okay, first of all I'd like to say hello to everyone. I currently have a 30g setup that has been running for about 5 months now. When I set it up I had no idea as to what the "Nitrogen Cycle" was. But all my fish are still alive, so I got lucky I guess.

Currently I'm setting up a 120g tank right next to the 30g. I put some of the filter media into the new filter on the 120g. Along with a decent amount of gravel and a piece of drift wood.

I've been monitoring the Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate now for a couple of days. I added some ammonia because I'm doing the fishless cycle. I just did a test and these are my results.

Ammonia- 1.0ppm
Nitrite- 0ppm
Nitrate- 10ppm

I never got a Nitrite reading... Ever, so that's why I'm a bit confused. Can anyone help me out please?
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:24 AM   #2
 
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Hello! Welcome to the forum. Well, seeding bacteria definitely puts the cycle in motion quickly and I'll bet that's why you didn't get that nitrite reading. I never did see a nitrite spike in any of my tanks during fishless cycling. I'd say once that ammonia goes down to zero you'll be ready.

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Old 03-07-2010, 11:32 AM   #3
 
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+1 what Steph said. At the end of the cycle you should have 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites. Since there is still an ammonia reading keep adding the ammonia.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:09 AM   #4
 
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Welcome to TFK!

What's the nitrate reading on your tap water?
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