01-23-2007, 02:42 PM
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Is that it? Is my tank cycled?
New to fish keeping, so far we're having a good time with this. We were going to put a goldfish in a bowl and then found out how cruel that is, so we opted for a 3 gallon Eclipse tank and 4 danios. We set this up almost 2 weeks ago, adding biospira at set-up to get the cycling started.
As of today my readings are Ammonia=0, Nitrites=0, Nitrates= more than 0 but less than 5.
Last week we had a spike in the Nitrites to 1.0 and Nitrates to 10 at which point I got nervous about the Nitrite level and did a very small water change (2 pints) to keep the stress down. About 4 days later the Nitrites were gone and the Nitrates really low and that is how it's stayed. So is that it, are we cycled? That seemed too easy. I was prepared for much more of a struggle based on everything I've read.
Thank you for your advice!