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ok good luck and 1 question what fish did you have in the tank and how many that can also be a cause...
I started with a dwarf gourami, 2 dwarf frogs and 3 glo-fish. I returned the gourami because he was bullying the glo-fish. 2 of the glo-fish have died in the past day. So I'm left with 1 glo-fish and 2 frogs.
If you can get your hands on Prime today that will help. Prime is the only conditioner I know of that will help to detoxify nitrItes for short periods of time until you can get your cycle up. And it won't interfere with the cycle process.
Good luck and ask as many questions along the way as necessary. We all started out as newbies and learn as we go.