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post #111 of 131 Old 04-02-2014, 03:37 PM
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Nitrates tend to get high in a cycle before it's over. I, personally, would add another full bottle of TSS but that's just me.
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post #112 of 131 Old 04-02-2014, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, thank you.
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post #113 of 131 Old 04-04-2014, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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So the nitrite levels have been dropping over the last few days and had dropped as low as 0.25 yesterday so was really hoping for 0 today, but no, straight back up to 2! I don't understand why! I haven't changed the amount of ammonia I've been adding and ammonia always drops to 0 every day.

Is it normal for the nitrites to do that?
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post #114 of 131 Old 04-04-2014, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Forgot to say, nitrates have gone up, 5 yesterday, 10 today.
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post #115 of 131 Old 04-04-2014, 05:35 PM
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Cycling isn't an exact science, just be patient, you'll get there!
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post #116 of 131 Old 04-11-2014, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Ammonia levels and nitrite levels have been 0 for a couple of days now but nitrate are very low still, <5ppm. I've been slowly increasing the dose of ammonia in the hope of increasing the nitrates, is that the right thing to do? Thanks again for all your help so far!
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post #117 of 131 Old 04-11-2014, 03:30 PM
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The ammonia and nitrites have dropped to 0 at least 3 days in a row after dosing?
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post #118 of 131 Old 04-11-2014, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Not 3 in a row, I increased the ammonia and nitrites went back up to 0.25 but last 2 days have been 0. Ammonia always returns to 0 within 24 hours.
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post #119 of 131 Old 04-11-2014, 04:42 PM
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What did you increase the ammonia to?
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post #120 of 131 Old 04-11-2014, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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From 2 to 3ppm
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