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Sustained Elevated Nitrite Levels
Old 05-07-2010, 09:38 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by caplan1269 View Post
It finally appears to be over. My quik-dip test is registering nitrites as 0. In all, I lost a total of 9 fish, but I have 4 that made it. I think I will be sticking with these four for atleast a little while. Hopefully my tank is completely finished cycling now. Thanks for all of the help!
Yes, under such circumstances it is wise to let the tank settle for a couple weeks before considering additional fish. This gives the biological system a chance to become stable now that it is cycled. There's more, much more, to a tank's biological system than just the initial cycling.
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