06-16-2011, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadgpanther4tw
Yeah i most likely made my cycling process restart....or at least set it back for a while. Tomorrow my tank will have been running for 2 months. This entire time i haven't even seen Nitrates start to accumulate in the water. The ammonia is at .50ppm so i did a 25% water change and i do have two plants in the tank that seem to be doing well in the 8.2 ph water. Will continue to do daily 25% water changes until the ammonia lvls go down... any advice to help my tank finish cycling at last?
The plants should help, especially if they are fast growing types, as they assimilate a fair bit of ammonia/ammonium. If plants have been i the tank from the begining, that may explain why nitrates have been zero. A water conditioner that detoxifies ammonia would be good too, some but not all will, it will say on the label if it does.