09-25-2008, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by karaim
I have had my live rock for a little less than 1 month now.
About 2 weeks ago, my Nitrite was 10 and my ammonia was about 1. Today, my Nitrite is 0 but my ammonia is around .5.
My question is why is there still ammonia? Doesn't the cycle get rid of the Ammonia first and then Nitrite; so if there is no Nitrite, there should be any ammonia. Or is it that I have stuff dying off inside the rock that keeps producing the ammonia? If so does this mean I will have several more smaller cycles?
I would keep testing it often. Just because the Nitrites are gone doesn't mean the ammonia will be.