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post #31 of 60 Old 11-25-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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11/25 pm water test results

Ammonia 0
Nitrate 5.0
Nitrite 2.0
pH 8.2

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post #32 of 60 Old 11-25-2013, 09:30 PM
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hey forest

It looks like nitrite is being processed into nitrate. Give it a little more time and keep testing so we can see if your results are stable. Need nitrite to be very neer 0 to say that your tank is stable.

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post #33 of 60 Old 11-25-2013, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Was happy to finally see some nitrates ! Will post results again tomorrow.
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post #34 of 60 Old 11-26-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Ammonia .25
Nitrate 5.0
Nitrite .5 !!!!!!
pH 8.2

Getting better ! Should I keep doing 25% water changes daily ? Grateful for all of you being here and knowledge shared
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post #35 of 60 Old 11-26-2013, 09:33 PM
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awesome!

Just my opinion but I would cut back to twice per week waterchange to see if nitrate is accumulating. Also, I don't really know why you have ammonia. There's no fish in the tank? Maybe your tapwater has ammonia, I've seen that before. Light at the end of the tunnel!

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post #36 of 60 Old 11-26-2013, 09:40 PM
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light at the end of the tunnel!

If nirite stays low for 5-7 days and nitrate accumulates between water changes I would consider your tank to be fully cycled!

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post #37 of 60 Old 11-28-2013, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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11/28 happy thanksgiving !

Ammonia 0
Nitrate 5
Nitrite 1
pH 8.2

I have not done a water change for 60 hrs. There are shrimp in the tank and they have been really active for the past 2 days. I need to get my Royal pleco (Panzer) out of my 10g as soon as possible, crowded in there. Think it is safe to move him ?
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post #38 of 60 Old 11-28-2013, 11:51 AM
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No, tank has not finished cycle

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post #39 of 60 Old 11-30-2013, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Was to busy to post yesterday so here is what's going on.
11/29
Temp 77
Ammonia 0
Nitrate 5
Nitrite 0 woohoo !!
pH 8

I did this test an hour after 25% water change .
25 hrs later
11/30
Ammonia 0
Nitrate 5
Nitrite 0
pH 8.2

Am I through this cycle ? I plan on still doing a water change every few days for a while and testing every day for a bit.
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post #40 of 60 Old 11-30-2013, 02:17 PM
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In a general sense yes you're through the cycle. But not quite stable yet. Continue to monitor the especially nitrates .. They should be going up which is expected and normal between water changes on a cycled tank.


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