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Tigris 06-11-2012 06:40 PM

Reading the Water Test
 
Can anyone tell me how my cycle is going?

6/9 6/10 6/11
Ammonia .5 0 0 mg/L
Nitrite 10+ 10+ 10+ mg/L
Nitrate 40 50 0 mg/L
pH 6.5 6.8 7.2
Alkalinity 80 mg/L
Hardness 75 mg/L

Tigris 06-12-2012 11:57 AM

Bump
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Geomancer 06-12-2012 11:59 AM

Your Nitrite is off the charts, do a few daily 50% water changes to get that down to 1 ppm or under. Excessive levels will stall your cycle.


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