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Jason4390 03-08-2012 03:31 AM

More cycling woes!
 
My nitrites have peaked at 5ppm+ and will not coome down! What do I do to facilitate the nitrite consuming bacteria's growth? 75g, SG: 1.010, Ph at about 8.2, I've been keeping ammonia at a minimal since I got my nitrite spike, and temp is about 83 degrees.Any Help?

GwenInNM 03-08-2012 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Jason4390 (Post 1006954)
My nitrites have peaked at 5ppm+ and will not coome down! What do I do to facilitate the nitrite consuming bacteria's growth? 75g, SG: 1.010, Ph at about 8.2, I've been keeping ammonia at a minimal since I got my nitrite spike, and temp is about 83 degrees.Any Help?


I suspect there is not much more to do than have patience. See what others say. You could go buy one of the products that claim to add nulifying bacteria, and speed up the cycling process. Some are better than others, and that may help. If you have a higher end fish store, I'd go there and see what they have, over a PetCo/PetSmart.

Gwen

jeffnsa 03-08-2012 10:17 AM

Reduce the temperature, and let your tank take care of itself. The faster you push your cycle to happen the wilder the swings of readings and the longer it will take to settle down.


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