04-19-2013, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikaila31
you don't really need to test for nitrates regardless. Just ammonia and nitrite. I would expect a nitrite spike within the first week. Mini cycles are much faster then a typical cycle. Also there is no limit to water changes, but 50% is a good start. Do whatever you need to keep ammonia and nitrite levels down.
and to touch on the ammonia poisoning, im thinking the streaks should go away once the ammonia is removed. a question I would have is why the streaks even appear in the first place- might lead to the answer of if they will go away or not.