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Hi sorry I know there will be a section on here about the initial cycling of the tank. However every time I click on it to read it, it opens a blank window.

I have a small 30X20X15cm tank, holding 3 neon tetra at the moment. I have also bought a API testing kit.

The tank has been running for two weeks now and I have the following results.

PH 7.4 (slightly high for neon's but this I can address)
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 5.0ppm
Nitrate 0

I was reading that the filter requires ammonia and nitrite to create nitrate, as my tank has no ammonia would this be a case of I need a few more fish to raise the ammonia levels in the tank or am I still in the nitrate cycle?

I have been told a small tanks are hard to sort out, but I am determined to get there one way or another.

Cheers for any replies
 

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Thanks for the reply. I have done 25% water change.

I understand the concern for the fish, these tetras are only 1/2 inch in size and they'll only be in there till I get my 60ltr tank up and running after Xmas.

Can't wait to get it sorted but my wife says after Xmas because she wants the Xmas tree stood where tank is going.
 
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