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Your plants will try to consume nitrites so it' could be the reason why you have zero nitrites.
At least, your danios are getting to be on the safer side.:wink2:
 

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jsm11482 said:
I have fish in there and I do have 5ppm nitrates so I expect the nitrites to eat the ammonia and the nitrates to eat the nitrites.
I don't understand this one.:mrgreen:
Bacteria is supposed to convert the ammonia into nitrites, then nitrites into nitrates.
With fish, you have to do another water change to dilute the nitrites.
 

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Nick, plecs in general don't eat fish at all unless the fish is dead.:tongue:
Otos are definitely a choice if you want fish at size of 2 inches. However, they can be sensitive to water quality so be sure to monitor your water quality.
 

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jsm11482 said:
It is also very important that they do not eat my plants. I read that Bristlenose's will eat them if they have a shortage of algae. It's probably not worth the risk, plus they get too big (15gal tank). I will look into the oto's. Thanks!
Josh, believe me. She ate my cryptocoryne crispatula(plants having leaves at 70 cm length).:blueshake:
But I ditch that plant too for dangers of penetrating the silicon sealant which could cause leakage.:dunno:
 

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Blue, explain how this plant would ruin your seal?
Their roots are fast becoming established and penetrating my silicon sealant. If you want your tank refurbished, pulling that plant would be a bad idea as it also pulls the sealant thus leaking would become a possibility. Hence I threw that plant away.:roll:

I'll not stick to plants that establish too fast. Hmmm...my Nymphaea stellata is still growing like crazy even if I don't use fertilizers and CO2.:dunno:
 

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jsm11482 said:
Yaaay my nitrites and ammonia are 0! My tank is done cycling!
Well done.:thumbsup:
 

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jsm11482 said:
Thanks Blue - also, I should be able to setup my 90g this weekend! Can't wait!
Lol..can't wait for your pics of 90 gallons setup too.:thumbsup::crazy:
 
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