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Old 06-16-2018, 08:36 PM
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6 weeks now. Started on May 1st. Nitrites are still over 2 today
Cool. Can't wait to see it running.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:35 AM
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My nitrites are not coming down. Talked to some well known hobbyists and they all said nitrite cycle is very quick. Well I’m on 3 weeks
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Generally it should be, as you will start to grow that bacteria at the same time the ammonia bacteria is growing. Do you have an ammonia source currently in the tank? Also, have you seen the Nitrates go up?



Not sure if it's the light or the angle of the picture but from looking at the 2 pictures it seems that they 2nd one is lighter than the 1st, which would mean the nitrites are coming down.


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I have no ammonia left in the tank. Nitrites are at 25. The color has not changed a bit since that picture 6 days ago. Marc Levenson told me my nitrites should have gone down within the first week of seeing them rise
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I would try a new test kit, as you should have seen it dropping at this point. What are you Nitrates and are they going up?



What you can do it add some more ammonia, or a source of ammonia, and see if your nitrites go up or stay the same. Your nitrates should increase too.
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I made a fresh batch of saltwater to test the kit and it came out 0. I’ll check my nitrates later today
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You are bb? No sand ...going to be cycled soon. Same thing happen to me. Comes down real fast when it does. I said the same thing..
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Nitrates are between .25 and .50
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If they're going up then the nitrites are being converted over into nitrates, so the nitrites should be going down. It's taking a while to finish but that could be because you might of had a lot of ammonia to start with.
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I only had a reading of 1.0 ammonia before they came down. I tested everyday. Nitrites and nitrates have been at the same reading for 2 weeks
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