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GeneralGoldeneye
10-02-2008, 04:49 AM
this is day 4 of my cycle and my levels are ammania 4.0, nitrite 1.0, nitrate 5.0, and ph 8.0 should I do a water change yet ar wait longer

fins_n_fur
10-02-2008, 06:42 AM
I'd wait--can't think why you would need to do one until after your ammonia and nitrites are zero. This is fishless, right?

xximanoobxx
10-02-2008, 07:11 AM
Yes, It says on the title of his post...

fins_n_fur
10-02-2008, 07:38 AM
Yes, It says on the title of his post...
LOL, I see that know...amazing what a bit of coffee does :14:

xximanoobxx
10-02-2008, 07:45 AM
lol... I need coffee.. Got more HW to do and it's almost 1 x(

Lady Hobbs
10-02-2008, 07:51 AM
You should not have to do a water change until you have 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites. At that time you will have high nitrates ....then you do a large water change to get those nitrates to 10 or so, and add your fish. You will have a big bacteria colony then and be able to add several fish at once.

Nice going.

GeneralGoldeneye
10-02-2008, 12:18 PM
what if my ammonia and nitrite are 0 and my nitrate are not high. I think it should be fine when I over dosed my tank with ammonia when I first started and had it at 8.0 or more

Lady Hobbs
10-02-2008, 02:37 PM
Due to the size of your tank, you nitrates may not get as high as with a small tank but do your water change anyway. Clean nothing! New water will give your tank a nice source of oxygen for your new fish.

GeneralGoldeneye
10-03-2008, 03:12 AM
Well its day 5 now and my ammonia looks like a 3 or 4 and my nitrites are 5.0. so I have my nitrites maxed out on my card. will this go back down in the next few days?

bushwhacker
10-16-2008, 02:38 AM
Well its day 5 now and my ammonia looks like a 3 or 4 and my nitrites are 5.0. so I have my nitrites maxed out on my card. will this go back down in the next few days?

give it a day or two when ammonia an nitrites hit 0 you'll be ok

Mvjnz
10-16-2008, 02:40 AM
The nitrite spike can last up to 2 weeks from what I've heard.