View Full Version : Cycle Update @ 4 wks

02-05-2009, 09:31 PM
As of today:

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 2ppm
Nitrate 5ppm
pH has remained steady

Is there a reason my nitrate hasn't started to rise yet? It has been this way for about 2 weeks and I thought I would see a gradual rise. Or does it just quickly start to spike in one or two days? I have been dosing 2-3ppm ammonia once a day. Is that enough, or should I be adding a little more? Thanks again.

02-05-2009, 09:45 PM
you are good on the ammonia. Cycles are stubborn sometimes, but yes the nitirite will spike one day and and then it will come crashing down just as quickly to 0ppm. that is when you should do a water change and add fish!