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    I been fishless cycling since around Dec 2nd and I didn't get any nitrite reading till the end of Dec. Finally I did and they shot through the roof within a few days going up to 5ppm. Around the time 2-3ppm of ammonia was dropping to 0ppm after about 24 hours or so. Once it did I bumped it back up and continue checking it and the nitrites. I only checked the nitrites ever couple days. Well past 3-4 days the Ammonia barely moved and right now it stays at 1ppm or little lower. After checking it this morning and seeing 1ppm I thought well nitrites I am sure is still through the roof but no they are now at 0ppm which is suppose to be a good thing, yet the ammonia remains.

    Anyone know what could be up?

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    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=34760
    Last edited by snipesxxx; 01-20-2009 at 04:05 PM.

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    The ammonia is being metabolized. No worries. Just do not add any ammonia any more. After a large (40%) water change you should be able to start adding fish safely. I wouldn't add too many, but you will be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfcea
    The ammonia is being metabolized. No worries. Just do not add any ammonia any more. After a large (40%) water change you should be able to start adding fish safely. I wouldn't add too many, but you will be fine.
    how many would be safe to add to a 29gal to start? Say some barbs or something.

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    BTW what do you mean when you say the ammonia is being metabolized?

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    I am totally right on with Alf!
    All you did was add too much ammonia when you started seeing nitrites. This is why the ammonia should be dropped way back at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipesxxx
    BTW what do you mean when you say the ammonia is being metabolized?
    Oh, sorry, I meant to say that the ammonia is being transformed into nitrites... and eventually nitrates.
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    So is it ready for fish or no? Someone on another forum said its not cycled yet.

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