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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackFox
    Still waiting for some kind of sign that the cycle is actually happening.
    Ammonia being processed is a sign, How long did it take to hit zero?
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    Ammonia being processed is a sign, How long did it take to hit zero?
    About 4-5 days. I added some more water and some dechlorinator just now since with the temperature being high, the water is evaporating quickly and the water level had dropped significantly. I thought while I was busy I might as well do another nitrite test (i'm obsessed ) I accidentally added 6 drops of the nitrite soluation instead of 5 (it came gushing out) and after 5 minutes the test was the lightest shade of purple. It's usually crystal blue so I got very excited and quickly retested, this time adding only 5 drops. I didn't get the same purple colour although it seems to be a darker blue than I usually get.

    Confused, maybe it was the fresh water added and the dechlorinator, plus the extra drop of nitrite testing solution that I added. Or maybe I have the tiniest bit of nitrite that's barely enough to read yet..i'm hoping for the latter but probably dreaming.

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    Day 19

    Did the usual morning tests:

    Ammonia: Inbetween 1ppm/0.50ppm (dropped from 2ppm over a period of 2 days)

    Nitrite: 0.25ppm (First sign on nitrite, 2 days after 3rd dose of ammonia )

    Nitrate: Still 0

    Very excited that I now have nitrite, even if it's just a tiny bit. I would have expected to have more at the rate the ammonia is dropping, but oh well. Hope the nitrite/nitrate stage doesn't take as long, i've already been cycling for over a month.

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