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    Water changes will remove the excess ammonia and permit the cycle to continue normally - I didn't realize you hadn't remove the prawn - pumping ammonia into your tank via rotting fish isn't the way to go unfortunately. High ammonia stalls things.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

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    So just took my levels (wasn't able to get around to doing a water change today)
    -Ammonia 4.0 (but doesn't look as green as it was looking but still in that range)
    -nitrAte 1.0 (going up)
    -niteraIte 5.0 (the same)

    Is this weird as I actually don't have any source of ammonia going into the tank (at all)?

    I'm thinking if just being patient and letting nature take its course for a little while longer :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreahp View Post
    Water changes will remove the excess ammonia and permit the cycle to continue normally - I didn't realize you hadn't remove the prawn - pumping ammonia into your tank via rotting fish isn't the way to go unfortunately. High ammonia stalls things.
    I haven't had the prawn in for over a week maybe 2...

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    So just to let you know been testing everyday ammonia started comin down few days after this post didn't do the water change

    Levels are currently:
    Ammonia: 0
    NitrIte: 5.0
    NitrAte: 40

    :) hoping nitrItes drop fast! I think the heaters helped it along alot

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    Somehow you need to get the ammonia back to 1 ppm (becareful; above 2 ppm ammonia can stall nitrite bacteria) to feed the bacteria.

  6. #16

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    Yes, what are you using to add ammonia - if you don't add any for a day or two, whatever bacteria you currently have grown will die (the ammonia is their food) and you will be back at square 1 with an uncycled tank.

    As Cermet noted, you don't want to bring the ammonia up to more than 1.0 at this point because you have a reading for nitrites.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

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    Well I just checked my ammonia it says there 0.25 must have read the colours wrong because they look so
    Similar but going to get some ammonia stuff tomorrow :)

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