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  1. Default API nitrite test question??


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    Im testing for nitrites, there the last week its has read more then 5ppm. Now it starts at dark purple (5 ppm) i check at 5 min its about 1 ppm and after about 10 min it goes to light blue as in there is 0 ppm. Whats up with that. It never changed like that before. Am i fully cycled?

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    The API instructions say to wait 5 minutes and then read. The accurate reading will be at the 5 minute mark, not before or after. According to the results you have posted you still have 1ppm nitrite and the tank is not yet cycled. The good news is they are finally dropping and the tank should be cycled soon.
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    tThank you...and also do nitrate levels have any effect on the cycle. My nitrates and reading in the 160ppm range

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    i am assuming you're doing a fishless cycle you're nitrAtes will be high when your done cycling and you're going to have to do large water change to get them down before you stock the tank, But for now don't change the water :)

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