Thread: Lost Cycle?
10-01-2013, 11:12 PM #1
Well I tested my tank today after doing a 50% water change a few days ago and it seems I may of lost the cycle...
Here's my reading.
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate 0 ppm
Ammonia: 0 ppm
With that being said.. what can I do to get this back right without hurting the fish? They seem to still be doing great...
Also check these readings from a small 10 gallon I just setup.
Nitrite: 1.0 ppm
Nitrate: 0 ppm
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Does it look like it has started its cycle?
10-01-2013, 11:22 PM #2
With 0 ammonia and nitrites, I would not think you have not lost your cycle. I would expect to see either one start to build up by now in a stocked aquarium and be testing close to 0.25ppm (if not more).
What was the nitrate test result the last time you checked it in the past? Did you also try the nitrate test a second time just to make sure you did it correctly? Sometimes with many of the different nitrate tests on the market right now, if you don't follow the instructions to the letter, you can get misleading results
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10-01-2013, 11:33 PM #3
10-01-2013, 11:41 PM #4
Well I'm redoing the test. Will post back with readings.
10-01-2013, 11:48 PM #5
10-02-2013, 12:32 PM #6Member Swordtails
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Glad your nitrate showed a good reading. I have read that the API master test liquid for the nitrate test should be shaken for an over extended time. Guess it settles in the bottle and is very hard to remix. I bang the bottle on the counter several times during the shaking process. Sure glad you didn't loose your cycle.
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10-02-2013, 12:38 PM #7