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    A few months ago I bought a used tank that came with everything including fish. I think the filter dried out. When I tested my ammonia it was 1.0 after a while it dropped to.25 now a few months later, it is staying at 0. The nitrites are staying at 0, but so are the nitrates, is my tank cycling? I would like to get more fish, but not while my tank is cycling. Thanks!

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    Do you test right after a water change or before? A cycled tank should register some nitrate unless it has a bunch of plants or you do massive water changes.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    I don't have any plants, and even after water changes its not.

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    It should be less after a water change, that's why we recommend testing before.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

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    Ok good to know. Thanks :o)

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    Anyway, keep monitoring before water changes for a while, if the numbers stay at 0 across the board or at least for ammonia and nitrite, the tank is cycled. I wouldn't add any more for a while though until you can be certain. Give it at least a couple weeks.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

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    you are constantly adding ammonia to the tank aren't you?
    if you've just gotten the tank and let it sit for a few months without doing anything with it, it will not cycle.

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    I think there are fish in the tank.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Out of curiosity - how large is the tank and what is currently in it?

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