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  1. #1

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    South Central Maryland- Washington DC Suburbs

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    Cycling a 20 gallon Fish tank with Fish Food. Saturday my Ammonia and Nitrite dropped to 0 and Nitrate 5.0. Added more food Saturday night and Sunday night tank had 0 Ammonia and Nitrite and 5.0 Nitrate. Monday-today did a 60% water change to get some of the decaying food out. After tested tank and Nitrate is now 0. Could this be because I just did a water change? Will test again tomorrow.
    180 Gallon:
    1-Motoro Stingray
    1- Mantilla hybrid Stingray
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    40 gallon Breeder grow out tank:
    1- 6 Tiger Shovelnose Catfish

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    A little further from sanity

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    It's probably because you did a water change plus there isn't an ammonia source to continue the conversion process. This doesn't mean you lost the cycle, but you do need to add an ammonia source or you will start to lose bacteria. Add more food or bottled ammonia and continue to monitor parameters over the next few days.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    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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