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03-18-2010, 09:58 PM #1
55 gallon fishless cycle showing Nitrates and Nitrites?
Ive been doing the fishless cycle for awhile now and my tank is showing 10ppm Nitrates and 2.0ppm Nitrites. Is this right? Can nitrites and nitrates both show up? I thought once you had nitrates the nitrite was being filtered out? Im just wondering how close I am. It has been quite a while.
03-18-2010, 10:18 PM #2
Have the nitrites registered any higher than that yet?
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03-18-2010, 10:27 PM #3
Im pretty sure the nitrites were higher before. I added ammonia about a day ago but a very small amount (a few algae wafers).
03-18-2010, 11:37 PM #4
I have a question as well because I'm in the same scenario and i'm unsure as to if I should still be putting ammonia in my tank.
My params are:
Amm: .50 ppm
Ites: 5 ppm
Ates: 20 ppm
03-19-2010, 01:31 AM #5