Thread: ok.....WHAT THE HECK!!!
03-16-2011, 04:40 PM #11
03-16-2011, 10:46 PM #12
i use an API liquid test kit and i have used this kit since the beginning of the cycle and it has never given me any problems. I recently added about five gallons of water to the tank just due to evaporation, the water was treated with Aquasafe Plus prior to adding it. My fiancee is using the same kit and all her readings today were as expected since she added a lil ammonia to her tank last night.
03-17-2011, 02:19 AM #13
ok i added a lil ammonia to my tank last night to get it to about 2ppm and i just checked my tank my results were ammonia- approx. 1ppm nitrites-0 and nitrates-20ppm. whats going on with my nitrites?
03-17-2011, 12:50 PM #14
In your second post you said your nitrites were 2 (never below that) and now they are 0. Apparently everything is going as it should since they have dropped to 0. The whole point is 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites.......do a water change cleaning nothing......and add some fish.
As long as your ammonia and nitrites have spiked and dropped, I wouldn't be concerned with nitrates. I've cycled and ended up with very high nitrates and cycled and ended up with low nitrates. I believe it all depends on how fast your cycle went for you and how long you continued to keep adding ammonia. If your cycle finishes in 2 weeks rather than in one month, you would obviously have nitrates not as high. IMO
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 03-17-2011 at 12:59 PM.