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  1. Default Cycled! Well, almost!


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    Continuation of this thread:

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=92768

    Finally seeing something. I got home this am from work and checked my NitrItes right away. I got a .25 (this coming after a water change from 20 hours ago). Well I did a 50% change and went to bed. Woke up 8 hours later and took readings again and got this:



    I don't want to get too excited yet since this is only 7 hours after a WC, but it's the best reading I've seen in over 4 weeks! Usually even after 7 hours I still have 1-2ppm NitrItes. If I get home tomorrow am and get 0ppm NitrItes it's time to build my Neon school up to 10. Poor 2 little guys that are in there now and survived all of this and it's time to get them some buddies. Also noticed that my Red Eyes have finally come out of hiding after 3 weeks.

    Here to 0 NitrItes tomorrow am!
    27 gallon Marineland cube freshwater:
    4 Cory Catfish
    10 Red Eye Tetras
    4 neon tetras
    1 Balloon Ram
    1 Bolivian Ram

    15 gallon brackish:
    1 Figure 8 Puffer

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    Yay!!! I was so excited when my tank cycled. Congrats!
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 2 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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    Good work and I hope they are still zero tomorrow.

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    Yea!! Fingers crossed that all your hard work has paid off. Looks like you're almost home!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Well got home and checked the NitrItes. Got a .25. still not cycled but at least its better than a 2ppm.
    27 gallon Marineland cube freshwater:
    4 Cory Catfish
    10 Red Eye Tetras
    4 neon tetras
    1 Balloon Ram
    1 Bolivian Ram

    15 gallon brackish:
    1 Figure 8 Puffer

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    Hard to know if it dropped due to enough bacteria or if it's just low due to the water change but sure looks better than it has for a while. Good job.

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    Is it normal to get a nitrite reading after adding a few fish. I was cycled and showing 0 nitrites and 0 ammonia and I added 10 neons. Woke up this am and had 0 ammonia and .25 nitrites. Is that normal for adding new fish? Should I do a little wc or just let the tank work it out?
    27 gallon Marineland cube freshwater:
    4 Cory Catfish
    10 Red Eye Tetras
    4 neon tetras
    1 Balloon Ram
    1 Bolivian Ram

    15 gallon brackish:
    1 Figure 8 Puffer

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    I would do a water change - I've never heard of nitrites going up - ammonia yes but neons don't add much ammonia anyway. Get that nitrite reading back down to 0.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreahp
    I would do a water change - I've never heard of nitrites going up - ammonia yes but neons don't add much ammonia anyway. Get that nitrite reading back down to 0.

    Thanks Andrea. I'm not sure why I was showing .25. I did a 20% change and 10 hours later it's still 0. Weird.
    27 gallon Marineland cube freshwater:
    4 Cory Catfish
    10 Red Eye Tetras
    4 neon tetras
    1 Balloon Ram
    1 Bolivian Ram

    15 gallon brackish:
    1 Figure 8 Puffer

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    Well, good - it should be 0 - good going!
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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