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19 hours ago, DawnMichele said:

Glad your feeling better Amy!!!!

Thank you :)

Tonights test results. Nitrite has risen to 0.5. I’ve not done a WC but have raised ammonia back up to 0.25.

Would you say nitrates are 40 or 80?

Is there anything I can do to help the nitrite>to>nitrate process at this stage?

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4 minutes ago, titch said:

Thank you :)

Tonights test results. Nitrite has risen to 0.5. I’ve not done a WC but have raised ammonia back up to 0.25.

Would you say nitrates are 40 or 80?

Is there anything I can do to help the nitrite>to>nitrate process at this stage?

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I want you to not feed the tank for a whole day. No ammonia. I think your at your end and adding the ammonia is making the nitrites spike. I believe give it a shot :thumbs: 

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31 minutes ago, koko said:

I want you to not feed the tank for a whole day. No ammonia. I think your at your end and adding the ammonia is making the nitrites spike. I believe give it a shot :thumbs: 

Ok. Well I’ve already dosed for today (sorry), but I’ll hold off from now on. 

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4 hours ago, titch said:

I think I’m being thick, but shouldn’t the nitrites read zero by the end? Regardless of ammonia being dosed?

yes, but I mean is we are very close and not to feed to much ammonia to the tank or it will go up again. Let the nitrites get to 1.o but not higher :) Don't worry about the nitrates at this point :) 

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8 hours ago, koko said:

yes, but I mean is we are very close and not to feed to much ammonia to the tank or it will go up again. Let the nitrites get to 1.o but not higher :) Don't worry about the nitrates at this point :) 

Ah, ok.

I would guess the Nitrites will be at 1.0 by tonight. Should I do a 50% WC or larger to bring them back down? What level should I bring them down to?

Then leave as is yes? No ammonia dosing?

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Surprisingly nitrites are still at 0.5. So no WC & no ammonia feeding tonight 

:thumbup2:

If/when they do reach 1.0, do I want to do a WC big enough to get them down to as close to zero as possible or just to say 0.5 again?

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40 minutes ago, titch said:

Surprisingly nitrites are still at 0.5. So no WC & no ammonia feeding tonight 

:thumbup2:

If/when they do reach 1.0, do I want to do a WC big enough to get them down to as close to zero as possible or just to say 0.5 again?

Man we are just so so close.

Okay test again if the nitrites are 0 or .5 lets add ammonia in again. Let  it do its thing again. 

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11 minutes ago, koko said:

Man we are just so so close.

Okay test again if the nitrites are 0 or .5 lets add ammonia in again. Let  it do its thing again. 

The test was done only an hour ago.

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1 hour ago, koko said:

I would do another water change. Then do a small dose of ammonia and let it cycle again. Just to make sure we aren't going nuts :rofl 

WC done. 

Dosed the ammonia to 0.25.

Fingers crossed!!

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3 minutes ago, koko said:

Okay Looking really good. So lets do one more test on your tank and then I think we are ready.

Lets to .50 ammonia and lets see how the nitrites do :) 

No WC I take it? Just straight in with the ammonia?

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