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This is a discussion on 20 Gal Tank cycling within the Axolotl tank set-ups, filters, substrate forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; Hi everyone, I am new to cycling. My boyfriend just cycled his 55 gal so he knows a little. But ...

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Question 20 Gal Tank cycling

Hi everyone, I am new to cycling. My boyfriend just cycled his 55 gal so he knows a little. But anyways I have been researching about axolotls and decided I really wanted one so I went out and bought a 20 gal tank. Water and tetra safe start has been in since 2/25/17. I have been putting in fish food about every other day for ammonia and recently put two feeder fish in. I have been testing everyday and my water has about 1.0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and 20-40 nitrate. So I did some reading and people say to test the tap water so I did and everything comes out 0. My question is how did I jump to nitrates with no nitrites and hardly any ammonia? Should I do a water change? My temp is at 60 degrees. Should I make it warmer?



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The good bacteria is supposed to turn the nitrates into nitrites. I would reccomend reading these articles: https://www.algone.com/fishless-aquarium-cycling https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrog...nitrogen_cycle.



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