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Old 20th September 2019   #1
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Hi All

My 40L tank's been cycling for closing in on the two-month mark now and I'm having issues with the ammonia levels that seem weird to me ... then again, I'm a complete novice!

I can't seem to get the ammonia levels down below 0.25ppm. The nitrites are, however, sitting at 0ppm and the nitrates at about 20ppm. When I first saw this I thought it was just a hitch in the cycle and, sure enough, next time I checked the nitrites were back again but today, about 4 days after that test, it's back to 0.25-0-20

Is this just part of the cycle or has something gone wrong here?



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Nitrites at 0 and nitrates at 20 is perfect. Do some small water changes, like 20% twice and week and see if that bring down ammonia. Have you checked the tank for the source of the ammonia?



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