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Old 22nd January 2019   #1
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Question What's happening with my cycle?

I am currently on day 11 of my cycle, and my ammonia hasn't dropped at all. My nitrites have sky rocketed a day or two ago like it was supposed to but my ammonia still hasn't dropped. I am not using any heater to speed up the process so is this normal? Should I wait a bit longer?

My ammonia is 4ppm and my nitrites are now 5ppm.



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Old 24th January 2019   #2
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Default Re: What's happening with my cycle?

Keep waiting, some tanks take longer to cycle than others. Are you still adding an ammonia source like food/ammonia liquid?



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Old 24th January 2019   #3
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Default Re: What's happening with my cycle?

No. The websites I found online said to not add any more pure ammonia until it's gone for 24 hours. And then add some every other day so it gets eaten up. I think I put too much ammonia because its reading almost like an 8ppm on the test kit. I did a 20% water change and I'll see what happens.



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Default Re: What's happening with my cycle?

Waiting sounds like the right move. Tanks, especially coldwater ones, can take a while to cycle.



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Default Re: What's happening with my cycle?

Okay well I can't undo the water change now lol. I'll test the water tonight and see the difference. I feel like my ammonia levels were too high and it was stopping the cycle.



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