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PostSubject: Cycling problem   Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:24 am

Right getting quite annoyed with this cycle now as it seems not to be going anywhere now.

For nearly 2 weeks the nitrites have been extrmely high and each day the ammonia is dropping back down to 0.

I have reduced the amount of ammonia i am adding to 2ppm and the nitrite is still not budging.

Nitrates are on the increase now at about 50ppm.

Any ideas whats going on here??
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PostSubject: Re: Cycling problem   Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:45 am

That sounds fairly normal sally. The bacteriia that convert nitrate to nitrate take longer to establish themselves. The fact you have nitrates of 50 shows that there is a good colony building up, but it has a bit to go yet.

if I remember rightly, my nitrate was about 90 when my cycle finished, which is why you do nearly a 100% water change when the cycle does finally finish.

Shouldnt be long though Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Cycling problem   Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:58 am

Ok thanks Smile

Guess i'm just being impatient then lol

Am i right still adding a smaller amount of ammonia?
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PostSubject: Re: Cycling problem   Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:57 am

Yeah, that is spot on. Just keep taking the level up to about 2 or 3ppm and wait for the day when you get 0-0!! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Cycling problem   Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:44 am

I warned you in my post in your last cycles question that the nitrite eater bugs seem to take a good deal longer to develop than the ammonia ones

just stick to it - soon be over Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Cycling problem   Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:25 pm

Keep the faith sally, youll soon get there and have
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PostSubject: Re: Cycling problem   Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:33 am

You'll soon learn that in this hobby, patience is indeed a virtue. Smile

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