125 gallon stocking question

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re:125 gallon stocking question

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flipfloppin replied the topic: Re:125 gallon stocking question

What have I done?

So everything was going well with nitrates remaining at 5 and nitrites at 0 for the last 5 days or so and every morning i have to re-dose ammo. So tonight I come home from work and test one more time. All is the same and nitrites are still 0. So I do the 70% water change and use prime as I have since I began cycling. I also added when I finished just a tiny bit of ammonia back to the tank (enough to cover the bottom of the bottle cap) since I wouldn't have added fish until tomorrow night. Waited an hour and tested again and I have nitrites again :sick: test .50 what the heck??
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:125 gallon stocking question

I think you tested too soon after water change. Check again in the morning. Previously having 0 nitrite and showing some nitrate, you should be good to go.


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flipfloppin replied the topic: Re:125 gallon stocking question

Jeez I hope your right. thanks :(
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flipfloppin replied the topic: Re:125 gallon stocking question

Tested again this morning and I have .50 nitrites. makes no sense at all. 0 before water change and .50 after? :S
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flipfloppin replied the topic: Re:125 gallon stocking question

I tested my tap water just now and it reads 0 nitrites so I can eliminate the tap water. I am assuming at this point that I am still cycling? I guess its time to add the ammo back up to 2?
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flipfloppin replied the topic: 125 gallon stocking question

Doesnt matter what really happened I guess but what would you guys recommend? treat it as though I am still cycling?
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:125 gallon stocking question

Yeah. I would carry on cycling. Re dose and monitor again.

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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flipfloppin replied the topic: Re:125 gallon stocking question

thanks a bunch will do
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flipfloppin replied the topic: Re:125 gallon stocking question

Its so wierd i watched it during the cycle go from cloudy to crystal clear. I bet something caused a new cycle somehow ;)
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