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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-11-2014, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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June 11, 2014:
pH: 7.0-7.5
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0.1-0.3 (Lower side -- will wait 'til tomorrow to do a water change if it rises. Added 4 more drops of Prime to keep everything safe just in case)
Nitrate: 5
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post #22 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-13-2014, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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June 12, 2014:
pH: 7.0-7.5
Ammonia: 0-0.6
Nitrite: 0.1-0.3
Nitrate: 5

June 13, 2014:
pH: 7.0-7.5
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0.3
Nitrate: 5-10
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post #23 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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I forgot to add it last time but on the 13th I did a 50% water change :) I also got rid of all the rotting leaves (some of my new plants melted when added to the new aquarium :()

June 14, 2014:
pH: 7.0-7.5
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: <0.1!! Yay :D
Nitrate: 5
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June 16, 2014:
pH: 7.0-7.5
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: <0.1
Nitrate: 5

So it looks like my cycle is finally coming to an end! I didn't test yesterday -- decided to test every other day from now on until everything is consistently at 0. I haven't had to do a water change due to high nitrites in over 3-4 days!!!
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post #25 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-17-2014, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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June 17, 2014:
pH: 7.5
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 5

So close!!
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post #26 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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June 19, 2014:
pH: 7.0
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 5

Why aren't my nitrates rising?? @_@
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post #27 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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June 21, 2014:
pH: 7.0-7.5
Ammonia: 0.6?!?! I guess this is because I didn't do a water change in a week.
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 5-10
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post #28 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Did a 50% water change :)
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post #29 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-22-2014, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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June 22, 2014:
Ammonia: 0.6
Nitrite: 0.1
Nitrate: 5

I did like 2 water changes yesterday because I redid the tank and wasn't anticipating on doing it lol. Hopefully the water params will settle down by tomorrow. All old decor + sand + filter are still in.
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post #30 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-23-2014, 12:17 AM
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My water parameters got funny at the very end, too. Looks like you are waiting on the nitrite converting bacteria (nitrospira?) to mature and get stable. Mine was the opposite. I was waiting on the nitrosomonas bacteria to get stable at converting ammonia to nitrite.

I would hazard a guess that it would be another week for you...my tank ALMOST finished and then had a minor crash and THEN re-established itself. You are doing great and adding Prime is complete peace of mind!! You are going to feel GREAT when it is done, I know I did!!

Something is in the details, but I can't figure out what. It got in while I wasn't looking.
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