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Old 05-29-2013, 09:25 AM   #1 
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2 weeks with NPT--fully cycled!

I started seeing nitrates just four days after I put my "Mother's Day sorority" girls in their NPT, and today, two weeks after I put it together, my tank is fully cycled! My readings this morning are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 20 nitrates. I will always go with a heavily planted tank now.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:12 AM   #2 
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Your plants are converting your ammonia, along with carbon from CO2, directly into plant mass. This is the most effective, efficient and stable method of handling ammonia...if you can maintain plants.

You probably have only a small amount of nitrifying bacteria helping to cycle your nitrogen compounds. It's that combination which is safest for your stock. Well done, Deanna.
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