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Old 06-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #11 
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Alright, finished testing nitrIte and it's gone down to 2.00ppm
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:19 PM   #12 
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Oh, good. Now I'd do a 25% water change and test it again. Then another if you need to.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:21 PM   #13 
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Should I also be testing nitrAte?
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:23 PM   #14 
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You already know your cycle's working because you're seeing the nitrAtes to begin with. You can test them if you like, but they are less toxic than the nitrItes. You need to get your nitrItes down.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:24 PM   #15 
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And why do I need to do a water change now?
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #16 
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Because your nitrItes are still high. You don't actually want them showing.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:28 PM   #17 
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Okay. Changing water right now as I post.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #18 
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Do you have fish-in or fishless?
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:32 PM   #19 
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Fishless. Using the raw shrimp method to cycle. The shrimp is currently not in the tank.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #20 
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Okay. You don't have to worry as much, then. But yes, it's great you're seeing the nitrAtes! You can afford to just let it run its course if you don't have stock in it.
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