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Hello! I've been cycling my tank with the raw shrimp method for a little over a month (shrimp was removed after two weeks) and I'm wondering if I'm almost done. Ammonia has been stuck at 4.0 ppm for about two weeks now, nitrite has always been at 0, but three days ago I received a nitrite reading that is now between 5 and 10 ppm. My tank is moderately planted. I find it strange that I'm getting a nitrate reading when I've never gotten a nitrite reading but after doing the test a few times the readings keep coming up the same. Should I do a water change? Am I on the right track and I should just be patient for a few more weeks? Thanks in advance!