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I'm getting frustrated with this nitrogen cycle! Help please

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justinkdenny

So I have been trying to get this cycle done for a while now.  Ammonia will go to 0 in 24 hrs after dosing but my nitrites are 1 ppm every time I test them.  I know the tank is processing the nitrites because nitrates are through the roof.  What would you do next?

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Clown79

Nitrites aren't very dangerous in SW.

 

How much ammonia is processed in 24hrs? You want 2ppm to process in 24hrs.

 

How long have you been cycling?

 

I'd do a good size waterchange to reduce nitrates and test all the next day. 

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Natereef

I agree, if your nitrates are through the roof I would do a water change to get it down to 5-10 ish because having high nitrates can stall a cycle. ALso cycling nitrite takes the longest in my opinion.

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