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Hud

I started cycling a 20 gallon tank 3 weeks ago with dr Tim’s ammonia and dr Tim’s one and only and 2 day ago all my ammonia was at 0 and my nitrites were at 0 so I added 2ppm of ammonia to see if it would convert into nitrates in 24 hours and it’s been 36 hours and my ammonia is zero but my nitrite is still .5

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Hud

I used 10 lbs of dry rock and 20 lbs of live sand

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Murphych

What test kit are you using? It sounds like you are close but it's got a little bit to go yet. 

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Hud

API 

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Hud

Should I just try again once my nitrites are 0

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Clown79

This isn't uncommon. It mat take more time for the nitrite to process.

 

Ammonia is more of a concern than nitrite

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Hud

Does that mean my tank is cycled

Or do I need to wait

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Murphych

I would wait another couple days if I'm honest. Just to be sure.

Ammonia is being consumed so as clown79 says that's the bigger concern sorted mate 👍🏼

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Hud

Thank you

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Clown79

Personally, i'd wait till it processes to 0. 

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Hud

Thank you

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