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Am I finished cycling?


georgie

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I have a 130L (~33G) tank and started cycling about 18 days ago - 16 days ago I added LR and today my readings were

 

pH - 8.0

Amm - 0

Nitrites - 0

Nitrates - 40

 

Does this mean I have finished cycling? Wil the nitrates come down by themselves or will this only happen with partial water changes?

 

I think I got a diatom bloom about 4 days ago and it is really ugly and am keen to get a clean up crew in there if it is safe to start adding to it.

 

Thanks for your help

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Looks like you need to add your clean up crew...

 

Time wise is questionable...most would recommend waiting a lil longer....

 

Did you notice a spike in the Ammonia & Nitrites yet before they were 0?

 

Did you use cured LR, LS, Tap Water w/ solution or RO Mixed, etc?

 

Do a water change & check nitrates <20...some would say even less....before you add C-U Crew

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Mr.anemone

i think your nitrite level is high ! i think you should change you water before youn start adding the cleanup crew....

 

i think your nitrite level is high ! i think you should change you water before youn start adding the cleanup crew....

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kyle102565

if you had an ammonia spike and a nitrite spike, youve cycled. do a 20% water change and add clean-up crew stat!

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Yes, definaetelly had a ammonia spike and nitrite spike - will look at adding some cleanup crew in the next few days

 

Cheers

Georgie

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