Preyhunter Posted January 10, 2022 Share Posted January 10, 2022 Testing done with API Master. I'm doing a new unplanted (for now) 29g tank setup and am at around week 6. Dosed with ammonia to start and it was somewhere between 4 and 8ppm and daily Stability. Took a long time (expected) for nitrites to show up, but went to about 2ppm and have stayed in that range. Today I'm showing .25ppm ammonia and somewhere between 2 and 5ppm nitrites and somewhere between 20 and 40ppm nitrates. I know that ammonia going down and nitrates going up is a good thing. It seems this thing is almost done cycling, but info for the end of cycle seems hard to come by. My questions: Do I just keep waiting until nitrites eventually come down, then do water changes to get the nitrates down? If I keep waiting, will I starve/kill off my ammonia BB? Do I need to dose with ammonia? If so, what's best, use pure ammonia or use fish food? This is a painful wait. Before, I'd have dechlorinated the tap water, dumped it in the tank, and thrown fish in. Now I know better, but it doesn't remove that desire for instant gratification. Anyway, thanks for any input on how I should proceed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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