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hello I really need some help I've been trying to cycle my aquarium coming up to six weeks and I am totally lost my readings today are ph7.4. amm 2.0ppm. nitrite 0ppm. nitrates 40 at this rate I will lucky to have fish by xmas could someone please tell me where I am  Huh .
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Has your ammonia been dropping from 2ppm to 0ppm before you top it back up? If so it sounds like your more or less there.
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If your ammonia has been dropping to 0ppm then as said, you're pretty much there.
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(11-06-2019, 02:23 PM)Gingerlove05 Wrote: Has your ammonia been dropping from 2ppm to 0ppm before you top it back up? If so it sounds like your more or less there.

no, amm never been below 2.0 its been up to 5.0 and below 5 but never 0 I just can't understand it never had problems like this before I might have to start again from scatch.
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Whats the temp and ph?
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(11-06-2019, 03:29 PM)Gingerlove05 Wrote: Whats the temp and ph?

PH7.4   27ctemp
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only top up to 2ppm once it drops to 0, don't go any higher.
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Have you had nitrite readings at any point?
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(11-06-2019, 04:53 PM)Cheltgirl Wrote: Have you had nitrite readings at any point?

Hi cheltgirl,yes I have had nitrite readings nearly all way though the cycle 5.0 being the highest and 1.0 the lowest seems to be going on forever.
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Do you have a KH test?

What’s the lowest your ph kit will read? Is it 7.4 or does it go lower?

I’m just wondering if your cycle has stalled due to a crash. It happened to my tank I’m currently cycling yesterday. All was going well with the cycle then it seemed to go into reverse. A water change or adding some bicarb may help if it is crashed.
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