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Re: API Nitrite test - warning when cycling

Subject: Re: API Nitrite test - warning when cycling
by Fishlady on 30/10/2012 22:55:07


lydslikestea wrote:
I was pretty miffed with API but then if their tests are for maintenance and not cycling given their scale then they should point this out of their instructions/packaging

To be fair to API, none of the kits on the market are meant for cycling and none of them will mention it so there's nothing unusual about that. The levels of ammonia and nitrite reached in a fishless cycle using liquid ammonia are massively more than would ever occur in a tank stocked with fish, even cycling fish in. As yet, the industry hasn't taken fishless cycling on board so there is very little in the way of commercial products to assist.