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Re: API Nitrite test - warning when cycling

Subject: Re: API Nitrite test - warning when cycling
by lydslikestea on 31/10/2012 15:56:28


Fishlady wrote:

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.

that's a good point. still don't really get why fishless cycling (or even the nitrogen cycle) is still so unspoken about in fish shops / product manufacturers.