Hi, I'm still going through the cycle, and im still getting the same results. It's been 3 weeks since I posted this topic and my ammonia drops to 0.25 after 24 hours so that's converting pretty well, but the Nitrite has been at 2 and nitrate changes between 20 and 30. Is my cycle stalling? Should I not add ammonia and wait for the nitrites to convert first?
These are my test results today, and I've also attached a picture of the results for nitrate from my tap water and tank water. The darker one is my tank
I started a fishless cycle on 5th December, I got my first nitrite reading on 17th December which was 0.25. I've just done a test now and it's at 3ppm, I thought it was too early to do a nitrate reading but decided to do it anyway and it's at 30ppm. Is this normal to get these readings this early? My tank isn't new, I've had it for 6 years but it's been off for a year and just started it back up again. I've helped it by having the temperature at 26 degree's and I've got 2 wave makers and a spray bar creating plenty of surface agitation. I'm using the API liquid test kit which was bought brand new on the day I started the cycle and I've been bashing and shaking them before use just in case. My readings are below:
Hi guys, I'm currently 2 weeks into my fishless cycle, all is going well and I've just got my nitrite reading 😁. I've purchased a large ceramic rock which came today so I want to clean that and put it into the tank and rearrange the rocks in there. My question is, would this affect or stall the cycle by adding things and having my hands in there?