dedalus dedalus
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  • Posted on: 9/7 19:45
Nitrates not appearing #1
Hi I have been trying to cycle my tank with ammonia for the past three weeks.
Nitrites appeared after about a week but two weeks on and still no nitrates.

Do nitrates take longer to appear compared to nitrites?

Any advice gratefully appreciated.

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  • Posted on: 9/7 22:04
Re: Nitrates not appearing #2
Nitrate won't rise until nitrite starts to fall and that can take 3-4 weeks after it first appears.