Does a 8.2 ph slow down a fishless cycle. If so should I start using a neutral regulator?
Nope, a ph lower than 7 could slow it down from what I understand.
Nope. I'm at 8.2 and it only took 1 week for Ammonia to be Nitrites, and took 1 more week to turn Nitrites into Nitrates.
I am down to less than 0.25ppm Nitrites when a few days ago it was over 2.0ppm.
The cycle is difficult to stick if the PH drops below 6.8 I think.
So you have no worries.
If you notice Nitrites sticking around for too long add a pinch of fish flakes/pellets.
The addition of the fish food is for the phosphates?
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