Am I Cycled? What Next? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Yeedle, May 17, 2018.

  1. YeedleNew MemberMember

    So I have been doing a fish in cycle with almost daily water changes for the past 7 weeks (I know not ideal...was given the wrong information to start).
    I have also been testing the water daily:
    - About a week ago the tests started showing no ammonia and some nitrite.
    - Tonight I got the first blue nitrite test and pretty high nitrate.

    Right now I think I have
    0 ammonia
    0 nitrite
    40-80 nitrate

    I'm including a picture as well.

    I'm pretty sure my tap water has high nitrate (20 or so).

    Am I cycled? Do I do a water change now? If so how much?

    Thanks! IMG_20180517_204640.jpg
  2. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    40-80 is starting to get toxic, so i would wait it out a bit longer. You probably will begin to see the other levels spike as the nitrate works its way down. Your almost there in my opinion.

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