Are My Water Levels Good??

Goldiefishie

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I have a goldfish and I've been trying to cycle my tank for about 3 months. I've been through all types of nitrite spikes and everything. So today I tested my water and my ph levels were really low so I did a 75% water change. Now my levels are:
pH- 7.6
Ammonia- 0
Nitrite-0
Nitrate-0

I'm happy that both nitrite and ammonia levels are 0 I've never seen that but I for the past few weeks I've had at least 10-20 nitrates but my nitrites were like .5.. What happened to my nitrates and is it bad that I don't have any? And is the tank cycled?
 
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They were 0 before the water change too but my goldfish is in a 10 gallon tank which is too small for him so I try to do large water changes like 50% once a day and I didn't change it for like 2 days so I did 75%
 

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You have co2 in your tap water and you're reading the test incorrectly (it's not easy to read). If you had 20ppm nitrates and did and 75% water change you now have 5 ppm nitrates given there is no nitrate in your tap.
 
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