Cycling Tank

  1. Esli

    Esli Valued Member Member

    I am having no luck with my numbers lowering.
    I have no fish in there only a sponge filter and a heater thats set up to 84.
    Ive been cycling for over a month now.
    My nitrates have been super high for about 2 weeks now. Doesnt seem like my nitrites are lowering either (they dropped a bunch within the past 3 weeks as it was super purple but since then nothing), if they are lowering I cannot tell & im dosing ammonia every time it drops to 0, adding just a bit for it to reach around 1ppm or slightly over.
    Top picture is today
    Bottom is over 2 weeks ago.
     

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  2. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    What are you dosing the ammonia up to?
     
  3. OP
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    Esli

    Esli Valued Member Member

    Im dosing up to about 1 ppm of ammonia or slightly over.
     


  4. GreekGills

    GreekGills Valued Member Member

    I had to do a few 50% water changes to knock down my nitrates, and once that happened, my cycle finished. I was dosing up to 2ppm ammonia as well.
     
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    Esli

    Esli Valued Member Member

    Wow thanks, im going to try that because my nitrates are off the chart, its ridiculous. I figured it would need a little help. Thanks so much
     
  6. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    How often are you dosing ammonia?
     
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    Esli

    Esli Valued Member Member

    Im dosing every time it drops down which is like 24 hours.
    This is the 3rd water change I've done. 50% of it and my nitrites are at the same number. I dont know what im doing wrong