Having Ammonia, No Nitrite With Nitrate. Does My Cycling Is Almost Over?

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Hello,

I already post a thread about my cycling. I thought that I did an error by adding the fluval bio-enhancer. See below how my cycling goes.

That is a little bit strange. My nitrite was never really high, but I was able to get good nitrate reading. Now, after sixteenth day of cycling, I have 1 ppm ammonia, 0 nitrite and 5 ppm nitrate.

It looks like I don`t have the bacteria that kills the ammonia to nitrite, but I do have the one that kills the nitrite to nitrate...

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peterphonic said:
Hello,

I already post a thread about my cycling. I thought that I did an error by adding the fluval bio-enhancer. See below how my cycling goes.

That is a little bit strange. My nitrite was never really high, but I was able to get good nitrate reading. Now, after sixteenth day of cycling, I have 1 ppm ammonia, 0 nitrite and 5 ppm nitrate.

It looks like I don`t have the bacteria that kills the ammonia to nitrite, but I do have the one that kills the nitrite to nitrate...

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The nitritemunchers only "appear" if ammonia is processed into nitrites.
So the ammoniamunchers should "appear" first.
 
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Goldiemom said:
I’m assuming you are doing a fishless cycle. .
Yes, I forgot to add this important information in my post

DoubleDutch said:
The nitritemunchers only "appear" if ammonia is processed into nitrites.
So the ammoniamunchers should "appear" first.
I am wondering if it might related to the filter media I added on may 13. I got this filter media (bio max) from the store where I got my plants.
 
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