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

Discussion in 'Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle' started by peterphonic, May 21, 2018.

  1. peterphonicValued MemberMember


    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...

  2. GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    I’m assuming you are doing a fishless cycle. I’m inclined to tell you to bump the ammonia back up to 2.9 and see what happens. Let’ ask someone else though. @mattgirl can you help?
  3. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    The nitritemunchers only "appear" if ammonia is processed into nitrites.
    So the ammoniamunchers should "appear" first.
  4. peterphonicValued MemberMember

    Yes, I forgot to add this important information in my post

    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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