Help With Master Test Kit Readings

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by PltFlyng, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. PltFlyngValued MemberMember

    I am still cycling my new tank and I am new to reading the test kit.

    To me that looks like 0 ammonia, 2 ppm Nitrite and 40 ppm nitrate?

    Does this mean I am starting to reach the end of the cycle (I am about 3 to 3.5 weeks in)
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  2. EsliValued MemberMember

    Yes you are near the end. Whatever you have been dosing for ammonia, keep dosing to have something to feed for your nitrites.
     
  3. PltFlyngValued MemberMember

    I have been doing a fish in cycle with 3 guppies and 2 danios
     
  4. WanderingYakisobaNew MemberMember

    It's all downhill from here! Just focus of stabilizing the cycle and you should be good to go!
     
  5. EsliValued MemberMember

    If you have been doing a fish in cycle, your levels should not be that high. They could harm your fish.
     
  6. Hunter1Well Known MemberMember

    That may be a very small amount of ammonia, hard to tell in a photo.

    But you are almost there.
     
  7. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    Have you been using a bacterial supplement such as Stability?
     
  8. PltFlyngValued MemberMember

    So I actually posted about this in my other thread:

    New 27 Gal Tank Setup

    Basically I used nutrafin cycle. I know it has a spotty record but it's all that is available in this area. I did 2 courses using the prescribed dosing on the bottle about a week apart.
     
  9. ELON MOLLUSKValued MemberMember

    I cycled a 40 Breeder with 5 chopstick snails and 4 juvi mollies in about a month. I used seachem prime during consistent water changes and all snails made it through the process. Miraculous considering snails are really sensitive. Get yourself some prime and continue to do water changes and all will be fine.
     
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