Help With Master Test Kit Readings

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

  1. PltFlyng

    PltFlyng Valued Member Member

    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. Esli

    Esli Valued Member Member

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

    PltFlyng Valued Member Member

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

    WanderingYakisoba New Member Member

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

    Esli Valued Member Member

    If you have been doing a fish in cycle, your levels should not be that high. They could harm your fish.
  6. Hunter1

    Hunter1 Well Known Member Member

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

    But you are almost there.
  7. JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

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

    PltFlyng Valued Member Member

    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.

    ELON MOLLUSK Valued Member Member

    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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