Is My Filter Finally Cycled? Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Richardturnsup, May 7, 2019.

  1. Richardturnsup New Member Member

    So I was recently was having a hard time cycling my fish tank. I had setup my 20 tank back in November and up until late April of this year my tank was still not cycled. Fast forward to today, I dose the tank with 2ppm of ammonium and it is gone with in 24 hours! Can this finally be it? I dosed the tank last night at 10:15pm 5/6/19 tested today 5/7/19 at 4:05 ammonia 0 nitrite 0 and nitrate was high as but that was expected as I haven’t done a water change in weeks.
  2. Brian Knowles Valued Member Member

    Unless I am missing something the tank is cycled. Your ammonia is converting in 24 hours or less, and unless yo have high nitrates in your water source, the nitrates indicate it is cycled. If you are concerned about not seeing nitrites, that is not uncommon when cycling..... I never have. If it was me, I would do the necessary Water Changes to get the Nitrates down to 20-40 dose again and see if the NH3 goes to nothing again and the nitrates creep up.....If so the tank is cycled.