No Nitrites After A Month

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Frani, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. FraniNew MemberMember

  2. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    ?How big is the tank, and what kind of filter and media are you using? What kind of live plants do you have?
  3. FraniNew MemberMember

    I have 3 Amazon sword plants, a power filter (not sure specifically what model it is) and my tank is 24” long 16” high and the width is 13”

    Also, I’m using mechanical media
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  4. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    Sounds like your doing a good job keeping the ammonia low and your fish safe. With our "modern" way of sterilizing our drinking water it seems like it takes longer to get a cycle then it used to. You could try one of the bacteria boosters to help or just continue as you are and it will come.
  5. FraniNew MemberMember

    Ok, thanks! I was starting to worry
  6. FraniNew MemberMember

    I’m not sure if I have my tank cycled or not because I am testing for nitrates and I am not sure if I have 5 or 0 the color is hard to read from the chart. My nitrite is .0 and my ammonia is .25 but I am pretty sure nitrates are 5 I put in bio spira about two weeks ago.
  7. kim&marcNew MemberMember

    If you have healthy plants that are growing they will be using the ammonia nitrites & nitrates. Have you done any water changes and if so about how much. It could just be that the plants are using the little waste the Guppies are making and you won't get a reading
  8. FraniNew MemberMember

    I’ve been doing about 20-25% once every week because the ammonia was at .0 for a while and it just stays at .25 now.

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