Hello everyone. I've been cycling my tank for about 4 weeks. I had several nitrite spikes that I have been controlling with water changes. The most recent one is with the picture attached. Nitrite is about .50 ppm. I tested my tap water as well and I have 0ppm coming from there. before the water change nitrites were 5ppm+ and nitrates were 150ppm. I have removed my plants to see if that's causing my nitrite spikes. Will this speed up the process?