See light at the end of the tunnel 55 Gallon Tank 

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So it is day 47, the longest 47 days ever. But the last 3 readings on my tank are 6/14- PH 7.8, NO2 0, NO3 20+,Ammonia 0. The exact same thing the last 3 days. So if I get theses readings for the next 2 days I should be cycled?
I understand that at this point I would do a 70-80% water change, do I then add fish immediately or do I add another round of ammonia to double check the bacteria? I'm so excited can't wait to add my 1st 5 fish.
 

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arty0049: Looks good to me! Nice job!
 

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Pretty and hang in there you'll make it.
 

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Tank looks great and the numbers sound almost perfect! When you say 20+ nitrates do you mean like 21 or like 80? I know it sounds dumb and I'm sure you mean just over 20 but just making sure. better safe than sorry
 
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Opps, never did answer your question. You've gotta keep feeding the tank until you get fish.
Like BD said, if the + means 80 nitrate, you can do a water change before adding the ammonia.
 

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Just wanted to say Congrats and your tank is very pretty!!
 

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Very nice looking tank!! You can do a large water change any time now before adding the new fish, but if you wait more than a day you still need to keep putting 3 drops of ammonia to feed the BB until the fish get there.
 
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Thanks everyone, the + means between 20 & 30ppm
 
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