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Ok guys.. I’m 5 weeks in and nothing was happening cycle wise(fishless). I used stability as suggested after about a week of starting the cycle and yesterday I decided to add tetra safe start. My tank is 40 gallon tall. I have a canister filter with ceramic rings, sponges and polyfil. Temps at 76-78.My ammonia is still at 4 ppm, nitrites 0, and now nitrates are 5ppm. Is it normal to skip nitrites? Should my ammonia level be dropping if I have nitrates and no nitrites? Should I completely start over? Maybe I’m just not being patient enough here but I feel like this has stalled somehow. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated!