Ok, i am sure this is a super wierd question but...i have a plastic tub that i had left out over the winter and forgot about until now, and its full of rainwater and algae. I just tested my freshwater tank which was put together on 3/11/2012 and it is in stage 3, but my nitrite spike will not go down and i've been doing 60% water changes everyday. I am cycling with an axolotl because i didnt know better X_X Now I have some wild caught Chinese Mystery Snails (Cipangopaludina chinensis) that i want to breed for my lizards, but they require cycled water also. However, my bf remembered the algae filled water outside, so i tested it, and its 100% cycled! levels are ammonia = 0, nitrite = 0, and nitrate = 0! There are no bugs in it, live or dead, and no larvae that i can see, just algae and flower detritus. Could I put my wild snails in this water? Could I use this water to help seed my fish tank with nitrite zapping bacteria?--------------------- Current axie tank parameters: Size: 10 gallon tank Temp: 65-70 *F yesterdays readings: a = 0.0ppm, 2 = 5.0ppm!!!!, 3 = 2.0ppm I've had a huge nitrite spike since 4/10/12 and have been doing 40 to 60% water changes nearly every day, and i have only gotten the nitrates to go down, havent even touched the nitrites. should i do 100% change if i cant seed with the rainwater? ---------Thanks in advance, A.