Week 6 Of Fishless Cycle Complete

Discussion in 'Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle' started by GreekGills, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. GreekGillsValued MemberMember

    Currently on week 7 fishless cycle on my 29gal. Have been battling soft water and low pH, but the cycle is still making progress. Ive added crushed coral and, just yesterday, a limestone rock to help stabilize the pH.

    Ammonia has been processing 2ppm/36hrs, when lately it's only been 1ppm/24hrs.

    Temp: 86f
    pH: 6.3
    Amm: .25ppm
    Nitrite: 0ppm
    Nitrate: 80ppm

    Should I water change to bring nitrates down? I feel like I should leave it be since I'm not stalled, but if I can do anything to speed things along even a little, it wouldn't hurt my feelings!:)
    Also, this morning's 0 nitrite reading was the first one since starting the cycle, does that mean progress or am I just overanalyzing everything? Be honest:happy:
  2. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I’d leave it be, that’s how I did my last fishless cycle.

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