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Jenoli42

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if you're smacking that #2 bottle for at least 30 seconds, and then shaking the test tube after you add the drops from the #2 bottle for a FULL minute, then i reckon it is indeed your plants
 

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2 1/2 weeks into my fish-in cycle with 3 danios, they’re doing fantastic but I’m reading 0/0/0 across the board, past two days. I have two amazon swords and 5 small staurogyne repens. What’s the deal? 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites and 0 nitrates(I am smacking that #2 bottle) are my plants just sucking up everything?
How big is your tank?
Are you using any bacteria boosters?
How do you treat your water?
Plants are stealing traces of nitrates which is good. Might need to increase the bio load (fish) or bacteria booster like seachem stability will get you are nitrates readings higher.
 

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Could the danios not be producing enough ammonia?

If you plan to have the danios for the future, try adding 1 or 2 more to help the ammonia production.
 
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