Where Am I At In My Cycle?

AquaticJ

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How are you cycling? You shouldn't be seeing 4 ppm of ammonia if that's the case. It would make sense to see 0ppm of ammonia, 4 ppm of nitrites and 40 nitrates. Or all three at the same time. It's odd you have that much ammonia and nitrates, but no nitrites.
 
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AquaticJ said:
How are you cycling? You shouldn't be seeing 4 ppm of ammonia if that's the case. It would make sense to see 0ppm of ammonia, 4 ppm of nitrites and 40 nitrates. Or all three at the same time. It's odd you have that much ammonia and nitrates, but no nitrites.
Unfortunately, I was misinformed when I got my fish and had to pursue cycling with a fish in the tank. I do water changes and feed sparingly but my ammonia just stays high. I have checked my water source and there is 0ppm of ammonia.
 

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If your test is accurate and you want to save your fish, you need to do 50% WCs on back to back days, then test.

Get the ammonia below 1ppm. Then you can continue to do water changes and neutralize the ammonia with Prime.
 
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