wierd water chemistry

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by kyanjesse, Jul 18, 2009.

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  1. kyanjesse

    kyanjesse Flamingo Tongue

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    its been two weeks that i've been getting this reading:

    almost 0 ammonia
    0.3 mg/l nitrite

    is this normal? cause i thought that if ammonia is zero then nitrite should be the same due to the nitrogen cycle. some help here please.
     
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  3. Annie3410

    Annie3410 Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    amm goes up, turns to nitrite, then to nitrate. so you are still cycling. be patient and all levels will eventually even out.
     
  4. Phayes

    Phayes Aiptasia Anemone

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    double check your nitrite test with a LFS or another reefer- could be a faulty test kit. Nitrite should be down if its been 2 weeks.
     
  5. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    the ANN cycle is never ending, feeding will start the ANN cycle but in smaller amounts.