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Has my cycle stalled?

Discussion in 'Cycle your Tank' started by budified, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. budified

    budified New Member

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    I set up a tank 20 days ago now, and feel that it is time for Dose 3 - the snack dose, but also have a small concern about my nitrate levels.

    I will post my test levels as I have read them, but do note that my test kit is minimum 5 years old.

    Day 1 - Still water in a clean tank
    Day 2 - Added clean gravel, filter and air
    ----------Ammo---N-ite---N-ate---pH----------
    Day 3 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 8
    - Added Ammonia to 4ppm
    Day 4 - 4 - 0 - 0 - 8
    - Added heater
    Day 5 - 4 - 0 - 0 - 8
    Day 6 - 4 - 0 - 0 - 8
    Day 7 - 4 - 0 - 0 - 8
    Day 8 - 3 - .25 - 0 - 8.2
    Day 9 - 3 - .25 - 0 - 8.2
    Day10- 2 - .25 - 5 - 8.2
    Day11- 2 - .5 - 5 - 8.2
    Day12- 1.5 - .5 - 5 - 8
    - Added 5 gal conditioned water
    Day13- 1 - .5 - 5 - 8
    Day14- 1 - 2 - 10 - 8
    Day15- .75 - 2 - 10 - 8
    - Added 5 gal conditioned water
    - Added ammonia dose #2
    Day16- 2 - 2 - 20 - 8
    Day17- .25 - 2 - 10 - 7.8
    Day18- 0 - 2 - 10 - 7.8
    Day19- 0 - 2 - 10 - 7.8
    Day20- 0 - 2 - 10 - 7.8

    Given the numbers I am reading I have no real reason to believe my test kit is no good, though I will be sure to have the water tested at the LFS when I go to buy fish.

    I just want to be sure my cycle is not stalled as my nitrite and nitrate levels seem to be sitting still, any insight?
     
  2. Toney

    Toney Mostly New Member

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    Probably not stalled, just need more time. Took somewhere around 6 weeks for my ten
     

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