yea guy im doing a fishless...dont ask me why the nitrate get ways up there cause i have no idea....
no bro my nitrate it drop from 80ppm to 20ppm now and no i dont over dose the ammonia, i dont add it everyday but i was always test every 24hours and keep my ammonia at 2ppm( est) tank is 210gallon anyways i just did a 4test in a row to have a better reading cause i think 1 or 2 test is not accurate ...4 0ut of 4 test the nitrate at 20ppm ,4 out of 4 test nitrite 0 ppm ,3 out of 4 test ammonia 0ppm( only 1 test the ammonia is 0.25ppm) is that mean im done with the cycle ??? then why is my nitrate are so low only 20ppm????kewlkatdady said:I dont think you need to start over... but you will definatly have to get the nitrates down before adding any fish.
What size tank are you cycling? How much ammo are you adding and how often are you adding it?
I'm thinking you are adding a little too much ammo and that is why you are getting the ammo reading. The nitrates are that high because that is the byproduct of the cycle.
I think you said your nitrItes are 0.0ppm... right?
well 35-40% w/c but that was lastweek or the week before that .....i been testing 6 times for tonight. all came out nitrate 20ppmkewlkatdady said:nitrates generally wont drop unless there has been a large water change.
I would call it bad test results. Test it again. If if reads 20 ppm again, then I'd call it done.
If you want to be more sure, take a water sample to a LFS or 2 and get them to test it.
u know what ...kinda funny though cause thats same ways my buddy hobby told me ....either im color blind or the test kit is old ....kewlkatdady said:i think you should take a dump on your test kit and go get a new one...
either that, or you are way off on your testing abilities.
I've never seen numbers this all over the place.