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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-31-2017, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Is my tank cycled?

i started a dirted low tech tank about a week ago and did my first water change today but before that I tested my parameters and currently have ammonia at 0.25ppm nitrite between 0.5 and 1.0ppm and nitrate at 5.0ppm. would this mean that it's cycled? I used an api master test kit for my readings.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-31-2017, 07:36 PM
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Not yet. You will be cycled when your tank can convert 1 ppm ammonia to nitrAte in 24 hours, so your test reads 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and any nitrate over 0.


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