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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-18-2017, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Cycling tank having high nitrates

Hi guys, I was going through the first week of my fishless cycle in a planted ada 60p tank, with ada amazonia, powersand, and have been testing the water levels ,

day 5 of the test i am showing around .50ppm of ammonia , .50 or .25 ppm of nitrites and 40 or 80ppm cant make out of nitrates, is this normal?

do i need to go in and remove all the decaying plant matter?

i am dosing e.i and have been using seachem stability.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 06:37 AM
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Pretty sure that's normal. Amazonia has a good amount of ammonia in it, and you are dosing nitrates which is probably part of why it is so high. I believe most people just follow the ADA instructions for water changes and such. Removing decaying plant matter is always a good idea to about algae issues.

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