Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Brandenburg, Ky
Sorry about that.
I did a fishless ammonia cycle. I added the plants after the nitrosomanas were able to reduce 1ppm of ammonia to 0 within a 24 hour period. At this point there was well over 10ppm of nitrite.
I did test nitrate once and it was at 20ppm at that time. But I was more focused on testing nitrite to watch for the end of the cycle. I did not test nitrate again until after nitrite had reached 0ppm. And to my surprise, ~2.5ppm.
In all my tank cycles, this is the first time I have seen that. But it's also the first time with plants.
And to add... I tested a new tank at work I am cycling with the same test kit, and it's at 30ppm nitrate with maxed out nitrite. So I suspect that one will fall in line with the rest of the data points I have seen.
75 gallon reef to planted tank conversion. Definite work in progress! TJ Here
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