Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Charlotte NC, USA
Hey I just did the same thing, I think you are supposed to have nitrates not nitrites. When your bacteria convert your nitrites (ammonia) to nitrates, it's a good thing, so after a tank is cycled you should have no nitrite and up to 20-40ppm of nitrates (for a planted tank). If your tank's cycled and you have no nitrates for your plants then you can start dosing. (someone correct me if I am wrong).....