Tap Water High In Nitrates: Cycling Q - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 49
Question Tap Water High In Nitrates: Cycling Q

TAP WATER STATS
  • pH 7.4-7.5
  • Ammonia 0 ppm
  • Nitrites 0 ppm
  • Nitrates 15-20 ppm
What does this mean for cycling my tank? Right now, I'm on day 4, and these are my numbers:

2/15/08
  • pH 7.6
  • Ammonia 0.5-1.0
  • Nitrites 0 ppm
  • Nitrates 15-20 ppm
2/17/08
  • pH --
  • Ammonia 1.0
  • Nitrites 0.5 ppm
  • Nitrates 15-20 ppm
tiffie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 04:52 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
mpodolan's Avatar
 
PTrader: (60/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lenox, MI
Posts: 1,484
Regardless of the nitrates in the tap, the tank will still cycle like normal, as you can see by the increase in ammonia/nitrites. Once those come down to 0, you'll be all set

Mike


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mpodolan is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome