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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-27-2005, 12:48 PM
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i don't think water supplies add anything like Nitrites to water, so that is just the signs of the nitrogen cycle finishing (if ammonia is 0 now). The last of the Nitrite spike is being converted into NO3 right now.

As for NO3, just let the cycle finish out, and re-access after. Seems a little high with only having small fish, which would lead me to think Testkit malfunction. Have you tested it on your tap water as well? I can't imagine cities adding that high of NO3.

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