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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-15-2018, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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is this a normal cycle?

Cycling my QT at the moment:

week 6, day 6 - Ammonia dropped to 0.
week 6, day 1 - Nitrites spiked up to .25; now in week 7 day 1 - up to 5.0

Nitrates have been 0 until week 6, day 5 - went up to 10.

Will it be much longer for the Nitrites to drop to 0?

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Normal, albeit long, cycle. Continue to keep ammonia above, say, 1 ppm.
How much longer? I belive bacteria doubles within 24 hours. My guess is 5 days if you keep everything else constant.
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