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realy need help on this one,first i know my tank isnt cycled yet ,at least i think its not ,how do you know when it is ?my ph is excellent and amonia is excellent.i use well water so i tested it its perfect.my nitrite is sky high,ive done water change after water change,cleaned out my gravel rreal good ,cleaned filter real good ,still after a day nitrite levels soar,what should i do.

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How long has the tank been running? And what is excellant ammonia, 0 hopefully.

If the tank has been running under a month I would say you have reached the second stage of cycling so hopefully you will not be far off the end. You are fully cycled when you read 0 ammonia and nitrite and your nitrates are over 0.

It would help if you added salt during the period your nitrites are high it will stop your P, if he is in there, being at as much risk. Look on the pinned article on salt if you wish to do this. It will tell you how and how much to add.

If you are in the cycling period then water changes will only be prolonging the time in takes to cycle.

How big is the tank??
 

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realy need help on this one,first i know my tank isnt cycled yet ,at least i think its not ,how do you know when it is ?
Hey crashbfc, can you test for nitrItes? A cycled aquarium will have are rise in ammonia levels and then nitrItes levels. When the nitrifying bacteria establishes it self the levels will drop down to zero, that's when an aquarium is done cycling.
 
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