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Nitrites not going down anymore.

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Still have high nitrites. The nitrates are rising but the nitrites aren't going down. I added another filter a week ago to increase airation. The fish show no signs of stress. I think maybe I should trim feeding down even more. Not sure. It feels like its taking 1,000,000 years.
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Im not sure what she is talking about. Every tank must cycle eventually. Minimal bio-load may make the ammonia/nitrite spike not quite so significant but until you have the bacteria in place for the cycle you will have ammonia/nitrites in your water...no way around that. I do agree that a small bio-load is probably better for the fish going through the cycle than a over-stocked tank would be.
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