my tank has been cycling for almost two weeks now (11 days to be exact) my ammonia is at zero (has been for the past 4 days) , but the nitrite hasn't budged at all (up or down). is this normal? if so, when should i expect it to start dropping? I have a 24 gallon tank with a 3'' bed if live sand and about 19 pounds of live rock. Thanks for the help!
I watched the ammonia drop down to zero over a few days, but the nitrites have stayed the same the whole time. I've read quite a bit before starting, and from what i've read, the nitrites should be raising as the ammonia drops, then dropping themselfs. right?
i also have quite a bit of brownish alge growing on the live rock. i cut the lights down to 4 hours a day and it has slowed dramaticaly. The live rock had a small amount of coraline alge when i bought it.
In my experiance- a expired test kit, from api, ot 2 little fishies, will show a constantly same test on different parameters. Somtimes api is good, and others bad- even when not expired....if you are reading the same, when you really should not, I would think its a bad test kit.
Any chance to get the test cross examined w/ a different test? Possibly at a freinds, ot local fish store?
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