confused about readings

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  1. KSreefster

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    hi all my cycle of my new nano is only at day 4 but ammonia and nitrite did not actually spike (stays at 0.25) but nitrate went up to 7, my question is, are the ammonia and nitrite levels going to spike. using salifert testkits so no problem there
     
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    How did you start the cycle?
     
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    some live rock from my established tank and live aragonite
     
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    If you only got rock in the tank from an established system, then there will be no cycle.
    Mean, hardly anything died in the move.
     
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    0.25 for NH4 is high, it should be 0, maybe get a suppliment like special blend or stability
     
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    thanks for the replies and yea I know that 0.25 is high but i thaught that it would spike to about 5+ haha
     
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    NH4 to NO2 is a very quick process, if there is NH4 it means filtration is not sufficient or still going, either way a bacterial suppliment will help
     
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    thanks yeah my nano is only an experimental tank to see the lowest cost possible for a small tank so might put in a small filter any recommendations for filters under R200?
     
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    250ml of Orca Bio Cubes will be about R300
     
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