Thought I was cycled, guess I'm not ?

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    Are you using API ammonia as the tester
     
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    I trust those better that's good.

    So I'm highly curious if, after a ten gallon sw change and a set back to half a ppm, if it can move any in 24 hours.

    And then to see what's the max it can move afterwards, if any, increase maybe .5 per day till we see maximum earned after sixty days submerged

    We w know in a few days some neat ways your tank either does or doesn't line up with typical cycling setups.
     
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    Lol, the tank is 10gal :) That would mean 100% water change.

    Did test today out of boredom, moving very slow so far.

    03/012/2017
    PH 8.2
    Nitrite 0.05-0.1
    Nitrate 2
    Ammonia 0
    Spiked Ammonia to 2ppm to check in 24hr

    04/12/2017
    Nitrite 1
    Nitrate 5
    Ammonia 2

    05/12/2017
    Nitrite 1
    Nitrate 10-20
    Ammonia 2

    06/12/2017
    Nitrite 1
    Nitrate 10-20
    Ammonia 1.2

    07/12/2017
    Nitrite 1 off scale
    Nitrate 10-20
    Ammonia 1.2
     
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