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Old 11/09/2017, 06:32 PM   #26
Lsufan
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I wouldn’t even bother testing nitrates until u have 0 nitrite. Nitrite can make the nitrate test have false results.

As far as Dr tims, I’ve used it & biospira & they both had similar results. I don’t think they sped up my cycle overall. What they did was process the ammonia to nitrite rather quickly so I had 0 ammonia. Nitrite would stay high for 2 to 4 weeks & the overall cycle still took 30 to 45 Days. After my results I assumed the reason they say u can add fish so quickly is because it’s processes the ammonia to nitrite quickly & nitrite isn’t really toxic in saltwater at the levels we see.



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