Ammonia level reading help!!

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Didn't know this - but hey ho!! Life is for learning right

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Ok @VikingMummy2015 Ive done a big water change the temperature was already at 28c it's just the water level wasn't higher than the thermometer.
The ammonia was 0.25 after water change I added 1.2ml of ammonia as per @SPACKlick reccomondation earlier in the post .

I cleaned out filters etc in the old water and popped them back in. Hopefully we can get this going again ..I'd like some fish for my birthday (25th Feb) 😂

Illl check ammonia before I go to bed,
One more thing I feel I must have aggravated whatever was in the bottom of my substrate the tank is a little murky but I'm sure that will clear soon enough 🤦🏻‍♂️🤷

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Ammonia now at 2.0ppm 👍🏻

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Day Later
Ammonia 0.25
Nitrite 2-5ppm
Added 1.2ml more ammonia

Obviously I'm happy the Nitrite is showing but any explanation from the sudden rise in Nitrite from the zero it was showing just a day ago ? Very strange

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The nitrite munchers are more resilient than the ammonia ones so should kick back in quite quickly.

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Well @plankton that is just amazing news ..we might be on for birthday fish at the weekend 😁

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When was the last time you added ammonia before this?

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@codheadjohn
I added 1.2ml of ammonia the night before next day 0.25ml of ammonia left ..I added 1.2ml last night so will check again tonight

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UPDATE: so for the past few nights before bed I've topped the Ammonia up to 2ppm I go to work the next come back and the ammonia us down to 0.25ppm
MAN those get Nitrites are hungry is it normal to be this fast ?

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That's normal. Are your nitrites off the scale? Mine were stubborn for 10 days and barely moved at all. I added Seachem Stability and the cycle was done 2 days later.

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