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Upgraded my 15g to a 33g tank 2 days ago. Was expecting a cycle to occur. The levels I am getting now I have not seen in a cycle before.

PH = 7.8 I am happy with this
Nitrite = 1.6 Pretty high
Nitrate = 50 ...
Ammonia = 0.1 - 0.3

From my understanding Nitrite and Nitrate should not both be high at the same time during the cycle. any help would be great.

Set Up - 33g tank, Fluval 105, 250w heater, Play sand substrate, rocks for decoration
 

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Basically I moved over the 15g of water, set the filter up in the new tank, and a few fake plants and some rock. So in other words its nothing to worry about and its just the tank doing its own thing?
 

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oh wow, Thank you for your help. I will monitor the levels today and see how they are. Im really going to play it safe on this one and make sure everything is 0'd out. Dont want to end up with dead fish because im impatient.
 

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So ran water parameters today and nothing has really changed. Talked to some people and they recommend I add some cheap fish. With levels like this it seems to me like the tank is already cycling, and adding fish at this point would be pointless as they would just die and pollute an already cycling tank. Any thought?
 
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