Starting Back Up Again...Questions About Using Seachem Stability

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Kaskade10729

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Tonight's test results (weirder than ever IMO):

Ammonia: Now closer to 0.25
Nitrate: 0
Nitrite: 0


Why is it "weirder than ever," do I say? Well, yesterday, our nitrites were around 0.25 -- reading that light purple color on the chart. Today, the reading is back to being the light aqua blue color, indicating 0...

I'm going to do a small WC to see if parameters come down a bit.
 

Kaskade10729

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what test kit are you using Kaskade10729 Kaskade10729 ?
API Master Freshwater Kit, with two brand new bottles of ammonia and nitrate testing fluid...

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Kaskade10729

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Okay, so my water went from being crystal clear for these couple of weeks to somewhat cloudy and getting murkier; this may have been the bacterial bloom I was expecting, but I did a small water change last night and didn't take new readings yet.
 

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Today's (7/2) readings (after a tiny water change last night; two buckets' worth):

Ammonia: Between 0 and 0.25; honestly, more like 0
NitrIte: 0
NitrAte: 0, on its way to 5.0
 

Kaskade10729

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Today's (7/3) readings; someone please advise how I should move forward here...

Ammonia: Between 0 and 0.25ppm
Nitrite: STILL 0ppm
Nitrate: Somewhere between 0 and 5.0ppm (it's a dark yellow color when compared to the chart, but not quite the orange color of the second box on the chart)

We're still in the midst of a bacterial bloom, as well; water getting cloudier every day. Should I just hold off here on water changes and keep testing parameters?
 

Kaskade10729

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Yes keep testing and no water changes, this will only slow it down.
Thanks Loach; I haven't touched anything.

Here are today's readings; we're at the exact same place, and I just don't get it....

Ammonia: About 0.25ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 0-5.0ppm (it's still a dark yellow color, not quite orange)
 

Kaskade10729

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Loach:

Here are today's (7/6) readings:

Ammonia: Finally, has definitely jumped to 0.25ppm
Nitrite: Still 0ppm
Nitrate: Still between 0 and 5.0ppm (the dark yellow color)
 
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