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Just started my system cycling on November 11th. I am using Clear Ammonia. When I started the system I accidentally added too much ammonia bring the level to 8 ppm. I have not added any ammonia since then. My last 3 readings have had an odd color to them, a deep aquamarine, blueish tint, not on the master aquarium test sheet for ammonia. All my prior readings were the proper color for 8.0 ppm. I have add seaweed solution just to help the plants in the grow bed. (mostly lettuce.) Anyone have any clue as to this type of result?

These are my readings thus far :

Date Temp pH Ammonia Nitrite Nitrate
11/11/13 75.9 7.6 8.0 0.0 10.0
11/13/13 77.7 6.4 8.0 0.0 20.0
11/15/13 80.7 6.6 8.0 0.0 20.0
11/17/13 81.6 6.6 8.0 0.0 5.0
11/19/13 80.6 6.0 8.0 0.50 10.0
11/21/13 80.7 6.0 8.0 odd color 0.50 20.0
11/23/13 80.7 6.0 8.0 odd color 2.0 20.0
11/25/13 78.9 6.4 8.0 odd color 5.0 5.0

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ammonia above an 8 can dramatically slow your cycling process. At this point your best bet is a large 30% + water change to get that down to a workable level.

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