I have a 10 gal
nano tank, with no fish in it and about 7 lbs of LR
base in it. It has been running for about 5 months. I have been doing bi weekly 25 % PWC
and monitoring the water trying to get my nh3
/nh4 and nitrates to drop.
I got the NO2
to drop to .05 ppm
, but the NO3
wont drop below 50 ppm
, even with regular water changes.
I have also been having problems with my ammonia, I can get my NH4 below .25 ppm
I also think who ever makes the red sea test kits should never attempt to teach math. In the book it says to get the NH3
, you take temp, ph and then find the % based on that and then the part after that is what gets me.
They say the formula is the "NH4ppm X the % of NH3
/ 100" This really helps
Anyone able to clarify the formula and tell me my toxic ammonia if:
Is .035 NH3
Also, the SW
water from my LFS
has little to no nitrates.....bt it has .25 NH3
already in the water.....could my test kit be off, or are these normal numbers?