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Old 07-05-2011, 10:35 AM   #261
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Thanks. 3ppm now. Added more ammonia. Testing again bout 1/2 hour.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:52 AM   #262
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Ammonia Test Results

I'm having a hard time deciding where there is. Anyone wanna tell me what you think? I'll give my answer after I get yours, I don't want to influence.

I've tried taking pictures (with my phone) to get as close to the colors I was seeing with my naked eye. 1 movement on my part and all the colors changed (And I shake). I couldn't put it on any counters for a picture, the colors on the CAMERA didn't match what I saw no matter where I put it. Best I could do.

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Old 07-05-2011, 11:56 AM   #263
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I'd vote 4ppm, maybe a tad more. Youre good to go.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:57 AM   #264
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I vote 8 in the last one, but the second looks more like 2...
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:02 PM   #265
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Looking good if i had to hazard a guess i'd say 5-6 ppm, like the rock too
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:06 PM   #266
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Kind of a tough call but , my guess would be about 6
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:11 PM   #267
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Thanks everyone. In holding the vile vs the pictures, I pretty close to 4ppm maybe a tad darker but not to the 8. So I'm thinking that since I believe I hit 5 ppm I am now officially cycling. Test was done at 9:07 this am.

Or did I actually start cycling when I 1st put ammonia in? Or is there something I will see next to tell me I have started cycling?

One more question, how often should test now? I believe I need to let the ammonia go to 1 ppm and then add again til I get 5-6 again is that correct?

Oops sorry so many questions.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:16 PM   #268
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Yep, I test in the AM and added ammonia as needed. You should probably get some results in a few days since you have live rock in there too. My first tank cycled in less than a week with LR and ammonia dosing.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:28 PM   #269
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Off topic: Hope everyone had a good 4th. I did.

I went fishing on a small fishing boat my daughter and I bought together. 2nd time out. Our schedules don't mess very well. Well needless to say, I have to learn everything. So we are learning together. Neither of us has ever done this with the motor, 1st time out we only had trolling motor. BUT WE SURVIVED!!!!! I'm slowly getting my "sea legs". She caught 3 Northern Pike and I caught 2 Northern Pike. We kept the last one (I caught it-25") Largest was 34" that she caught. OMG we had major adrenaline highs. I think alot people laughed, hearing us scream jump, back up and try to pull these into the boat and the first one jumped out of net back into water. They got TEETH. Anyway, I fileted my first northern last night too. YUK!!!!!!!!!!!! but I did it. (No I didn't touch it, I used needle nose to hold it, and it was dead when I started).

So I had alot of firsts yesterday :-0

1st time driving boat (hold hit dock once trying to leave, got it stuck too), motor kept stalling--wish I was in on the "quick learning lesson" in my garage earlier....We didn't open the gas air line LMAO

1st Northern Catch
1st Northern cleaning and filet
1st time backing boat into my garage (trunk of my truck is scrapped up), was watching where but forgot to watch trunk-it was open. Daughter forgot to watch it too lol.) Took 25 minutes this time, last time I backed a trailer in my driveway it took 3 hours.

1st pull over by DNR - And last but not least, on our way back we got stopped by the DNR (fish police). Showed our license, got a hard time (they were funning around), scared crap out of daughter said one of us had to go to jail cause we didn't have a fire extinguisher on board. I think she almost peed her pants til she realized they were joking. I was stunned but then saw the smirk and please for a fire extinguisher so I volunteered LOL. She told me on way home she thought they were serious and was hoping I would volunteer LMAO.

Ok done. Enough off topic, sorry, but was AWESOME day and SOOOOOO much fun, I just had to share.

Soo awesome day!!!
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I'm glad you had a great day! I played world of warcraft all weekend on my computer. LOL
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