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Old 06-15-2005, 08:59 AM   #1
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does this make sense

Ok I have a 20 gallon tank and I used conditioned tap water. Real ocean sand that has been kept wet. I have diatioms. my reading were
ph-8.3
am-.25
ni-0
na-5
sg-1.025
Does this mean that my tank is cycled it has been about 20 days since the beginning. I didn't use shrimp or a fish to cycle, it did it, itself.
does this make sense.
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you have ammonia, so cycle isn't finished, or your test kit is bad. have your LFS retest.

Do you have live rock?
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can anybody reccomend a test kit that has the main ones along with phosphate, alkilinity, being accurate and very easy to use
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I have this one, it seems to work pretty well.
http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...241&pcid1=3233

I was just looking at getting this one for calcium and phosphates..

http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...241&pcid1=3233
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