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Old 02-04-2013, 12:05 AM   #51
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When Trites and trates spike over what you can read on your test kit do a 50% water change and start testing daily.
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When Trites and trates spike over what you can read on your test kit do a 50% water change and start testing daily.
Okay. Awesome. Do I pull the shrimp out when they spike?
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I've not done it with a shrimp, only pure ammonia in fresh water. I would say no. Wait till the tank is at 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite. At that point pull the shrimp, do a big water change to get rid of nitrate.
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I've not done it with a shrimp, only pure ammonia in fresh water. I would say no. Wait till the tank is at 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite. At that point pull the shrimp, do a big water change to get rid of nitrate.
Okay. Great. Thanks!
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Did a 10% pwc this morning.
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It's been a few days since we heard from ya. What are your parameters?
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:35 PM   #57
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It's been a few days since we heard from ya. What are your parameters?
Sorry about that! Parameters today are ammonia 2.0 ppm nitrite .25 ppm and nitrate 20 ppm
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Ok, your not adding ammonia just using the shrimp, correct? Your processing ammonia and nitrite at this point, that's good. What's your PH reading?
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Ok, your not adding ammonia just using the shrimp, correct? Your processing ammonia and nitrite at this point, that's good. What's your PH reading?
Awesome. I haven't added shrimp but there are several dead bristle worms. I will check my PH right now.
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I believe it looks like an 8.

Here's the tank today. I had a malfunction/almost electrical fire with the canister filter the other day, so filtration is awful right now. That's why I haven't added the shrimp yet.

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