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Old 06-19-2012, 11:18 PM   #11
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He said the nitrates went up to 160 3 days ago and he had a ton of ammonia, he had the tank setup as freshwater before and he didn't clean off the algae from the previous tank maybe all that died off and he's getting that to turn into ammonia and then nitrate? Yeah I mean only saltwater in the tank for a week
It is a 20 gallon tank with a HOB filter, not sure what type
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:46 AM   #12
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He said the nitrates went up to 160 3 days ago and he had a ton of ammonia, he had the tank setup as freshwater before and he didn't clean off the algae from the previous tank maybe all that died off and he's getting that to turn into ammonia and then nitrate? Yeah I mean only saltwater in the tank for a week
It is a 20 gallon tank with a HOB filter, not sure what type
Just because nitrates are present does not mean the cycle is over or has even started. Cycle is complete when u have 0 ammonia 0 nitrite and a crap load if nitrates left over. Highly unlikely the tank is cycled. Even if it was i would still wait maybe a month before adding anything.
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Just because nitrates are present does not mean the cycle is over or has even started. Cycle is complete when u have 0 ammonia 0 nitrite and a crap load if nitrates left over. Highly unlikely the tank is cycled. Even if it was i would still wait maybe a month before adding anything.
Yeah that's what I thought, okay thanks! I'll make sure he doesn't add he clowns to keep them alive! Glad I talked to him before he got the chance to get over to the store! He's been trying to buy them for days!
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