Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-16-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Travis55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 716
nitrate levels. help

Hey all, my tank has been cycling with live rock for about 3 1/2 weeks. My trites are zero and ammonia is coming down. My question is my nitrates... what side of the card do I read? High or low? Here's a pic of what I'm talking about...



Left is high, right is low... I really wannacput my fish in there! Lol
__________________

__________________
Travis55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 03:30 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Kio707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,519
It's low, but you need to still wait to put fish in. Wait till your ammonia comes down.
__________________

__________________
Kio707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 03:52 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Travis55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kio707 View Post
It's low, but you need to still wait to put fish in. Wait till your ammonia comes down.
My ammonia is down to .5 from like 5.0 a week ago.
__________________
Travis55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 03:55 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Kio707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,519
K, your going to see your nitrites going up. It's not through cycling yet.
__________________
Kio707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 03:58 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Travis55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kio707 View Post
K, your going to see your nitrites going up. It's not through cycling yet.
My nitrites where above 1 which is the highest my cart reads and now they are zero.
__________________
Travis55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 04:02 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Kio707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,519
What test set are you using?
__________________
Kio707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 04:05 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Travis55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kio707 View Post
What test set are you using?
This one.

__________________
Travis55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 04:07 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Kio707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,519
Try an API test kit, it's about $25. It'll give you better level readings. You want your ammonia and nitrites perfectly zero. If it's only reading 1 then 0 on trites, I wouldn't trust it. This is IMO. I still think you need to wait.
__________________
Kio707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 04:10 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Travis55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kio707 View Post
Try an API test kit, it's about $25. It'll give you better level readings. You want your ammonia and nitrites perfectly zero. If it's only reading 1 then 0 on trites, I wouldn't trust it. This is IMO. I still think you need to wait.
How long do I need to wait? Its been 3 and a half weeks.
__________________
Travis55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 04:14 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Kio707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,519
I know. It takes each tank different times. Just gotta be patient. Mine took 6 weeks for my 90g.
__________________

__________________
Kio707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
level, nitrate, nitrate level

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High nitrate levels. Spoor3773 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 11-13-2011 07:53 PM
ammonia, no nitrite, and high nitrate?? MissKush Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 6 08-27-2011 10:38 AM
three of my fish tanks (2 salt, 1 fresh) my nitrate levels are through the roof! redsea Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 08-26-2011 12:12 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.