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Old 05-11-2004, 12:06 AM   #1
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What do I do??

Ok all I have a question. The last couple of days I have had the same readings on my water parimaters. What should I do?

Salinity 1022
Nitrite 0
PH 8.2
Ammonia .25
Nitrate 7.0

1 week ago I added a couple of fish. Should I leave it alone, or what?

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A water change wouldn't hurt. I always look to a water change if something seems wrongs. You will usually see a light spike in ammonia and nitrite when adding to your bio load so I wouldn't worry too much as long as it's comming down.
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I would do a water change probably 20% i would also very slowly raise your salinity to 1.024 or 1.025 i always keep mine at 1.025. That is what i would do.
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I would do a water change, especially with the inverts in there, they are particularly sensitive to ammonia and nitrite.
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I did a 15% 3 days ago. So another change wouldnt hurt? Can it wait till tomorrow? I dont have enough salt.

So this is normal when adding fish?
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Old 05-11-2004, 12:14 AM   #6
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Verify the test is correct, do it again and if the results are the same, have the LFS check it as well. I would look to a water change as your first line of defense.
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yes pretty normal. I think you should be fine to wait until tom. If it keeps going up then you might want to QT the fish until you get it figured out.
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You people are AWESOME!! Thanks for the quick response. If there are anymore comments they would be appreciated. Also, I will be doing a water change asap, and extra testing.

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Do you treat the water with any kind of dechorinator? Some of these can mess up the ammonia tests. Just a thought..
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That's true...make sure your ammonia test is a salicylate based test and not a nessler.
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