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Old 02-24-2010, 04:37 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info!! I will get the Master Kit U talked about, and a refractometer..That is going to keep me up on what the specs on my water are.. Thanks man, you guys also said something about shrimp, so I went and purchased 2 raw shrimp, I am guessing this is a set and leave proccess, that will help with the ammonia, and nitrite, and nitrates, as you guys stated..So to my guess for now I just need to let those guys decompose, and when I get the kits start testing??I know all the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate levels should be @ 0ppm is this correct?? What about Ph and the other things, is there an ideal limit to keep these at??

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During your cycle only worry about Ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. The others you can worry about after the cycle. Welcome to AA

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Your ammonia and your nitrite will rise and fall back to 0. Your nitrate will be at 0 until your ammonia and nitrite fall back to 0 then it will start to rise, That is when you have to do a PWC to bring it down to 20 something or below.

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