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Old 05-17-2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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Another Water Test and Another Concern.....

Well yesterday I did a 25gal water change, 1/2 with normal tap water that sat for 24 hours and the other 1/2 with RO water.

Here are the results:
Ammonia: .50
Phosphate: .05
pH: 7.0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
dKH: 8
dGH: 10
CO2: 24ppm

Well my concern is the Ammonia, I thought after doing a 25gal water change that would be 0. Do I want to do another water change right away or do I wait a day?

I'm hoping to get my ferts in this week so I'm hoping that will help. Also I have noticed that I am getting a nice coat of slime algae on my glosso, how do I get rid of this?

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it might go away after you get your nitrates up....just a guess.
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Your tank is probably begining a mild first ammonia cycle. No sweat. It has to happen to build up the nitrifying bacteria colonies. It will take some time. First the Ammonia, then the nitrites, then the nitrates. It will be much slower and less stressful on the fish with all your plants. I think some folks with heavily planted tanks never experience a true ammonia "spike", which precedes the next two nitrogen spikes.
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Old 05-18-2004, 11:54 PM   #4
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Over feeding of fish can lead to Amon build up as well.

What exactly does this algae look like on the Glosso?

Best I can recall you recently added a huge and various cleanup crew.

Perhaps the cleanup crew is eating all the uneaten food off the bottum from overfeeding, rather than scavanging and cleaning the tank. Why go out and work, when your being spoon feed?
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Just started a new post with pics of the algae... let me know what ya think

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=24490

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