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Old 03-27-2011, 01:47 PM   #21
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Nitrates at 10 ppm are good, as long as they not exceed 40ppm you d be ok....

The important ones right now to keep close to 0ppm are the ammonia and the nitrites.....

Yes your water parameters are much better now, keep daily readings and do 50% PWC as needed to maintain ammonia and nitrites low...... Don't forget to use a dechlorinator in the new water before you added to the tank. Hopefully you can get a product called PRIME.

With time, you will see that the tank will grow the good bacterias, and you will notice that less frequent water changes will be required, until you arrive to the point that no ammonia and no nitrites are detected.
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opps i dint add in any dechlorine solution in it ...

anywhere i found the PRIME solution u mentioning

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Nitrates at 10 ppm are good, as long as they not exceed 40ppm you d be ok....

The important ones right now to keep close to 0ppm are the ammonia and the nitrites.....

Yes your water parameters are much better now, keep daily readings and do 50% PWC as needed to maintain ammonia and nitrites low...... Don't forget to use a dechlorinator in the new water before you added to the tank. Hopefully you can get a product called PRIME.

With time, you will see that the tank will grow the good bacterias, and you will notice that less frequent water changes will be required, until you arrive to the point that no ammonia and no nitrites are detected.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:31 PM   #23
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opps i dint add in any dechlorine solution in it ...

anywhere i found the PRIME solution u mentioning

fresh 'n' marine aQuarium Singapore

am i getting the right product ?
Yes this is the right one!

You need to add the dechlorinator as soon as possible! Remember the chlorine will kill the good bacterias !

Good luck !

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Old 03-27-2011, 09:58 PM   #24
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I'm glad you're working hard and listening to all the good advice the members have been sharing with you. Unfortunately, this is just another sad example of lfs's selling fish no questions asked without educating their customers. I guess it happens in countries all over the world.
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Sadly, its all about the $$$$$. Not the enjoyment of it all.
But then again, I'm kind of cynical....
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does anyone here come across with a product called

Aquamaster Water Ager Chlorine Neutraliser

is it as good as prime ?
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does anyone here come across with a product called

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is it as good as prime ?
I don't think I've ever used that, just make sure it takes out chloramines as well as chlorine as most city water usually has both. I'd definitely recommend Prime as it's tried and tested and what most people use. However, if you havent used any dechlor yet you've gotta get something in there ASAP.
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Hey, I'm also new to Tanks is it ok to let the water rest 24 hours before addding it to the tank. Because I read that since chlorine is a gas it would evaporate in that time, or is the prime absolutely necesarry?
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Hey, I'm also new to Tanks is it ok to let the water rest 24 hours before addding it to the tank. Because I read that since chlorine is a gas it would evaporate in that time, or is the prime absolutely necesarry?
Chloramines do not evaporate, only chlorine. That's part of why the citys use it. You definitely need Prime unless you're on well water.
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Chloramines do not evaporate, only chlorine. That's part of why the citys use it. You definitely need Prime unless you're on well water.
I live in Lima, Peru so i'll better find out what they add to water here. I'll let you know what I find. Thanks.
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