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Old 03-16-2014, 04:47 PM   #1
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15 litre nano tank

Hi all, my parents have given me a nano tank which they had for about 6 months , but decided they did not want to do saltwater. I have done some tests and the ammonia is at 0.25 . I noticed the salt levels were very high and have got them down to 0.127(slightly high I know) there is a shrimp in the tank that seems to be ok! My water change today was about 75% and still shows ammonia. Does anyone have any thought on this. I will post a picture to see if you think I have enough live rock. Many thanks.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-16-2014, 04:49 PM   #2
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Reason I did such a large change was because I'm not sure how there house keeping on the tank was.
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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If your using an api kit to test it may give you a false positive. Your lfs should test the water if you bring them a sample
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I used mine and my brothers although is is a fresh water one, it still showed ammonia
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:07 PM   #5
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Judging by the picture, do you think there's enough live rock
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:15 PM   #6
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Rock is judged by the amount of pounds. Weigh it.

Freshwater kits are not valid in saltwater
Invest in some quality kits such as: Red Sea, Salifert or Hannah Checkers.
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Actually if it's api kit, there the same tests but will produce slightly different final colors
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:20 PM   #8
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Actually if it's api kit, there the same tests but will produce slightly different final colors

That's interesting... Would it be more accurate with a salt water one though,
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No it's the exact same chemicals, the only difference is the color card, and maybe the price
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:29 PM   #10
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Wow, that's ridiculous.
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