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Old 09-29-2011, 07:17 PM   #291
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Frigging auto spell fone. Whoa you've got nitrates.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:20 PM   #292
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Lol i was curious about the "wish" ya it seems to be going good. The ammo isnt a bright blue anymore..lol. gonna give it another day and do a water change. Would like to get the ammo at 4 ppm so i can do an accurate cycle.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:36 PM   #293
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Seems that the ammonia is going down...going to do a water change tomorrow and see where im at.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:17 AM   #294
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Skimmer question...where do i want the foam to rise up to? Right to the edge of the tube or do i want it to spill over?
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:58 AM   #295
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You want the foam to "slowly" hit the top of the skimmer tube til it just about bubbles over/up. That should give you a decent skim.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:57 PM   #296
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Should i dose the ammo back up?
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:06 PM   #297
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yes. you need to keep feeding your cycle. ammo up to 4ppm.
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other wise your ammo eating bacteria will starve and you will have to start all over again.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:14 PM   #299
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Awesome...just put a 1/4 capful this time. So im looking for the ammo to go away quickly and the nitrites to start coming down a bit?
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yep you will notice your ammo being used up faster and faster. your nitrites will slowly start falling by the time you can turn 4ppm ammo to nitrates in 12hours? you will be cycled. but you do have to keep feeding your tank ammo until you add your fish then you can stop.
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