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Old 10-03-2011, 08:24 PM   #301
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Ok awesome...im pretty pumped...hopefully goes quickly
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:57 PM   #302
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A little confused....ammo went from about 3-4ppm to about .25 in 24 hours....nitrites still high, but then my nitrates dropped way down...any ideas?
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:43 PM   #303
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Did you do a water change? Only way for nitrates to drop is through water change. There as some ways people do it in well established tanks but in your case that would be the only way. Either that, or you may have messed up the test somehow. I would run the nitrate one more time. Based on the Am and Nitrite, I would say you have a colony of BB but it may not be a strong colony yet. I would continue to dose with Pure AM for a while longer, trying to bring it up to 4ppm each time. Once Am and Nitrite disappear quickly AND the nitrate climbs and stays high, you should be good to do 20% water changes until you get the nitrates below 5 but preferably close to 0. Then you can SLOWLY add a couple of fish.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:00 PM   #304
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Just an update..still cycling...can take 4ppm of ammo to zero in 24 hours or less...nitrites still high...nitrates still around 20-40ppm.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:06 PM   #305
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your getting there. buy the time your done with this cycle your bio filtration will be amazing.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:33 PM   #306
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Getting there. Like twitch said, slow and sure will give you a very stable tank I think. Can't wait to see it come together.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:43 PM   #307
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Ya im in no rush...cause im still trying to tweak this skimmer...figure how mich top off water is gonna be needed. Lots of fun!
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:01 PM   #308
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Ok so i put a lil too much ammo in last night...like around 5ppm so thats why the ammo still shows up a little. The nitrites have totally dropped off and the nitrates are around 10-20ppm. Ammo is at .25 gonna bring back up one more time and then see where am at.

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soooooo close!!!! you will know by tomorrow. i would say your about about due for fish sir.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:08 PM   #310
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Ohhh yaaa finally...lol. this skimmer is so hard to adjust some time. Some days it fills up with water in a few hours...other days its always dry
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