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Old 12-31-2008, 04:57 PM   #91
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i added 1ml and literally no change... wait longer?

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Old 01-01-2009, 02:31 AM   #92
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yeah, give it time to get mixed up. Also remember that your test kit isnt' 100% accurate. if you still see nothing, add some more. It'll come up
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:35 AM   #93
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well hours later... it took 20ml to get me to just over 2ppm... im going to leave it for the night... see what happens overnight..... i dont want to way overshoot and loose everything

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Old 01-01-2009, 02:43 AM   #94
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Interesting. Does the bottle say what % mixture it is?
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:46 AM   #95
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no... but im sure its dull. when i was working for the arena i got their amonia on my wrist and it turned red and burnt instantly... this stuff i had time to walk to the tank put in the dosage and clean out the test and pack them back... no red mark no nothing... .... does smell like... well extreme pee so its definitly unscented lol

also it appears NO2 is starting to rise up... not much just a little discoloration from the blue... but hey any no2 is progress right

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Old 01-01-2009, 03:12 PM   #96
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my amonia dropped 2 ppm overnight..... is this good or bad... should i add more amonia now... my no2 is just a little more discolored than last night... what kind of spike am i looking for.. an aprox reading of what?

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Your ammonia will rise and then drop. Then your nitrites will rise and drop. Then your nitrates will start to rise. After ammonia and nitrites have gone to 0 then do a 33% PWC and you`ll be ready to go.
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:40 PM   #98
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In short it's a good thing, means there's life (bacteria) on your rocks which are consuming the Ammonia. Keep feeding them, don't let them starve. Eventually your nitrItes will begin doing the same thing, and that's when you're ready to go.
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this brown stuff is getting pretty bad... its developing what appear to be sticks and vines.. should i be concerned? its on everything.. filter heater even the impeller of the power head...

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Nope it's Diatoms. Common in new tanks. Don't worry it will burn out over time.

Does it look like this?

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