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Old 12-07-2012, 12:46 PM   #61
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Don't use salt water to top off when water evaps it doesn't take the solids with just use fresh water for top offs
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:58 PM   #62
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Thanks for the response. Can I use bottled water to top off? I don't have a Ro/di unit yet
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:15 PM   #63
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Thanks, I was sort of thinking that but I wasn't sure. How far along are you with your cycle?
Only six days in. Just started seeing nitrites. Ready for it to be done already lol.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #64
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LOL I know what you mean!! I'm on day 7 of my cycle... long way to go
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:09 AM   #65
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Day 7 water test:

pH - 7.8/8.0
Ammonia - 4.0ppm
Nitrite - 2.0/5.0ppm
Nitrate - 20ppm
Salinity - 1.026

What do you guys make of the results?? I only ask because I didn't think I would see trates this soon
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:21 AM   #66
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Day 7 water test:

pH - 7.8/8.0
Ammonia - 4.0ppm
Nitrite - 2.0/5.0ppm
Nitrate - 20ppm
Salinity - 1.026

What do you guys make of the results?? I only ask because I didn't think I would see trates this soon
Results look promising. You're converting some ammonia to Trates already, that's good. And the ammonia is up to 4, so that's a good strong cycle. Still have a ways to go, but looks good!!
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Life cycle is doing what it does
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:27 AM   #68
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I have, what I can only describe as, is little white mites on the front of my tank. What are they?
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I have, what I can only describe as, is little white mites on the front of my tank. What are they?
Pods. Good things to have.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:51 AM   #70
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Thanks Beengirl... Forgive the question but what purpose do they serve?

Also here are my test results from today...appears that the ammonia is on its way down.

pH - 7.8
Ammonia - .50ppm
Nitrites - 2.0/5.0ppm
Nitrates - 40ppm
Salinity - 1.025
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