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Old 11-30-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hi i have had my tank set up now for a week its 130 litres i have had around 10kg of live rock in it 2 hermit crabs i didnt do an amonia test till 3 days later from setting up and it came back clear but after 5 days its tested possitive for nitrite and nitrates how can that be before amonia ??

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Old 12-01-2013, 05:10 AM   #2
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When using live rock, there will already be some ammonia eating bacteria present. Plus, if there wasn't a lot of die off, you wouldn't see a lot of ammonia to begin with. Right now, I would add an ammonia source and continue testing.
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