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Old 06-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #11
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Once the cycle is complete and you do a water change or two to bring nitrates down you can add them. I would only add half personally then add the other half a couple or three weeks later.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:46 PM   #12
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What would you consider a major water change?
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:45 PM   #13
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What would you consider a major water change?
50-100%

Think about it this way. In order to get 100ppm nitrates down to 10ppm. It will take slightly more than 3 50% water changes.

50% WC from 100 to 50ppm
50% WC from 50-25ppm
50% WC from 25-12.5ppm

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50% WC from 100-50ppm
80% WC from 50-10ppm works as well

Hope that gives you an idea.
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Ok, thanks man. And do you have any ideas on te discrepancies I'm having between nitrites and trates between the salifert and API? I actually have to of the same API kits and they both read the same thing
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Ok, thanks man. And do you have any ideas on te discrepancies I'm having between nitrites and trates between the salifert and API? I actually have to of the same API kits and they both read the same thing
Api are known to be inaccurate. I would trust the salifert all the way. API kits are nearly always off on something in my experience.

When you see no more ammonia and no more nitrite your good to go with some big water changes to lower nitrates.
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Ok will do, thanks for everything
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