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Old 03-12-2011, 03:48 PM   #11
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Tank size: 30 gallons, 24inches wide, 18 1/2 high, bowed front
20lbs or dry rock
Sandbed: around 1_1/2 inches
I am not using the shrimp method i am dosing with pure ammonia it dropps to almost 0 every 24 hours after being 3-4ppm the day before then i dose back up to 3-4ppm.
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:25 PM   #12
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What are your nitrite and nitrate readings? What type of test kits are you using?
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its my first post in this thread Nitrite - .5 almost zero, Nitrate is very high but i thought a 90% water change would get rid of that. I am using an API testing kit.
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Ammonia?
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What is the nitrate at
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:31 PM   #16
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UPDATE:
Ammonia- Drops to 0 ( after less than 24 hours when dosing)
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 20-40ppm ( closer to 20)
Salt Level - 1.025

I am going to get Ph buffer to get it exactly at 8.2.

Thoughts? i was thinking about doing a large PWC to drop the Nitrate Levels
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PWC after nitrites drop to Zero, right?
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Nitrite is zero
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:45 PM   #19
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Not to be rude, but what are you pulling?

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Ammonia- Drops to 0 ( after less than 24 hours when dosing)
Nitrite - .25
Nitrate - 20-40ppm ( closer to 20)
Salt Level - 1.025
Don't forget even though you editted above, the email you sent doesn't change....
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I know the waiting sucks, we've all been there. It is worth it though. Your tank and livestock will thank you. Rushing things just causes issues.
I'd wait until I had ammonia and nitrites are 0 two days in a row and then do the large PWC.
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