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Old 03-13-2011, 05:03 PM   #21
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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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Old 03-13-2011, 05:24 PM   #22
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Agreed your wallet will thank you too
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Ok 1. i edited that out 2 seconds after i posted ( i.e. before you replied so i dont know why u see .25) because i typed my old nitrite readings. it is at ZERO. 2. And i repeat I DON NOT USE SHRIMP I DOSE WITH PURE AMMONIA thus i add ammonia it drops to zero within 24 hours and i dose back up so the bacteria does not die. all i am asking is if a LARGE PWC will lower my nitrate to an appropriate level because over my studies i came across that very idea. Waiting as not been an issue i started my fishless cycle over a month ago. if i was impatient i would have simple bought a damsel and threw it in. for some reason everyone just flamed my thread . i was asking a simple question. i will make sure not to post here any longer.
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We're just looking out for your welware, if you are offended I'm sorry. It will be your loss though. Yes, it will remove nitrates. I don't believe anyone flamed your thread, they just agreed that you should wait an extra day to make sure the ammonia and nitrites stay at zero. I understand you are dosing, maybe don't dose as much so it goes down quickly (if your full dose makes you wait more than a day) Good luck with your tank.
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