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Old 11-01-2015, 02:45 PM   #11
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Right on .. thanks everyone
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:43 PM   #12
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Yeah ill check again when i get home from work.. its slowly going down, i just hope i still have some beneficial bacteria so i dont have to start all over
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Old 11-02-2015, 02:18 PM   #13
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Update: i removed about two gallons worth of tank water and replaced it with fresh rodi water. Current reading is now 35 ppt @ 1.026.

I also added more beneficial bacteria to help more grow. ( sea chem stability)
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:35 AM   #14
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Tank started to smell with some odor. Is this a good sign? Could it be just the raw shrimp I threw in?
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:15 PM   #15
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It's the shrimp decomposing.
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Old 11-06-2015, 01:15 AM   #16
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OK update on the water test again.

Ammonia .50ppm
Nitrite 5.0ppm
Nitrate 20ppm

So if these go down or undetectable I should be good to go?
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You should be good to go slowly. Start off with two or three fish. Also the nitrates will not go to 0 in a new tank. It will take a mature tank to get your nitrates to 0. Ammonia and nitrites need to be at 0.
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yeah i was aware of that. ill probably start my quarantine this week.
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