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Old 06-14-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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Can some please help me out?

I'm trying to figure out if my water test is good or bad someone help
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #2
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with out the cards these readings I'm blurting out are estimated

PH looks around 8.0PPM
Ammonia looks around 0.25 PPM
Nitrite looks around 0PPM
Nitrates looks around 10 PPM
Phos looks around 2.0 PPM

your parameters aren't looking to bad
Phos are a little high and could come down
Nitrates aren't bad but still could come down

nothing a 5 gal water change couldn't solve

how old is your tank and size
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:09 AM   #3
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They all look good nitrates look about 20-40 ,last one is phosphate idk exactly it's low but there hard to read with the chart!
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Omg thank you finally someone actually responded my tank is a modded 29g biocube and today I day two
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:12 AM   #5
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Today is day 2 on the cycle I have lr and 2 turbo snails in it
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you shouldn't have the snails yet you just started cycle inverts are fragile creatures most likely wont make it through the cycle
add a deli shrimp to start your cycle
I didn't know you just started tank that's a important step
you don't need to test on a daily basis during cycle maybe once a week
your only getting a good reading no cause you didn't add a ammonia source yet
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you need to spike 4.0ppm ammonia and wait 4/6 weeks till it reads 0ppm and get 0ppm nitrites you will still have high nitrates but that would be corrected with a water change
once you reach this your tank is cycled
remember don't let temptation cause you to jump the gun
wish you the best with your new tank and remember it's a waiting game
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The snail were accident I really didn't want anything live in the tank except the rock by they were in with the lr I purchased but they have been doing awesome they are roaming all over the place :/
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