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Old 04-22-2011, 09:50 AM   #411
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I dont think you should haveto start a new thread your still on the same build

As you know take it slow add some ammonia or fish food and see if you have ammonia tomarrow. You were adding a source of ammonia to yourbucket right?
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:52 AM   #412
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I was thinking on trying that but wasn't sure. a few people told me that would be un necessary. Would be cool if it was ready to go now. I'm going to a fish store maybe later so I was thinking snails and shrimp. lol I am soo impatient.
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Nope, nothing to the bucket it was reding .5 in ammonia when I moved it to the bucket. I had die off from lr I bought from the lfs. It was cycling as it should before I emptied the cube and went to the buckets.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:06 AM   #414
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It is weird that you have no nitrates though
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:07 AM   #415
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I also ditched the water the rock was sitting in figured it had ammonia in it. I am gonna do another round of tests with my salifert kits, they are more sensitive maybe i have some nitrate in there just a tiny amount.

If I get nitrates and nothing else do you think its safe?

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Old 04-22-2011, 10:14 AM   #416
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I used salifert this time and the trates are reading .50. Woot. LOL I had to use the low resolution test but it does have some pink in it.

So do I wait for more trates or other stuff like ammonia or nitrite? Or did it go smoothly?
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Well how old is this water? Just a day... The nitrate level would be pretty low. It's too bad you didn't test the water you tossed that would have given a clearer picture. I'm guessing your rock is cycled we're not seeing nitrate because it has not had sufficient time to build up. To be safe I personally would add some ammonia and test tomarrow; that way you know for sure
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No if you have trates and you had die off (because the others niterbacters weren't fed) you're cycle is complete!
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Sorry about the confusing way those last two posts look i was still typing when youresponded (I'm a slow typer pn myipod)
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:21 AM   #420
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Waste of a day, huh Carey?
This is how I felt when I was first setting up my tank.

But YOU should be used to this by now *laugh*
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