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Old 01-23-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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Chcked some parameters tonight

Got the tank going about a week ago, put in the sand, live (mostly cured) rock.
Finally got it aquascaped yesterday & added more saltwater in today.

I only have a partial kit that came With the tank set up, I will need to get others to complete it I guess?
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Salinity is 34
Ammonia is .25
Nitrites is 0
Nitrates are 10

It has been so long since I started a freshwater tank (this is my first salt) that I am a little hazy on the process.
If I have it correct... Ammonia turns into nitrites & they then turn into nitrates.
So I am looking for a spike first in my ammonia, correct?

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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Salinity should b between 1.024 and 1.026 is where I've had the best results your correct in your cycle though you should be looking for your ammonia to spike.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:45 AM   #3
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Sounds like you're on track, like ^ said, get your salinity down to 1.025 roughly and you'll be good. Your tank will spike Nitrates, trites, and Ammonia. Just monitor it for a week or two until it settles .
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Thanks guys, I was reading the hydrometer the wrong way it should have been 1.025

I rechecked it today and it is very slightly above 1.024.

Will check them again tomorrow and see if there is any change.
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Ammonia up to 1.0
Still need to check the rest... But looks like we are on track
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