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Old 02-16-2012, 12:59 PM   #21
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I ran a test yesterday and I didn't have any..
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:40 PM   #22
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How long has the tank been running with the rock in it?
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:27 PM   #23
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My tank shoul be ready in two more weeks my nitrites are high they will go down soon an my nitrates are climing as well after nitrates go all the way down il do a huge water change an wait 24 hours then I'm ready to add my fish can't wait
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If you aren't seeing any ammonia in the tank you definitely need to add it.
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I added some more last nite
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #26
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My LR only had about 3-4 days
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After 4 days you should see ammonia on your test kit. If not, you can go to the supermarket and buy a raw cocktail shrimp to toss in.
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Even if the ammonia is disappearing add more till it goes to zero in like 6 to 12 hours. Mine could digest 1 cup ammonia in 10 hours. That's a lot for a 55g tank. If I did it again I probably won't add so much next time k definitky over did it
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After the ammonia is zero would it be ok to wait a week then start to add fish and/or coral?
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:59 PM   #30
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No the ammonia turns to nitrite so u have to wait till then. If u have nitrite then wait till its at zero and u have nitrates. In the beginning the nitrite takes longer to disaapear than ammonia. When u have fish and whatever in there the ammonia is added slower than u are adding it so the nitrite bacteria keep up. U should never have any readable levels except for nitrate
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