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Old 07-30-2011, 10:28 AM   #11
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Maybe I'm missing something, but he had all 0s added some ammonia (to simulate adding a fish) and he got readings. That seems to me like he has bacteria, but not enough to be fully cycled. If he were have added fish they would have been nitrite and nitrates which would not have been good for those fish. If it is the fact that he added too much ammonia (an unrealistic bioload addition) then I'd wait until they are all zero, put a realistic amount, and if your ammonia and nitrite are still zero, then you're good to go.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:33 AM   #12
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Maybe I'm missing something, but he had all 0s added some ammonia (to simulate adding a fish) and he got readings. That seems to me like he has bacteria, but not enough to be fully cycled. If he were have added fish they would have been nitrite and nitrates which would not have been good for those fish. If it is the fact that he added too much ammonia (an unrealistic bioload addition) then I'd wait until they are all zero, put a realistic amount, and if your ammonia and nitrite are still zero, then you're good to go.
Yeah, he added more than 8ppm of ammonia.
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even if it is cycled it never hurts to add ammonia. the more you add the stronger the bacteria colony will get to combat the larger load. this will inturn tel you add more live stock at once to your system as the bacteria colony has been established to combat the added poop and pee
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I would add like 2 fish and see what happens give the bacteria time to adjust. You won't need a CUC if you dont have anyfish.
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Thanks all, I will keep an eye on it for a bit and maybe try another smaller dose of ammonia to see how it all reacts. I have waited this long whats a little longer right?
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:31 PM   #16
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Last night I added two cap fulls of ammonia; a couple hours later it was off the chart. Tonight’s readings, Temp 79, Salinity 1.0245, Ph mostly around 7.8, Ammonia 8, Nitrite 50 and Nitrate 10.
Moving right along. 19 hours after the previous test shown above, this afternoon’s test is Temp 79, Salinity 1.0245, PH 8, Ammonia .15, Nitrite 50 and Nitrate 10. Nitrite and Nitrate seem to be staying the same, which I assume is because the BB are working hard reducing the Ammonia which has come down a ton. If I understand this all, the Nitrite should start to fall once Ammonia reaches 0.
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Correct. With no more ammonia to feed the bacteria, the waste nitrite will no longer be existant.
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Just did another test. Thought it would be helpful to add a table indicating the last three tests to better understand what has been happening since I dosed with ammonia.

TestTime Temp Salinity PH Ammonia Nitrite Nitrate
Start 79 1.0245 7.8 8 50 10
19 hrs later 79 1.0245 8 .15 50 10
21 hrs later 79 1.0245 7.8 .10 2.0 10

The only thing that seems funny to me is the Nitrate. Should that be coming up with the Nitrite going down?
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Lets try this a different way so it is easier to read.

The first number is the starting point, second is after 19 hours and the third is after another 21 hours.

Temp 79, 79, 79
Salinity 1.0245, 1.0245, 1.0245
PH 7.8, 8, 7.8
Ammonia 8, .15, .10
Nitrite 50, 50, 2.0
Nitrite 10, 10, 10
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Tonights reading are encouraging yet a bit of a mystery to me. Temp 80, Salinity 1.025, PH 8, Ammonia .25, Nitrite 5.0 and Nitrate 160. The nitrate is what is encouraging but what is a bit perplexing is why did the Ammonia and Nitrite climb a bit. Is it normal that they go up and down a bit before zeroing out?
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