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Old 02-17-2012, 01:26 PM   #11
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I agree that you can cycle without it happening. But that doesn't mean it can't happen and you shouldn't check it ya know.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #12
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I agree buddy, I cant seem to read the ph levels with my api either...its not on either the high range or low range...so idk whats up with that. So I just dont bother with ph
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:37 PM   #13
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I aim for the purple color as being ok. lol The chart can be a bit hard to match.
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sweet deal, ok, so then I rekon Im ok then.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:59 AM   #15
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so went and got a digital ph probe today - (digital aquatics) did the calibration and ph tested at 7.8 ( so i was pretty close with the 8.1 from the API.
I haven't done any water changes so far, reading today - ammo dropped back to 0, nitrite >5 and nitrates 20, so everything looking good, i guess the possible ph crash was a false alarm and everything continues to run smoothly, it is much easier for me now to keep an eye on the ph!
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day7 fowlr how do i know when the cycle is finished.i do have fish in lfs said to put them in their.i tested my water the 17. Specific grav 1.023,ammonia 1.0,nitrait 40 phosphate 0.5 kh 143.2 ppm.when should i test again? Advice please and thank you
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:23 PM   #17
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ammonia needs to be 0, nitrates 0, nitrites below 40ppm is ok..once you get that you can just do weekly 15% changes
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