Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-31-2013, 12:31 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JsQuid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 255
PH is about 8.1 or so... And the remaining shrimp is so decomposed when moved it crumbles into a Million particles.
__________________

__________________
JsQuid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 12:32 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Grizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 1,806
I would do a large water change 100% if you can Thats the only thing that will get those nitrAtes down quickly. You can try using macro algae in the sump but it will take a while to bring them down. Have you tested the RO/DI water prior to use? It may have high nitrAtes. Test the new salt water as well
__________________

__________________
Most people create their own problems by not following the basics and refusing to stock appropriate to their system. Gregcoyote 2013

SPS = Stability Promotes Success
Grizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 12:35 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JsQuid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 255
Yes, all the water is good. It's all reading 0. I top off with ro/di every day. I'm not able to do a 100% water change.. I don't have the money or resources. I would like to throw in some Cheato to help lower everything. This is beginning to become real annoying.
__________________
JsQuid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 12:47 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Grizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 1,806
Dont let it get to you it's all part of the curve. Cheato will help a lot but it takes a long time ideally you want to start with as little nitrates as you can then the cheato can keep them in check. Just do as large a water change as you can a 50% PWC will half those nitrates bringing them down to 90ppm I'd wait until i could do a 100% water change, with no fish in the tank there's no hurry
__________________
Most people create their own problems by not following the basics and refusing to stock appropriate to their system. Gregcoyote 2013

SPS = Stability Promotes Success
Grizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 01:18 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JsQuid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 255
Yeah I understand. Without any water changes, what would be an accurate time table for the completion of the cycle? If you had to guess...
__________________
JsQuid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 01:53 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JsQuid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 255
Curiosity has been killing me since the 10 gallon water change yesterday. So I ran a test on Nitrite to see if there was any effect. The tests produced good results, the Nitrite reading is about 2.5 ppm. It was reading about 5 or so. Hopefully that water change will be enough to get the cycle back on the right track!
__________________
JsQuid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 07:18 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Grizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 1,806
4-6 weeks is the avg. for a cycle
__________________
Most people create their own problems by not following the basics and refusing to stock appropriate to their system. Gregcoyote 2013

SPS = Stability Promotes Success
Grizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 07:23 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JsQuid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 255
I'm already on 7...
__________________
JsQuid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 08:33 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Grizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 1,806
On the bright side your above avg. Getting those trAtes down will help it cycle, the're poison and can cause a stall by killing the good bacti.
__________________
Most people create their own problems by not following the basics and refusing to stock appropriate to their system. Gregcoyote 2013

SPS = Stability Promotes Success
Grizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 08:49 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JsQuid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 255
I didn't know that. I will test for nitrates tomorrow! Thanks for the info!
__________________

__________________
JsQuid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.