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Old 03-17-2011, 02:37 PM   #11
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You need to see your ammonia spike, then the nitrites will spike the you will start seeing nitrates. After the ammonia and nitrites are zero for a few days( youll still see nitrates) you do pwc change THEN you can stock.
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:39 PM   #12
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You need to see your ammonia spike, then the nitrites will spike the you will start seeing nitrates. After the ammonia and nitrites are zero for a few days( youll still see nitrates) you do pwc change THEN you can stock.
ok thank you, you just simplified everything
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LOl Glad I could be of help. Just post your daily testing results here, we would all like to see your progress. Plus you can be sure you get cycled, we'll all tell ya! hehe

Good luck, so far looks good.
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LOl Glad I could be of help. Just post your daily testing results here, we would all like to see your progress. Plus you can be sure you get cycled, we'll all tell ya! hehe

Good luck, so far looks good.
ok later on i will post what the tank looks like with sand and the rocks im on the edge of my seat waiting for it 2 arive i looked on the usps tracking page it said it was on the truck now i just gotta wait for the truck to do its route and get here
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:47 PM   #15
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i just tested my parameters with a test strip ( bear with me its all i got for now
nitrate-20ppm
nitrite-0 (undetected)
Total alkalinity- 300ppm
ph-somewhere around 8.2-8.4
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I know the feeling! I couldnt wait for my stuff to arrive. But practice your patience now, cause you'll need it for SW.
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I know the feeling! I couldnt wait for my stuff to arrive. But practice your patience now, cause you'll need it for SW.
lol you wana ruch but you nnow that that would the wrong thing 2 do
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When you feel like rushing just log in and talk fish. Or read through the articles, there are soo many bits of good information if you dig. I was really lucky that my tank cycled in less than 2 weeks, but I pretty much moved the LR/LS from an established tank. You may get lucky. Or not. We'll be here for ya
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im just happy with my parameters right now nitrites are no where 2 be seen but i still dont have a ammonia tester
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Did you order one? cause you REALLY need it
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