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Old 01-01-2012, 11:49 PM   #111
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So, here are my first tests. I put in 35lbs of base, 10lbs of live rock and the bacteria stuff. Looks like .25ppm ammonia, 0 nitrIte and 10ppm nitrAte. What do you think? Salinity was 1.024.

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Old 01-02-2012, 12:11 AM   #112
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So, here are my first tests. I put in 35lbs of base, 10lbs of live rock and the bacteria stuff. Looks like .25ppm ammonia, 0 nitrIte and 10ppm nitrAte. What do you think? Salinity was 1.024.
You are going to need to does with ammonia or shrimp since there wasn't enough die off from the rock but it's a goodthing it's showing nitrates since that means there is some bacteria in your tank that turned your trites into trates
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:50 AM   #113
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I feed some of my cichlids silversides. Would it be ok to put a couple in a bag and hang them in the tank?
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #114
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I put in the silversides last night. They should work since they will decompose and cause ammonia, right? When should I test the water again? Sorry to ask so many questions.
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I put in the silversides last night. They should work since they will decompose and cause ammonia, right? When should I test the water again? Sorry to ask so many questions.
Yea it'll work
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Then should I give it a couple days before I test again?
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Then should I give it a couple days before I test again?
Yea because it takes time for it to decompose.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:50 PM   #118
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So, just finished testing and got the following results. I have a bag O' dead fish floating in the tank and it looks like its doing the trick. Should I just leave everything alone and test tomorrow?



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Looks like 2ppm ammonia, 1ppm nitrIte and 20ppm nitrAte.



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Old 01-03-2012, 10:39 PM   #119
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I am guessing, leave the ammonia source in and wait for the NitrItes and NitrAtes to hit 0?
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Yeah, leave the fish in, and keep testing till your 0 amm, 0 trites and have trates. Dont worry about pwcs unless ammonia goes over 5ppm, the bacteria you want in your tank wants low numbers.
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