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Old 09-21-2011, 03:19 PM   #181
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Well, I figured while I'm already at it I may as well check the other chem values:

Ammonia 0.5 (dosed today, so that's expected)
Nitrite 0.25
Nitrate 0.0 WTF?!
pH 7.8 .... Oh well

Nitrites have been dropping for the last 2-3 days so I expected the nitrates to slowly catch up and rise, but nothing! They actually dropped!!! Last week they were 20 ppm
Either my DSB is just amazing and exceeded my expectations or something funky is going on LOL
Will keep an eye on it
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:34 PM   #182
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Your dsb must be amazing.


Really idk. Maybe ur last water change knocked it down that much. Fw for me did the same thing.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:44 PM   #183
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Your dsb must be amazing.

Really idk. Maybe ur last water change knocked it down that much. Fw for me did the same thing.
Maybe... But a 15% water change wouldn't drop nitrates from 20 to zero... Dunno, but I will definitely keep an eye on it. Maybe, if I dose ammonia to 2 tomorrow and it drops with nitrites zero in 12hrs, I can finally release my kole tang from QT and add him!! That would make him happy for sure. Also, it's tine for my anemone to see some better light
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Ha. I never claimed to know what I'm talking about.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:46 PM   #185
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Ha. I never claimed to know what I'm talking about.
Well, for calming to not know much you've been doing quiet well with ur 5 dozen tanks ;b
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blind stinking luck!!!

i just turn the lights on and off and throw too much food at them.
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blind stinking luck!!!

i just turn the lights on and off and throw too much food at them.
well, that must be the magic recipe that nobody is able to follow

How many hobbyist does it take to turn on an aquarium light?!
considering that I went through 3 fixtures my answer would be more than two...
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whats on the agenda for you and your tank? when are doing the 2ppm ammo thing?
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whats on the agenda for you and your tank? when are doing the 2ppm ammo thing?
When my nitrites test zero. The 2ppm is gonna be a verifying text run to see if the cycle is complete. May be tomorrow or the day after. Sure it'll be soon
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0.25 this am... So close yet so far...
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