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Old 01-28-2011, 11:40 PM   #111
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don't worry about them. the ones in your tank aren't the big fish eaters they are referring to.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:54 PM   #112
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^^ ok thanks, good to know.

little over 5 weeks into my cycle now and todays tests are...
pH- 8.2
Ammonia-.25
Nitrite-.1
Nitrate- between 20-50
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wow...long cycle. must have been a lot of die off on that rock.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:42 AM   #114
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^^ yea i guess it wasnt as "cured" as the previous owner stated. oh well, learned my lesson the hard way, now i know what to look for in the future.

so is that the reason why my nitrates are so high? will it go down on its own? or once my ammonia/nitrite is at 0 and my cycle is done, than do i keep doing PWC until it gets to 0?
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yeah, you'll knock the nitrates down with water changes.
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yeah, you'll knock the nitrates down with water changes.
is that something that needs to be done now or when the cycle is over?
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when the cycle is over.
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ok thanks, im glad i have a bunch of school work to do to keep me preoccupied, haha.

sorry to bombard you with questions, its all a new learning experience to me. but thanks again
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my test results are still the same
i am starting to think i didnt feed the cycle with enough ammonia in the beginning possibly?

Ammonia- .25
Nitrite- .1
Nitrate- 20-50
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Is that ammonia test your using a 2 bottle test or just 1 bottle?
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