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Old 05-13-2005, 11:51 AM   #1
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First set of readings

What do you think of these as a first test:

Ammonia=1
Nitrate=2.5
Nitrite=0.05
PH=8.2

Sound reasonable?
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Old 05-13-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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Sounds just fine. The ammonia will usually take about a week to subside and the nitrites will creep up a bit more. The trites can typically take a few weeks to work their way down naturally. Once both read undetectable, your cycle is done.

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Old 05-13-2005, 01:21 PM   #3
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okay thanks a lot steve
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30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
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