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Old 07-13-2006, 10:02 PM   #21
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I tested my Nitrates and they are reading 5 ppm. But if I remember correctly, the AP kit sometimes has problems reading Nitrates below 10 ppm. The test results for this evening (before dosing) is as follows:

Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrite 2 ppm
Nitrate 5 ppm

I dosed another 1.5 ml

I plan on doing a 90% water change before adding fish so the Nitrates are not a big deal to me. Plus, one of the filters will be moved to the other 10 gal tank and needs to be ready for fry.

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Old 07-13-2006, 11:00 PM   #22
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Ended up doing a 50% water change, but even after that, diluting the tank water with 50% tap water STILL gives me a pretty high Nitrite read... LoL, I may have started out with more Ammonia than I thought! But the bio filter converts the Ammonia pretty efficiently now.

I did do a second seeding when I first detected Nitrites, so I imagine those bacteria are getting pretty numerous too, they just have a LOT of food to work through.

Pure tap water reads 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrites and 0 Nitrates... so I know the tests are working properly.

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