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Old 06-27-2009, 09:40 PM   #11
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It is ro-di water, mixed to a sg of 1.023 i believe. There aren't any fish inside the tank right now, but I'll keep it in mind to not overfeed the fish when I do get some. I just wanted to make sure that the cycle seems to be going as planned, I wasn't too sure about the nitrates being so high. What exactly is a denitrifier?
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just let it be, it takes a hot min to cycle, mine finally finished a week ago but it took forever, almost a month
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Read this article where it talks about denitrification. It`s a piece of equipment that utilizes what he`s talking about.

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Hello, just an update on my test results today (6/30)

Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 40ppm

I'm not quite sure why the nitrates dropped from the previous readings, I may not have been mixing the 2nd test solution long enough. From reading up, I think a large water change should be done now, along with monitoring the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates. Is that correct?
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Hello, just an update on my test results today (6/30)

Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 40ppm

I'm not quite sure why the nitrates dropped from the previous readings, I may not have been mixing the 2nd test solution long enough. From reading up, I think a large water change should be done now, along with monitoring the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates. Is that correct?
That's what I said. do it before you add any animals to your tank. PWC is the fastest way to reduce nitrates. I run a DBS and it took almost 3-4 months before it really kicked in. Then I had tons of tiny nitrogen bubbles coming out of my sand. Lookd like i had an airstone under my sandbed,LOL
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That's what I said. do it before you add any animals to your tank. PWC is the fastest way to reduce nitrates. I run a DBS and it took almost 3-4 months before it really kicked in. Then I had tons of tiny nitrogen bubbles coming out of my sand. Lookd like i had an airstone under my sandbed,LOL
LOL yea thats where I got it from. Alrite i'll get the water change done soon. Thanks for the advice, hopefully I'll be able to have some critters in the tank soon.
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