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Old 05-25-2011, 09:23 PM   #61
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I wasnt promoting peeing in your tank merely saying its certainlynot the first ive heard of it. I personally wouldnt do it and was kinda saying watch out for the unscrupulous lfs
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Ammonia is the ****! I dosed my tank on sunday and got a reading of 8.0. Today I have my ammonia is at 0, my nitrite is at 5.0 and my nitrate is at 160. My guess is I'll be completely cycled by the weekend.you guys said I needed some nitrate...how much is some?
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No some lfs' will say pee in the tank wait two weeks buy fish...
Never do that
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"some" nitrate is a sign that the tank went through the nitrogen cycle. 160ppm of nitrate with 5ppm of nitrite left is quite high. I'm not sure if high nitrate would stall the cycle or not, lets wait and see what others think
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"some" nitrate is a sign that the tank went through the nitrogen cycle. 160ppm of nitrate with 5ppm of nitrite left is quite high. I'm not sure if high nitrate would stall the cycle or not, lets wait and see what others think
Figured out why my nitrate was high. I was running no filtration system... Oopppsss! I just filled my media basket with floss, purigen and chemi-pure. Hopefully my nitrates are down tomorrow.
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the reason your nitrate is so high is due to the amount of ammonia that you dosed. Ammonia is converted to nitrite and then converted to nitrate
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As soon as the nitrite is gone I'll do a big water change and ill be fine.
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Yesterday I filled my media basket and todays levels are:

Ammonia .25 ppm
Nitrite .25 ppm
Nitrate 10 ppm

Any thoughts? I think I'm ready. Tomorrow ill do a big water change and add a clean up crew.
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i would give it another week dont want to rush into anything and lose money on livestock
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Yesterday I filled my media basket and todays levels are:

Ammonia .25 ppm
Nitrite .25 ppm
Nitrate 10 ppm

Any thoughts? I think I'm ready. Tomorrow ill do a big water change and add a clean up crew.
Not quite mate. Your ammonia and trites need to be at 0....
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