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Old 09-07-2008, 11:30 PM   #31
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the only reading that was a bit high was nitrate it was between .0 ans .5
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:40 PM   #32
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Post Readings After Adding Flakes

Alright.... I added some flakes in my tank on Friday and today I checked my Ammonia levels and everything else and these were my readings

Ammonia 0.0 PPM
Nitrate 0.0 PPM
Nitrate 0.0 PPM
PH 7.8
SG 1.023
Water temp 79.5

What should I do now.... I added more than enought flakes to hopefully get some spike but nothing..... oh just to add I am using regular tap water in our water system they add flouride in our water systems no ammonia or cholrine....
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:31 PM   #33
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What about chloramine?
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:43 PM   #34
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Actually just read a report on our drinking water no chloramine but there is very low levels of cholrine and Flouride.....
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If I'm not mistaken, if you aerate the water for at least 24 hours, that should get the chlorine out (I'm on well water, so someone that knows for sure please confirm or deny). You also have to take into consideration what is in the water today might be different a week from now....
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:15 PM   #36
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Our water comes from Lake Michigan what chemical they put in there was all I could read on.... But you thik it could be the Prime conidtioner thats causing me not to have an Ammonia Spike? I use it to conidtion the water before I add salt to it.... I am thinking it's killing off any Ammonia Spike I get..... I mean my LR seem fine and everything my hermit s are looking great I saw them yesterday Huddled around the Diatoms thats growning in my tank (Eat away).... I am just wondering with the amount of Rock I got and I weighted it... it's about 42.3 LBs of rock I Picked up that was Fully cured... I am wondering if I just had a Mini cycle.... and that was it I called the guy I got the rock from he has confirmed it was all fully cured becasue it was in his Tank for 5 years he said at first he said 3 but it was the tank he had for 3 years the LR he had for 5 in another tank.... That also why there was so much Coralline on the rock.... Sorry i am just trying to make since off all this nothing seems to be working right if I did something wrong not to get a High Ammonia Spike....
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If you have enough beneficial bacteria in your cured LR (which it sounds like you do), the ammonia spike will not happen because the bacteria is already converting it to nitrItes and nitrAtes, before you can get the reading.
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Ah I see..... But i'm getting zero reading for Nitrite and Nitrate aren't those suppose to be at zero....????
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Yep. Once you start adding critters to your tank and food, your nitrAtes may go up. Just keep them below 20ppm for FOWLR and less than 10 for reef.
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Ok thanks.... When should I do a Water change then?
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