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Old 09-09-2008, 11:51 PM   #51
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My 70g tank is on day 19. The NH3 is 0. The NO2 is between .8 and 1.6 and the NO3 is 20 - 50. These levels have not changed in over 1 week. The LFS guy says I should not have NO2 and NO3 at the same time. Is this accurate? Should I do a PWC or wait longer?
I have 80 lbs of base rock and one piece of LR. I have a 6" DSB of 2" each of crushed coral, arragonite and LS.
Any suggestions? - Even if the suggestion is to be patient. Thanks.
You should start another post for this question probably but it sounds like you are still cylcing but near the cycles end.
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You should start another post for this question probably but it sounds like you are still cylcing but near the cycles end.
It's all good post as many cycle questions in this thread as possible... That why we get everyone experience packed into one Thread..... oh and I don't mind everyone posting your thoughts here.... Just trying to cut down the cycling questions everyone has for all our Moderators and Mentors... everyone is asking the same questions with different posting that are the same..... This could be the SW cycling thread....
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It looks like you`re halfway there. You`ll see ammonia go up and then down and then you`ll see nitrites go up then down and then you`ll have nitrates go up. When your ammonia and nitrites are at 0 then you can do a PWC. As I mentioned you are almost there lindsaylaw. As long as Tank the original OP does not mind we`ll leave it here.
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Thanks for letting me keep my question on this thread, Tank. I thought it would be helpful for the future and also I can prove that I actually read what has been said before.
"Half-way there" sounds a lot better than about 3 weeks to go! A "half-full" rather than "half-empty" perspective, to be sure!
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Thanks for letting me keep my question on this thread, Tank. I thought it would be helpful for the future and also I can prove that I actually read what has been said before.
"Half-way there" sounds a lot better than about 3 weeks to go! A "half-full" rather than "half-empty" perspective, to be sure!
NP.... I am just as new as you are and i'm still learning... It's just good to get different views of others peoples cycling experience it just helps us grow with our foundly new hobby....
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Alright I check my readings yesterday an nothing has change... Seeing that coraline is growing great on my rock I feel as if everything should be ok to add fish( and I even when down to the LFS for the second time to check my readings) and everything was normal.... I did a water change and today about a few minutes ago I tested my Water Parimeters and again everything check out Normal..... Again.... I'm I ready to add fishies?
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If you are getting 0 ammonia and nitrites and did a PWC I would think you should be OK.
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