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Old 06-05-2011, 01:05 AM   #1
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Need some help

Hello everyones, new here.

Ok here i go, i have 30g that is running for about 5 years, after moving 2 times in 3 month i start losing everything there, now that i dont have anything there im starting again.

Since everything was running even that was just rock i do a change about 25% and test and all was fine the buy 1 ocelaris and 1 diamond goby after one day the ammonia just go to 8.0 and yes i do like 5 thinking thats anormal.

Now i have week and after do test 2 times a day every day now is showing 4.0

The ocelaris and the goby still alive but today i buy one african raz and is gone 2 crap and gone.

Please can someone help me here to see whats goin on?

Another test
Ph is 7.8
Nitite 0
Nitrate 5 to 10
Phosphate 0
Kh 125.3
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:15 AM   #2
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Ph is low. Nitrites are high.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:20 AM   #3
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Looks like you're cycled but raise that pH a bit, effects algal growth, nutrient uptake. Get a buffer and just add until you're close to 8.2
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:38 AM   #4
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Nitrites are in 0
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:10 AM   #5
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Sorry. Miss read. But you do need a PH buffer. I use instant ocean marine stabilizer.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:13 AM   #6
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Yea wow that was a huge mistake. My apologizes. Everything except PH and Ammonia are good.
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you don't need a ph buffer. just increase surface agitation. aim a power head towards the surface and you should see a change.

when you move a tank you stir everything up, which causes a mini cycle, or in your case a large cycle. don't buy any more livestock until the cycle is over. this may take weeks.
how do you move this tank and is this an ongoing thing, or is it going to be staying where it is now?
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Thanks to all, mr_x, no im not moving every months, that was 2 years ago and i hope never move again... lol

I will do that with the ph but what about the ammonia that is giving those number?
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if you have livestock in the tank i would be doing large water changes to get the ammonia out. if you do not, i would just let the tank cycle.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:49 AM   #10
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I do 3 change day 1 , 7, 14 of 25% , i think is what u say just let the tank run
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