Originally Posted by Andrew McFadden
Leave it and test again sometime today. That way we know where your at.
I did remove the shrimp before I went to work this morning at 5:30 .
Almost 12 hours later
Ammonia : .5 ppm
Nitrate : 40 ppm
Nitrite : 0
PH : 8.0
This is the confusing part though .
The instruction for the ammonia strips say
1) dip in aquarium for 5 seconds .
2) remove and hold strip level for 60 seconds pad up .
3) do not shake
4) compare to chart .
If I read it after 60 seconds it now reads .5
And the longer you wait it get darker meaning higher ammonia .
What is actually right ?
Is the high nitrate a good sign at this time of the cycle or should I throw shrimp in again?