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Old 05-15-2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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nitrites are rising

is this a bad or a good thing? also, my ammonia id rising a little too, I thought they were suppose to decline....my nitrates have been staying the same for the past 5-6 tests...along with my ph which is at 8.2...do all of these tests seem correct? or am i doing somthing wrong?

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Old 05-15-2005, 03:14 PM   #2
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The levels will peak based on the nutrient provided or added. Once the appropriate bacteria has formed, the levels will begin to decrease. Ammonia subsiding as nitrite rises as a rule. They do not reduce simultatiously as each is consumed by a different species of bacteria.

Have you added anything other than the shrimp and Hirocks?

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Old 05-15-2005, 05:09 PM   #3
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no, the people from lr.com are on vacation to get more rock, once they are back they will contact me and i will get the lr, once tahts is in, should i consider getting a clean up crew or should i wait?

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70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
clean up crew....nearing the end of cycle
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Don't get anything (including a clean up crew) until your Ammonia and nitrites have fallen to zero. They will....just wait.
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