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Old 10-24-2004, 08:38 PM   #41
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I did the test again today and this is my result!!

ph at 7.8, ammonia at 2.0, nitrite 2.0, nitrate 10, 2 days after 50% water change.

I'll keep track of ammonia level everyday.
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Old 10-25-2004, 12:31 AM   #42
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Ph is a little low, You shoudl now start to see the ammonia start to drop, nitrites may climb higher before they start to drop off, you will need to do at least 2 more water changes, (1 when your nitrites get too high, and the 2nd when your nitrites drop off to 0.) your cycle should be completed then, just don't add too many fish at once or it could starta "mini" cycle.
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Old 10-26-2004, 02:38 AM   #43
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I checked the ammonia and it's at 0 now(im happy) how much gal should I change for next 2 times?? I'm plan to have reef only tank (maybe 1 or 2 nemos)
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How high is your nitrites now? The dissapearance of ammonia is just the first stage. You should keep your nitrites as low as possible. They were at 2.0 on Sun. Have they started dropping off?
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It's still at 2.0 today. Can I lower nitrites by changing water like the ammonia???
My rocks are changing color also. It's turning to red like the mars planet.
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I would leave it alone for now. Let the cycle set up.
This is the boring part...the waiting.
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Old 10-30-2004, 07:44 PM   #47
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I've put in 10 turbo snails today. will these snails help clean some of the dieoffs??
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