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Old 04-10-2012, 02:08 AM   #41
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Cycle Progress...way to slow...stupid nitrites
Awesome new stuff! Love the tank! I know you are waiting for the cycle to finish. When ammo is 0 it is a milky white color?
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Not quite. It will be milky yes, but a light yellow. Not sure what is going on with my ammonia/ammonia test. Keeps showing this white rather than yellow and 30 min later having a light green tint to it. After work going to test both tanks for ammonia and see if they give the same result or if my 36 will actually show yellow. Might be my test went bad.
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Not quite. It will be milky yes, but a light yellow. Not sure what is going on with my ammonia/ammonia test. Keeps showing this white rather than yellow and 30 min later having a light green tint to it. After work going to test both tanks for ammonia and see if they give the same result or if my 36 will actually show yellow. Might be my test went bad.
I'm interested in the result of your test. I think I'm rooting for a the test going bad since its been so weird with the results. It's probably easier to replace the testing liquid than try to figure out what on earth is in your tank that is making it act all weird.
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Ok. Finally got around to testing today. Also tested the ammonia in my 36 gal since the 55's tests have been odd. Pretty much stated that I still have ammonia in the 55...just not sure why it takes so long to test positive when the 36's water is an instant negative.


Threw in a handful of LR rubble and 3 smaller rocks from my 36 to try to help it along. Had a diatom bloom while I was at work yesterday as well. Not too concerned about that, it will be easily fixed once I can move the powerheads from the 36 over.
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Looks like its moving along!
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I wish. Havent had a change in ammonia or nitrite levels in a long time. Hoping the seeded lr and cup of sand will help...
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I wish. Havent had a change in ammonia or nitrite levels in a long time. Hoping the seeded lr and cup of sand will help...
Oh. I thought the nitrites had changed. That stinks that it seems to have stalled out. The live rock and sand has got to help it! When are you going to test again? Can you post a picture of your 36?
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I prob wont test again til monday at the earliest. With it moving this slow im def not testing daily like i did on my 36. The additional rock should help. Ome of them is covered in dead zoas so that will add some fuel if needed.
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And the 36.
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And the 36.
Nice! What are the white things by the royal gramma?
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