Originally Posted by Jrodge
OK, the aquarium has been up for a week now and we tooka sample of the water to our LFS
. The results ar:
PH - 8.0
Ammonia - .5ppm
Nitrite - 4.0ppm
Nitrate - 180ppm
Salinity - 1.023
Are these results normal? At the LFS
they said I pboably have too much argonite for this size tank. We put 40 lbs. in this tank. Are they right?
Just so you know, the NitrAte reading can be ignored until you have no NitrIte. Most NitrAte test kits convert NitrAte to NitrIte, then test NitrIte. So if you have any NitrIte, the NitrAte test is irrelevant.
Also, are you going to add more LR
? You don't have much in there. Good for hiding spots and filtration.