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Old 02-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #31
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also, what should the temp be in the bin? Right now its crankin pretty good.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:18 PM   #32
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Around 80 would be fine. That's hot enough to speed up the decomp of the dead organisms.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:11 PM   #33
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ooo, ok right now its at 86. better turn it down a bit.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:03 PM   #34
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Ammonia went down from 1 to .5 in the past 2 days. Now is this someting thats going to slowly drop to zero, or suddenly drop to zero?
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:03 PM   #35
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Just tested. Heres a pic of the drip of ammonia. Just want to make sure but it looks like 0 to me. Nitrate and Nitrite are at zero as well, so the main question is am I good to put the rock in? Just need another opinion.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:23 PM   #36
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You should have had the rock in from the start. That would give you more area for your bacteria to grow...
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:29 PM   #37
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I mean in my tank from the bin. Not sure if thats what you were saying. Its been in the bin for two weeks now. ive been scrubbing and changing the water every three days. Im just seeing if im good to transfer the rock to my 20 gal tank, which is sumped to my display.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:46 PM   #38
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well I was just about to put the rock in the tank, but I figured I would test one more time to make sure. Ammonia is at 0, NitrAte is at 0, but suddenly I got a minute, almost nothing reading of NitrIte.

Should I hold off on the transfer, or am I good to continue?
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Ideally, once the levels all hit 0, leave the rock in the bin one more week as a precaution. During the waiting week, don't make any water changes. That will allow you to see if there is any ammonia being produced. If everything tests fine then, your good to place it in the tank.
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alright one more week will do. Thanks.
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