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Old 12-30-2004, 02:50 PM   #1
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Testing procedures

I did a water change earlier this morning, around 9 am. This afternoon at 1 pm I wanted to do some water testing, salinity, NH3, NO2, NO3 etc. Is this too soon after the water change?
Should I wait 12 hours, 24 hours?

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Old 12-30-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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Yes, this is too soon to test. What I do is test prior to my water change and then test after 48 hours.
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Ok,

Can I do any testing prior to that. I was hoping to get my cleaning crew this weekend and I want to make sure that my water levels are good.
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In a 12 gal tank its too soon????
IMo it should be fine, how much water did u change out?
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Hey sticky...when did you add your sig? I'm sure I didn't see this info yesterday.
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how much water did u change out
I changed about 2 gallons out of the tank. Probably less than a 25% water change.

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when did you add your sig?
After I read your response I noticed that I didn't specify that I was doing SW.
Sorry.

Thanks for the help though, I really appreciate all info.
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Old 12-31-2004, 10:44 AM   #7
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Whew! Thanks for letting me know. I thought I was seeing things for a minute there In that sense, Seaham is right about testing.

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