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Old 05-11-2011, 08:08 PM   #31
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It's nothing to worry about, the real cause is why you're reading nothing.


IMO, do another test and post your results, do a full workup
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:13 PM   #32
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do you have alot of this algae? and when did it start growing in your tank because that could possibly be the reason you read 0 green hair algae consumes excess nutrients
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That much green hair algae would not absorb everything.
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to be honest i think that algae came on the rock-- i didnt notice it until i saw an emerald crab grubbin on it.. right now im capable of testing for ammnia, pH, Nitrite, and Nitrate.. post the results in a few
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High Range pH 8, Ammonia 0 ppm, Nitrite 0 ppm, Nitrate 0 ppm
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its a 20g tank also im not sure if i mentioned that
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:36 PM   #37
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Strange, the tank size shouldn't matter though.


Not sure what's going on
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could it just be a quick cycle? shouldnt nitrates get down to 0 eventually anyways?
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Nitrates don't just disappear, they're only removed by water changes in the case of your set up
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Nitrates don't just disappear, they're only removed by water changes in the case of your set up
Could that 1-2 gallon "top off" caused it?
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