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Old 08-18-2014, 12:47 PM   #11
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That you didn't do the test right.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:49 PM   #12
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I know that one wasn't right but the other two tests I did today both stayed clear and I followed the instructions.


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My bad, I was doing it wrong... Thanks for pointing it out


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Old 08-18-2014, 12:58 PM   #14
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Yeah they shouldn't stay clear, follow the instructions exactly. I also agree with Todd on checking the cycle with pure ammonia, but I wouldn't dose it up that high 1-2 ppm converted to nitrates in 24 hours and you should be good to slowly start stocking.
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Did the tests right this time. Ammonia is 0.5. Nitrite is 0 and nitrate is 0


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Does it have to be aquarium ammonia or can I use household ammonia as it's the only stuff I can find?



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As long as it's pure ammonia no surfactants or perfumes. If you shake the bottle and see bubbles its no good


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I'm starting to see ammonia now so I'm gonna leave the tank and see what happens. I'm pretty sure it's started cycling


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