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Old 03-24-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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50 gallon rebuild

hi all well this is going to serve as my build log if thats alright. ive had my angles plus active filter in the tank for 3 days here is the results:


ph 8.2
ammonia 0.25
nitirite 0
nitrate 10

kind of worried about the high ph as at some point i would like to get some live bearers mollys perhaps?

i guess i should start putting more ammonia in to boost up the bioload? i havent put any in yet so far this is pure angles plus filter only.

advice on weather to put ammonia in or not would be great, also sorry got the long post.
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hi all well this is going to serve as my build log if thats alright. ive had my angles plus active filter in the tank for 3 days here is the results:

ph 8.2
ammonia 0.25
nitirite 0
nitrate 10

kind of worried about the high ph as at some point i would like to get some live bearers mollys perhaps?

i guess i should start putting more ammonia in to boost up the bioload? i havent put any in yet so far this is pure angles plus filter only.

advice on weather to put ammonia in or not would be great, also sorry got the long post.
Hi.
If you don't have fish you need to dose ammonia. The angels plus sponge contains live bacteria that need to be fed.
pH of 8.2 isn't anything to worry about. As long as its stable most fish can adapt.
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ok thanks is Calculator accurate for the amount i need to put in? the tank is 48x16x15=50gallon? it says i should put in 7.57ml of ammonia.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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so i went ahead and put hte 7.57ish ammonia in im supposed to test in an hour to make sure im at 4ppm ammonia right?
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Yep, the calculator is pretty accurate! You can go ahead & recheck your ammonia so you can see what 4ppm looks like. Your ph is nothing to worry about. Heres the fishless cycling link if you havent already read it:

The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling
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yep ive read it thanks though, always like some reassurance lol, it was dead on i boosted it up to 4ppm with the calc recommendation
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day 2
ph 8.0 - kind worried its already dropping
ammonia 4.0 - kinda worried it didnt drop
nitrite between 2.0 & 5.0 - happy thats up
nitrate 40ppm - worried it jumped so high in one day

thoughts, suggestions? should i do a water change? say 25% 50%? or is everything ok?
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Let everything be & lets see how things look tommorrow. Your getting conversion because you have high nitrites & your nitrates really jumped! We will see how your ph looks tommorrow & the rest of your numbers before considering a water change.
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ammonia 1 - woot it dropped 3points over night
nitrite 5
nitrate 40-80 - its kind of in between but i would say closer to 40
ph 8.2 - back up .2 maybe yesterdays test was messed up or something?

going to dose ammonia back up to 4 in a few minutes, on the calc do i just put 3ppm since it already has 1ppm in it?
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Bare with me, my computer crashed & I haven't figured out how to work this new cell yet. It looks like your right on track- continue to dose ur amm when drops to 2p or lower. Add enough to bring it back up to 4.
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