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Old 11-01-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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Got my master kit need help! Levels

High range ph 7.8
Nitrite 2.0
Ammonia .50
Nitrate 10
Any help will help this is my twenty gallon levels!
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:25 PM   #2
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Is the tank cycled? Did you shake the bottles really well? Besides that what are you asking haha?
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It doesn't sound like your tank is cycled. Ammonia and nitrite should be below .25 ppm if they're not then you should do a pwc.
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I think it is going through another cycle it's cloudy again.
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Do a 50% pwc right away. You will want to do another big pwc 2mw as well.
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Is the tank cycled? Did you shake the bottles really well? Besides that what are you asking haha?
Nothing I just have no idea how to lower or higher ph etc. What do I do if the tank is cycling?
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Do a 50% pwc right away. You will want to do another big pwc 2mw as well.
What if its cycling again?
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Nothing I just have no idea how to lower or higher ph etc. What do I do if the tank is cycling?
I wouldn't really worry about the ph. As long as it's kept constant the fish should adapt.
If you already cycled your tank, then it's likely a mini cycle. Do a large pwc whenever ammonia and nitrite go above .25 ppm.
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What if its cycling again?
Doesn't matter. You still need to do the water changes. The ammonia could kill the fish, so you need to do pwc to lower the ammonia level. It does seem that your tank is cycling for whatever reason, so you will have to be diligent in changing the water so the ammo level doesn't get too high. Water changes do not stall the cycle, and the fish will continue to excrete ammonia to help the cycle along.
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Okay so the ammonia needs to be .25 or below? How often do I need to check the levels on the tank? How often do I do the water changes to get down to the right level? Anything I need to know that I haven't asked would help. What about the nitrite, why is it so high?
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