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Old 12-01-2011, 07:51 PM   #21
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ph is7.4 ammonia is 0 nitrate2 is 0 and nitrite3 is 5.0 th test kit is api.so what does all this mean?
Well...for starters...it means your LFS representative is an idiot lol.

Your pH is really low -- anything below 7.8 is alittle troublesome, but it should be around 8.0. I'm not sure what you mean by nitrate2 and nitrite3...it's just called nitrates and nitrites Your nitrites should always be 0. It looks like your nitrates are fine. I use API test kits as well and they work fine, just replace it every 6 months or so. I know you have a large tank (75g ??) but you need to do as large of a water change as you can to bring down those nitrites and raise the pH.
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my test k it has two bottles of nitrate and one botle of nitrite.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:07 PM   #23
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my test k it has two bottles of nitrate and one botle of nitrite.
Right...did you read the instructions?

For the nitrate, you have to add 10 drops from the first bottle, and then 10 drops from the second bottle to the water sample in the test tube.

For the nitrite, you only have to add 5 drops from the only bottle to the water sample in the test tube.
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thats what i did
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Well then you're good...as far as testing. I would just do some water changes, your nitrite level is too high.
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Don't forget to shake the bottle and the tube when using the trate test. I forgot often when i stated using the API tests. The results changed a decent amount.
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i did it for a minute like they said but why arent me fish eating if everyting is ok?my lawnmower blenny use to race around like crazy and he just sits on the bottom and none are eating
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is my nitrite 3 high?do i need a water change?
everything is at 0 and my ph is7.8 put the fish back in ahour ago i hope they will start eating.they look better and acting more lively but no eating yet.how long can they go without eating?
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everything is at 0 and my ph is7.8 put the fish back in ahour ago i hope they will start eating.they look better and acting more lively but no eating yet.how long can they go without eating?
Glad to hear it. They can go a few weeks max without eating. What do you feed them?
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