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Old 07-19-2013, 03:14 AM   #231
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LFS manager told me that I should get readings of ammonia-0ppm, nitrAtes-0ppm, and nitrItes-50ppm. Then when I corrected her she said everyone on this forum is lying about nitrIte and nitrAte readings and she has had tanks for forty years this way supposedly.
My last post was.meant for this. It goes ammonia then trites then trates. So usually trates are about 50
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It goes ammonia, trites then trates. You switched them around
No, the lfs manager who gave the bad advice had them switched and said you should have trITes instead of trAtes.
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No, the lfs manager who gave the bad advice had them switched and said you should have trITes instead of trAtes.
Oh ok haha yeah that's pretty bad.
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OMG that "what rookie fish keepers say" was PRICELESS!! That had me LOLing so hard!!
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OMG that "what rookie fish keepers say" was PRICELESS!! That had me LOLing so hard!!
Me too! I've heard a lot of those actually. My favorite being "why do I need to change the water of I have a filter?" LOL
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Me too! I've heard a lot of those actually. My favorite being "why do I need to change the water of I have a filter?" LOL
I would have invested in better filters before I got my fish if I knew goldies were dirty. I have two big ones going now and he's doing great. I didn't find this site until about two months after my fish so I did some things wrong from the start but everyone here helped me fix it!
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Me too! I've heard a lot of those actually. My favorite being "why do I need to change the water of I have a filter?" LOL
When I first started fish keeping, I had a filter and questioned it. I was like "why does the filter not take care of everything?" LOL but now I'm like "oh my god it's SO OBVIOUS!!"
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My favorite was " where did all the water go? I had 8 oscars in that 10 gallon tank"
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It goes ammonia, trites then trates. You switched them around
Good eye, but I didn't switch them. According to the post I responded to, the store clerk/ manager stated that she had 0 nitrates and 50 ppm nitrites which has to be backwards in a cycled aquarium. You can only have numbers that way in an uncycled tank as once the Nitrites are being converted into Nitrates, they are always being converted so in order to have a 0 nitrate and higher nitrite level, the nitrobacters cannot be present meaning you have an uncycled ( or partially cycled depending on how you look at the glass ) tank. She had stated that she had been keeping tanks for 40 years with those numbers. That was my point, she may have been keeping tanks for 40 years but if she had the same tank running for 40 years, those number couldn't be right.
I believe she just may have been confusing her trites and trates at that moment or she really didn't know what she was talking about. Either way, I was just saying that we here on AA seem to have the correct direction of the cycle down.
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Good eye, but I didn't switch them. According to the post I responded to, the store clerk/ manager stated that she had 0 nitrates and 50 ppm nitrites which has to be backwards in a cycled aquarium. You can only have numbers that way in an uncycled tank as once the Nitrites are being converted into Nitrates, they are always being converted so in order to have a 0 nitrate and higher nitrite level, the nitrobacters cannot be present meaning you have an uncycled ( or partially cycled depending on how you look at the glass ) tank. She had stated that she had been keeping tanks for 40 years with those numbers. That was my point, she may have been keeping tanks for 40 years but if she had the same tank running for 40 years, those number couldn't be right.
I believe she just may have been confusing her trites and trates at that moment or she really didn't know what she was talking about. Either way, I was just saying that we here on AA seem to have the correct direction of the cycle down.
I know I think op explained what the clerk said. I also quoted the wrong post. But yeah, what the clerk said wasn't right
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