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Old 04-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #41
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Forget the nitrate testing results.

I think I messed up.

A test 4hours later gave a reading of 5ppm



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Old 04-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #42
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Hmm well the only thing I can advise is another PWC or patience, but at this point I'm stumped and I think maybe you ought to get another opinion
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:40 PM   #43
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Currently performing a 90% PWC.

Got my syphon in my tank as I type on my iPhone. Lol.


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Old 04-07-2012, 05:43 PM   #44
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Luckily my tank is right by my bathroom.

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I think after researching this that I could be in the height on the Nitrite spike.

As such I'm hoping to bring NO2 levels down to around 0.5-1ppm with this PWC. Then I will leave it alone for a few days to see if it spikes quickly.


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Old 04-07-2012, 05:57 PM   #45
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Sounds good to me and yes you're definitely at that point in the cycle. Just as long as levels never stay steady for a long time, that's a sure sign of a stall
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Approx 170litres of water out.

Hopefully once topped up NO2 will be readable.


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Old 04-07-2012, 06:43 PM   #47
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NO2 still hit 5ppm

Ammonia is 0.25ppm currently.

Ive had enough for today. It's 1030pm

So I've decided tomorrow I will do another +170litres PWC followed straight away by a 2nd +170 litre PWC

Then if needed a further one.



Chill out time now.



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That's weird, what are the params of your tap water?
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Tap is
Amm 0.25. (which I think is chlorine being read once conditioned)
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 5
pH 7.3

I'm going to go do another NO2 test now as I done the last test straight after filling.


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Ok so here are 3 tests.

2 NO2 tests from the tank and 1NO2 test from my tap.




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