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Old 04-08-2012, 06:00 AM   #51
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Nearly 12 hours later I have done another test after NOT adding any ammonia after my PWC last night.

Test results

Ammonia 0.25ppm
Nitrite 5ppm
Nitrate 20ppm


It appears as though the NO2 may have decreased in purpleness.

I have added a small dose of ammonia and I'm going to wait it out.

Once NO2 and NO3 go off the scale together I will do another PWC or as many as it takes to bring levels down again.




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Old 04-08-2012, 05:19 PM   #52
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Tested again a few moments ago.

Amm 0-0.25ppm
Nitrite 2-5ppm
Nitrate 20-40ppm

pH 7.3

I have redosed ammonia up to 2ppm rather than 4ppm for now to hopefully slow the rise of nitrites so that I can monitor the levels more efficiently.



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Old 04-08-2012, 09:10 PM   #53
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Sounds like a good plan. Now we simply observe lol.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:46 PM   #54
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I decided today whilst walking around my local zoo that once I got home I would perform a serious PWC of as much water that I could get out of my tank.

What sparked this thought off was that I took 1ml of tank water and added 4ml of tap water and did an NO2 test and still got 5ppm's.

So after returning home from my local zoo. Which claims to have been the first UK breeder of the RED LINED TORPEDO BARB I did a massive PWC. I'm talking around 97% to see whether this would bring down my Nitrite level.

Here are the pics of the test results.


All 4 tests. pH, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate
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Looks to me to be around 2ppm of NO2 thank god!

I'm going redose ammonia in 2hours time up to 2ppm.



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Old 04-10-2012, 06:55 PM   #55
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Sounds good. You should do the high range ph test too because your ph could be higher than the regular test will show.
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I have a digital pH meter. I just do a liquid one from time to time.

It's currently 7.4 as of 10mins ago.


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Forgot to mention that I have redosed ammonia up to 2ppm.

Nitrites are currently sitting at 2ppm too.

Nitrates I didn't bother testing for now.

I will test and adjust again tomorrow around this time.



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Old 04-11-2012, 11:09 AM   #58
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After a little more advice.

With a stock list of

2-4 Bolivian Rams
7 Danios
10 Penguin Tetras
2 Bristlenose Pleco's

I am concerned that I currently don't have enough water movement within the tank itself.

So I have been looking at powerheads.

Specifically

Hydro koralia evolution 2800.

Would this be overkill in my tank?

Here is the link to the PH.

http://www.charterhouse-aquatics.co....mp-p-3468.html




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Old 04-11-2012, 07:03 PM   #59
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Well like I said a while back, that filter doesn't have enough flow for your tank.
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Right so in other words it's not about the BB and whether it can handle the bio load you actually meant just the movement of the water.

I feel you. Think it may have gotten lost in my newbieness. Lol.



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