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Old 12-01-2008, 07:57 PM   #11
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i dont see how just live rock can produce those nitrates? unless there is a dead fish or other large creature in there.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:59 PM   #12
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i tested it twice, ive seen this spike before but cannot figure out whats causing it. I rinsed each piece in a bucket of aged saltwater then into the tank. No water changes or livestock. i dont even have a piece of shrimp in there.
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tricky case. interesting. not sure. others may be able to help more. sorrrry.
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no problem, thanks for thinking about it i appreciate the time
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While you are cycling the only thing you need to worry about is Ammonia and nitrites. Once they are at 0 then I would do a 33% PWC and then we can see where the nitrates are at. Everything looks like it`s on track.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:42 PM   #16
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Date 12/3/2008
Ammonia .50 ppm
Nitrite 5.0 ppm
Nitrate 160 ppm
PH 8.2
SG 1.024
Temp: 80.6F
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Off to a good start. Should see the ammonia start to come down before to long.
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I like your fiji rock. I am waiting on 55 lbs, for my tank...
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:38 PM   #19
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thanks a bunch! Im posting daily water readings so i can document the process hope yall dont mind.

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Date 12/4/2008
Ammonia .50 ppm
Nitrite 5.0 ppm
Nitrate 160 ppm
PH 8.2
SG 1.024
Temp: 80.6F
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Date 12/5/2008
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrite 1.0 ppm
Nitrate 160 ppm
PH 8.2
SG 1.024
Temp: 80.6F
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ammonia went to zero and Nitrites went to 1.0 getting there!
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