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Old 02-20-2004, 04:50 PM   #11
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Thanks Hara. So many things in life are that way.

Here are my numbers after the second water change that I did this morning. These numbers are identical to the tests done before the water change. 75 gal tank, wet/dry, CC, fish only BUT there are no fish in there now nor has there been for 2-3 years.

Salinity - 1.022
Temp. - 77
Ph - 7.8
Ammonia - .25
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 80 (or higher... a bit hard to tell. It's 80 at the minimum)
Nitrate in new mix before adding to tank - 10 to 15

Using the Saltwater Master test kit by Aquarium Pharm.

Any advice on what to do next? Just keep vacuuming/water changes until things start to fall inline?
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Old 02-20-2004, 08:07 PM   #12
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Nitrate - 80 (or higher... a bit hard to tell. It's 80 at the minimum)
Look at the test kit and tell us exactly what the test tests for.

I would highly recommend a better test kit, if you read .25 ammonia before the water change and after...it's off a bit
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From the booklet for Nitrate: "This test kit reads total nitrate (NO3) levels in ppm... babble babble... This test kit measures nitrate as nitrate ion or "total nitrate". Other nitrate test kits that measure "nitrate-nitroge" will give readings 4.4 times less than this kit."

Care to make a test kit recommendation?
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I had my wife do the test this morning and ammonia was 0 but the others remained the same.
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