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Old 02-02-2011, 04:28 PM   #21
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Ok so how long should this go on for?

Until you have

0ppm ammonia
0ppm nitrites
0 to 20 nitrates this is suppose to be safe levels for nitrates
keep us posted. If you need anything don't hesitate.
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Ok thanks foe your help
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I could be wrong but when this happened to me I was told by a friend who words for an aquatic shop that this is known as a tank crash where nitrite and nitrate read 0 and ammonia is rising he told me to do water change at 50% then add safe start the friendly bacteria to filter to recycle tank.. Hope this helps.
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I used that bacteria It didn't help I guess! Hope my tank don't crash
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Ok thanks foe your help

Anytime that's why were here.

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This is a common mistake. Adding to many fishes to a new tank. What are you using for your water source? Prime works great for FW, but you need to remove Metals, nitrate and Phos. from your source water. We do this with an RO/DI unit.
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I am buying RODI water by the 5 gal container. Then I use a little prime
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This is after 5 gal replaced
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RO/DI water is 99% pure and you don't need any prime.
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You need to do twenty gallons more. jmo
Your readings have'nt changed from the first set of readings.
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