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Old 08-29-2006, 12:22 PM   #1
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Why is my alkalinity so high

It tests 3.2 new tank no fish or lr yet. been up for a week havent tried to cycle yet. Would it be bad to add lr now.

alkalinity 3.2
ph 8.0
salinity 1.021
nitrite 0.1

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Old 08-29-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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What brand of test kit are you using?
I would add a raw unseasoned cocktail shrimp from your local grocerey, to start your cycle.
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

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