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Old 10-11-2011, 10:59 AM   #31
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Good, its so nice to meet people trying to do the right thing for their fish keep up the good work also for water changes you may want to look into a aqueon water changer. Sure beats buckets!
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #32
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I got a siphon/gravel vacum. I had a python before and loved it. Now I am in an apt. and the kitchen sink has one of those funky hoses as the faucet.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:11 PM   #33
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Ok
API master test kit. Looks like it is tagged this year. I did a 50% water change last night and the 2 nights previous.
Here's my numbers.
Ph-7.2
Ammonia- it was clear
Nitrite and nitrates at - 0
Is that right? Went by the directions.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:14 PM   #34
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Water is a little cloudy.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:40 PM   #35
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Ok
API master test kit. Looks like it is tagged this year. I did a 50% water change last night and the 2 nights previous.
Here's my numbers.
Ph-7.2
Ammonia- it was clear
Nitrite and nitrates at - 0
Is that right? Went by the directions.
Ammonia test shouldn't be clear... even at zero, it should be yellow (though not as bright as the yellow on the card). With 5 fish being in your tank for a week, you should be seeing at least a light shade of green by now.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:30 AM   #36
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Two Weeks. I have been doing daily 50% water changes as advised on here. It was clear. Started out yellow, once I shook it according to directions it went to clear.
Should I stop with the water changes over the weekend? Water was still cloudy this morning.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:33 AM   #37
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Cloudy in this case is good. It's a bacterial bloom. Hold off on the water changes today and let's see what kind of readings you get towards the end of day.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:58 AM   #38
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Thanks for all your help. We are trying real hard.
I will test tonight and let you all know.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:40 PM   #39
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Ph 7.0/7.2
Ammonia- 0.25
Nitrites and nitrates 0
Still got the cloudy water, but was told it is ok. Bacterial bloom.
I'm figuring I shouldn't do a water change, but if anyone thinks I should let me know and why.
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