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Old 08-09-2012, 02:13 PM   #21
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Thanks guys you have been a real help I will post results tomorrow!
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #22
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Ok so I read the article on fish less cycling ang it really doesn't tell me how much ammonia I should be adding just 4 ppm so what a table spoon, I know prob so stupid but I'm trying to figure this out without harming anymore fish
ppm = parts per million

Thus 1ml of ammonia in 1000000ml of water is 1ppm.

I would go for the trial and error described above its easier than trying to figure out the calculations each time.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:39 PM   #23
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Tetra safestart worked for me. However, I also did the seeded method as well.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #24
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Andrew I went to ace and they do not sell 100% ammonia but I got the commercial grade that they had test levels to follow!
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Ok so ph was 7.6 on norm test I also preformed the night level ph test and it's showing 8.0, ammonia .25 nitrite 0 unable to perform nitrate due to test kit only coming with bottle #2, I have ph down should I put some of this in or just bring up my ammonia to 4ppm
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Ok so ph was 7.6 on norm test I also preformed the night level ph test and it's showing 8.0, ammonia .25 nitrite 0 unable to perform nitrate due to test kit only coming with bottle #2, I have ph down should I put some of this in or just bring up my ammonia to 4ppm
Do not use the ph down at any time. Most all fish can live in different ph so a steady ph is better then one that fluctuates. Dose the ammonia to 4 ppm like you said. You'll need the nitrate test bottle so you'll need to pick it up. If your ammonia was reading .25 now it was probably higher then that a few days ago when you had fish and is what was killing your fish. Just follow the article and if you want keep us posted here so if you need help someone can respond.

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Whatever you do don't mess with the filter it has to build up bacteria that has probably already started from when you had fish.
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Ok sounds good I will does to 4 ppm and pick up that bottle of nitrate! Thanks again for all your help I really appreciate it
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