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Old 09-08-2012, 05:28 PM   #71
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Ok just tested the water ammonia is at .25 ppm nitrites are 5ppm and nitrates hanging around 80 I'm hoping this is complete today as it's the only day I can pick out fish with the family.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:23 AM   #72
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Ok just tested the water ammonia is at .25 ppm nitrites are 5ppm and nitrates hanging around 80 I'm hoping this is complete today as it's the only day I can pick out fish with the family.
It is not done yet. You need to have zero ammonia and nitrites for couple says in a row. Keep adding between 3-4ppm every day ten redose when it is zero
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I don't know if you know Tyler but I have been doing this for over a month now. I am able to turn 4ppm of ammonia in to nitrites then nitrates in less than 24 hours I think the water is ready, I'm waiting until nitrites are at zero then doing a huge water change to bring down the nitrate level. Fish will be coming tomorrow. Thanks for the advice though
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I don't know if you know Tyler but I have been doing this for over a month now. I am able to turn 4ppm of ammonia in to nitrites then nitrates in less than 24 hours I think the water is ready, I'm waiting until nitrites are at zero then doing a huge water change to bring down the nitrate level. Fish will be coming tomorrow. Thanks for the advice though
If you think it's ready then go for it. Trail and error. Congrats. And good luck
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Your saying that I need to have 0 nitrites and 0 ammonia levels but dose ammonia as soon as they drop down so if I keep dosing ammonia, the ammonia will turn in to nitrites and nitrites will turn in to nitrates so the levels will never be at 0 for a few days.
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You need to be able to convert ammonia and nitrites to nitrates. Meaning 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites. And after you do a water change you should have nitrates below 20ppm. It is not safe for fish to have that high of nitrites.
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I tested a couple of hours ago and ammonia was at 0-.25 nitrites were at 1ppm and nitrates were at 80, so obviously the process is taking place. Tomorrow morning everything should be 0 as it was the other day.
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You need to be able to convert ammonia and nitrites to nitrates. Meaning 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites. And after you do a water change you should have nitrates below 20ppm. It is not safe for fish to have that high of nitrites.
I would almost lay money that his nitRITEs will be gone before morning witch is what happend the last time. Morning for me is in about 5 hours lol
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I tested a couple of hours ago and ammonia was at 0-.25 nitrites were at 1ppm and nitrates were at 80, so obviously the process is taking place. Tomorrow morning everything should be 0 as it was the other day.
Sounds like you got a plan. As long as your lower those nitrates with a PWC you should be good
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