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Old 09-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #41
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Advice needed. My ammo is down to 1ppm for second time.
Nitrites off the chart. Nitrates close to 10 ppm and for the first time ph has dropped from 8 7.8 or less. Do I dose back to 4 ppm ? Is there anything else i should do. Waterchange yet or wait till nitrates go higher? Newbie.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:02 PM   #42
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Give your tank another day & lets see how your numbers look tomorrow!
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:15 PM   #43
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Ok. Dosed ammo back to 4ppm. Thx.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:18 PM   #44
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i just started out too and i got a ten gallon and filter and everything and they told me to have the filter go 24 hrs then come back and get three starter fish to get the bacteria and all that started and all this was told to me by a aquarium specialist at parrots of the world
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Yes. Same stuff they told me. Thanks for this website. Idve been lost without them. Doing a fishless cycle is so cool. Sure learn a lot about water. As much to learn about the fish too. Good luck.
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well i wish u the best but as of now up to today i have a total of 5 serpae tetra and 2 Algae eaters what you thinking of getting in your tank?
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #47
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Watch out for those algae eaters mate they will start losing interest in your algae and become very aggressive. That's if they're Chinese algae eaters.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:06 PM   #48
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Today's numbers for new tank are . Ammo dropped to 2 from 4 in 1 day. Nitrites still over 5. Nitrates at 10 . But ph is dropping now down less than 7.4. What do ya tink?
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:28 PM   #49
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The ph level is dropping fast.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:00 AM   #50
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Time for a big water change (90-100%). Make sure you temp match & properly condition the new water. Then just dose amm to 2ppm & let's see how things go. If the ph becomes a persistent issue, it can be addressed further. Keep us posted!
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