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Old 10-12-2011, 11:19 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the help. I got spring water today to do a 50% wc tomorrow. I'm going to get the API master testkit this week. I used a test strip today and ammonia was 0, nitrites were 0 and Nitrates were 40. Have been busy reading up on cycling today :p
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Hi there, and welcome to AA! Good for you, for reading the links. They will save your fishes lives, if you follow the advice. It saved my fish. I'm so glad I found this forum, and you will be too. But beware, fishkeeping is addictive.

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i would agree your tank was not completly cycled . to many lfs will sell you what ever you want even if they know the out come smh!! Id take it slow ...but it seems your getting the situation under control ..GOOD LUCK!!
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Ok, so I did a 50% pwc did add seachem prime (even though the water was r/o bottled spring water). Tested water today. 0 ammonia, 0 no2 and 40 no3. Water is no longer cloudy (didnt add bacteria) and left in old filter. How can i get the no3 down? More pwcs? Add prime? Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:42 PM   #15
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PWCs get rid of nitrates. It sounds like you're done cycling, also, if you didn't already know that so congrats!

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