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Old 09-01-2005, 11:20 PM   #11
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Old 09-02-2005, 12:26 AM   #12
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I personaly think it would be OK to afix the HOB pad to the ouput of the canister (so you dont have to break the canister apart to get it out later).. but that just might be a pain to do..
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Old 09-02-2005, 01:31 PM   #13
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I guess I was being careless and didnt even look at my Bio Media pads enough. The actual pad part of it comes out and I was able to stick that in my canister. So, I'll go pick up another slide in pad today to put back in my 55 gallon and that should get loaded back up pretty quickly, right? Anyway... I'm getting so anxious waiting for this whole 125gallon to get setup and cycled!
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just ran some tests...
ammonia - ~0.5
nitrites - 0
nitrates - 0
PH - 7.8

lets see how long it takes to start turning the ammonia into nitrites... Maybe I should go pick up some straight ammonia? Or do you think I'll be fine with the slightly larger pinch of fish food I threw in since I seeded with established media?
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If you can find it, I prefer the pure ammonia method as it gives you more control. How long was it before you got an ammonia reading from the fish food? It seems that you will get the fastest bacterial growth with about 4 ppm of ammonia.
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I've heard more than 3ppm can stunt the bacterial growth... But I threw the fish food in last night at around 12 midnight and thats how much showed up this morning when I tested around 12 noon. I can test again here soon I suppose.
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