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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-26-2011, 09:29 PM
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Posted By SSGWJ
So I did a 95% WC last night and then re-dosed to...

So I did a 95% WC last night and then re-dosed to 3PPM. Todays readings are NH3 0, NO2 0, NO3 30, PH 7.8, Temp 80. I guess I'll re-dose tonight, and then do another big WC tomorrow night to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-25-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
Day 27 - NH3 0, NO2 0, PH 7.8, Temp 80 (2nd day...

Day 27 - NH3 0, NO2 0, PH 7.8, Temp 80 (2nd day of NO2 at 0 after re-dosing NH3).

I think I'm going to try a 100% water change tonight and then do another 50% or so if needed on Thursday night.
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-24-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By SSGWJ
Day 26 NH3 0, NO2 0, N03 300, PH 7.5, Temp 80. ...

Day 26 NH3 0, NO2 0, N03 300, PH 7.5, Temp 80.

Looks like I'm cycled! I'm planning on adding fish this Friday... should I continue to dose to 4PPM until Wednesday and then do all the big WC's on...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-24-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
By adding .5ml tank water and 4.5ml tap (0 NO2)...

By adding .5ml tank water and 4.5ml tap (0 NO2) water to test tube and then multiplying the test result by 10. Using API Master Test Kit. I started doing this awhile back to gain more visibility....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-23-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
Day 25 NH3 0, N02 4 N03 160+ PH 6.80 Temp 80 ...

Day 25 NH3 0, N02 4 N03 160+ PH 6.80 Temp 80

Nitrites continue to come down, unfortunately my PH also sank from 7.6 to 6.8 overnight. I immediately did a 35% WC (all I have time for), and will...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-23-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
Updated Results: Day 19 NH3 0 N02 20 N03...

Updated Results:

Day 19 NH3 0 N02 20 N03 35 PH 7.90 Temp 82
Day 20 NH3 0 N02 20 N03 40 PH 7.90 Temp 82
Day 21 NH3 0 N02 20 N03 40 PH 7.90 Temp 82
Day 22 NH3 0 N02 40 N03 80 PH 7.80 Temp 80...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-16-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By SSGWJ
Day 18 - NH3 0, N02 10, N03 35, PH 7.8, Temp 84....

Day 18 - NH3 0, N02 10, N03 35, PH 7.8, Temp 84. Nitrites aren't falling but Nitrates are finally rising. I'm hoping this will all be done in the next week or so.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-15-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
So yesterday I did a PWC... about 90-95%....

So yesterday I did a PWC... about 90-95%. Re-dosed the Ammonia to 2PPM last night. Results today --

Day 17 - NH3 0, N02 5.0, N03 20, PH 8.1, Temp 84. To test N02 I added .5 ml tank water and 4.5...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-14-2011, 10:00 AM
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Posted By SSGWJ
Day 15 - NH3 0, N02 5.0+, N03 5, PH 7.6, Temp 88 ...

Day 15 - NH3 0, N02 5.0+, N03 5, PH 7.6, Temp 88
Day 16 - NH3 0, N02 5.0+, PH 7.7, Temp 84

Alright, starting to get a little frustrated here. My N02 levels are insane. Today I added 0.25ml of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-13-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
24 Hours After 70% PWC - Day 14 - NH3 0, N02...

24 Hours After 70% PWC -

Day 14 - NH3 0, N02 5.0+, N03 5, PH 7.4, Temp 88.

I was expecting my PH to be higher as I replaced 70% of the water with 8.3 PH aged tap water. Looks like it is falling...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-11-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
So today my PH was down to 7.1 from 7.8...

So today my PH was down to 7.1 from 7.8 yesterday. Decided to do a PWC, ended up doing about 70%. Ammonia was still 0, and Nitrites 5.0+. I didn't test N03 and I re-dosed the Ammonia to 4PPM (7th...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-10-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By SSGWJ
Day 11 10/9 - NH3 0, N02 5.0+, PH 7.4, Temp 88 ...

Day 11 10/9 - NH3 0, N02 5.0+, PH 7.4, Temp 88
Day 12 10/10 - NH3 0, N02 5.0+, N03 7.0, PH 7.8, Temp 88

So I never did the PWC, not because I didn't want to but because I wanted to see where the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-08-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
Makes sense... Ill do at least 75% PWC tomorrow....

Makes sense... Ill do at least 75% PWC tomorrow. Am I right in assuming that with a fully stocked tank the bioload would be much less than 4PPM, thus the PH would be less susceptible to a major crash?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-08-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
Day 9 10/7 - NH3 0, N02 5.0+, PH 7.9, Temp 88...

Day 9 10/7 - NH3 0, N02 5.0+, PH 7.9, Temp 88 (Dosed NH3 to 4PPM)
Day 10 10/8 - NH3 0, N02 5.0+, PH 7.2, Temp 88 (Dosed NH3 to 4PPM)

So I've had 4 days in a row of Ammonia dosing to 4PPM and then...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-07-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
I'm using the API master test kit (liquid)....

I'm using the API master test kit (liquid). Before doing a PWC, ill monitor the NO3 the next day or so and see if it continues to spike. I'm definitely further along a week in then I thought I would...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-06-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
Daily Log Updated Day 1 9/29 - NH3 1.5, N02...

Daily Log Updated

Day 1 9/29 - NH3 1.5, N02 0.25, N03 3.0, PH 8.3, Temp 78
Day 2 9/30 - NH3 4.0, N02 0.25, N03 3.0, PH 8.3, Temp 87
Day 3 10/1 - NH3 2.0, N02 0.50, N03 3.0, PH 7.9, Temp 88
Day...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-03-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
OK, so I didn't re-dose to 4PPM ammonia...

OK, so I didn't re-dose to 4PPM ammonia yesterday, decided to wait. Just got home from work and tested today. Ammonia still about 1.5PPM (maybe slightly lighter shade of green)... but the Nitrites...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-02-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
Thanks... i tested again this morning and I'm at...

Thanks... i tested again this morning and I'm at NH3 1.5, N02 0.75, PH 7.8.

Should I dose to 4PPM again or should I wait until the Ammonia comes down to 1PPM.

Thanks!

Scott
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-01-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By SSGWJ
Fishless Cycling Status

This is my first attempt at fishless cycling... started 2 days ago on a 29G. My middle son had two fancy guppies in a 5 gallon tank (fully cycled for some time)... well they both died (of ich, I...
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