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Old 06-02-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Ok, so I'm getting toward the end of my cycle, there was a week I didn't test anything and I guess that's when my nitrites and trates were highest and I didn't do the 59-69% water change. My oh used to be at 7.8-8 and now it's at 7.2. My stock list requires 7.4-8. Should I go ahead and change my water? My tap water oh is 7.8-8. Did my drift wood lower it?? What should I do?

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Old 06-02-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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Here's the info, the recommended ph I got wrong up there! Sorry!
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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My tank is a 55 gallon.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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How have u still got fish with ammo that high I thought it had to be bellow .25 ppm
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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How have u still got fish with ammo that high I thought it had to be bellow .25 ppm
I'm doing a fishless cycle!
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:26 PM   #6
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Okay np that makes scene lol
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:40 PM   #7
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Okay np that makes scene lol
Lol! Yeah I wouldn't dare out fish in here lol!
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Here's the one I did just now!!
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Anyone know what to do???
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Just a couple of things to think about. Ph can drop during cycling so don't be too worried. Also do you know your Kh? If you have a low Kh of under 4 there might not be enough buffers in the tank to keep the ph stable. Do a large WC, wait 24 hours and see if it goes back up. If it doesn't and you think you need a higher ph you can always add some crushed coral to your filter or hang it in a media bag under your filter outflow.
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Just a couple of things to think about. Ph can drop during cycling so don't be too worried. Also do you know your Kh? If you have a low Kh of under 4 there might not be enough buffers in the tank to keep the ph stable. Do a large WC, wait 24 hours and see if it goes back up. If it doesn't and you think you need a higher ph you can always add some crushed coral to your filter or hang it in a media bag under your filter outflow.
Oh ok, so how do I test my kh? All I have is the freshwater master test kit!
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You need an API Gh and Kh test kit. It has both tests in the box so you can test each separately.
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You need an API Gh and Kh test kit. It has both tests in the box so you can test each separately.
Ok sweet thanks!!
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I just ordered it! Est delivery is June 5th! Ill post on here once I get it tested! In the mean time should I just keep dosing the Ammonia??
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You can do a PWC as said. When I started my 2nd tank 130g (cycled already) I just added baking soad to bump up my KH to 10. My KH/buffer is weak at only 3. The reason I did that is because my first tank doing the fish-less cycled, the pH crashed doing the cycle. The BB were doing a number on the sodium bicarbonate so adding that helped. The
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You can do a PWC as said. When I started my 2nd tank 130g (cycled already) I just added baking soad to bump up my KH to 10. My KH/buffer is weak at only 3. The reason I did that is because my first tank doing the fish-less cycled, the pH crashed doing the cycle. The BB were doing a number on the sodium bicarbonate so adding that helped. The
Oh ok! Ill try it!
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