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Old 10-27-2021, 09:21 PM   #1
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Ph levels in tank

So I finally got to fill my tank last night. I have tested my water today and the test shows

Ph:7.6
HRPH:8.0
Ammonia:1.0 ppm
Nitrite: between 0.25 and 0.50
Nitrate: 10 ppm

Are these good levels starting off? Do I need to change something? Or do something different? All advice and opinions welcome!

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Are you still doing a fishless cycle?

Did you dose ammonia to get those readings or is that basically what your tap water is?
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I used dr Tim's aquatics ammonia chloride a water conditioner and a live bacteria. Yes I decided to go ahead and do the fishless cycle
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I would get your ammonia up to 4ppm as a starting point.
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I tested the water the day I filled it after a few hours and the ammonia test was a very dark green but last night it was a lighter green around the 1.0 ppm
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I tested the water the day I filled it after a few hours and the ammonia test was a very dark green but last night it was a lighter green around the 1.0 ppm
Kk. When ammonia drops below 1ppm dose it back up to 2ppm.
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Tested today levels are now

Ph: 7.6

HRPH: 7.8

Ammonia: looked to be 1.0 ppm but in brighter lighting resembled 0.50 ppm

Nitrite: 1.0 ppm

Nitrate: 5.0 ppm
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