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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 01-06-2021, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Aiken Drum
It should be ok to add fish. I have no idea...

It should be ok to add fish.

I have no idea why your nitrate isnt dropping after a water change. Have you tried testing, do a water change, then immediately afterwards retesting? A 50% water...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 12-19-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,154
Posted By Aiken Drum
Looks like a start. When your ammonia drops below...

Looks like a start. When your ammonia drops below 1ppm top it back up to 2ppm.

I think you are on track. Been going 3 or 4 weeks now? Probably another 2 or 3 weeks. Taking a little longer than...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-30-2020, 02:39 PM
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Views: 12,154
Posted By Aiken Drum
The conversion assumes nothing else is acting on...

The conversion assumes nothing else is acting on it. Plants will take up both ammonia and nitrate for instance. So lets say 50% of the ammonia and 50% of the nitrate are taken up by plants, then 1ppm...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-30-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Aiken Drum
1ppm ammonia converts to 2.7ppm nitrite and in...

1ppm ammonia converts to 2.7ppm nitrite and in turn converts to 3.6ppm nitrate.

So you dont need to have that much ammonia loss to result in quite a lot of nitrate. Throw in some inaccuracies in...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-27-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,154
Posted By Aiken Drum
Your first attempt at fishless cycle wasn't...

Your first attempt at fishless cycle wasn't really going to work. There needs to be an ammonia source to fuel the cycle. Just setting up the tank, adding dechlorinator and letting it run wont cycle....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-27-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,154
Posted By Aiken Drum
Im sorry, i cant read your chart. Not a high...

Im sorry, i cant read your chart. Not a high enough res, or more possibly im opening it wrong. Ill go and try from the website rather than the phone app.

From your text i dont see any issues. I...
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