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post #1 of 4 Old 08-11-2011, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Ammonia level measurement

In cycling a tank the Ammonia level should not go above 5ppm. But, my test kit ( by Tetra ) measures it in mg/l . So how do you convert 5ppm to mg/l ?? Thanks
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-11-2011, 03:20 PM
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It is the same. The ppm is ever so slight light more...but we are talking a very insignificant amount.

For example...5ppm = 4.994mg/l
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-12-2011, 12:04 PM
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Nubster answered you very well, I have a question on your cycle. I assume this is not with fish in the tank, but fishless cycling?

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-13-2011, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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There are fish in the tank but this is not the ammonia level in the tank but rather just a example. The real level is 0.
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