Aquarium readings...
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Aquarium readings...

Aquarium readings...

This is a discussion on Aquarium readings... within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Hi. I have done about 5 tests over a few weeks and currently my tank is: KH: 3 pH: 6.4 A: .5 NO2: 0 ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey
Twig Catfish
Twig Catfish
Reply
Old 09-18-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
 
jsm11482's Avatar
 
Aquarium readings...

Hi. I have done about 5 tests over a few weeks and currently my tank is:

KH: 3
pH: 6.4
A: .5
NO2: 0
NO3: 5

as seen here in "Track My Tank".

1) I have yet to see any nitrites. Sup with that?
2) Is my pH ok?
3) Do I need to continue testing pH and KH (tank is cycling (hopefully) but pH and KH have not changed at all).

Thanks!
jsm11482 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 08:06 PM   #2
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Your ammonia at 0.5 is quite high. You need more water changes for that.

You may not have seen the nitrites spike as you already have 5 ppm of nitrates.

I don't think it's necessary at the moment to check your KH. I wouldn't worry about pH unless KH is below 3 which would result to pH crash.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 08:07 PM   #3
 
jsm11482's Avatar
 
Thanks Blue. So has my tank cycled? (you can check the readings that I've posted in Track My Tank)

Thanks.
jsm11482 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 08:09 PM   #4
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsm11482
Thanks Blue. So has my tank cycled? (you can check the readings that I've posted in Track My Tank)

Thanks.
With ammonia at 0.5, your tank hasn't finished cycling. Unless you added more ammonia after the bacteria converted nitrites into nitrates.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 08:11 PM   #5
 
jsm11482's Avatar
 
I haven't added any ammonia (since I couldn't find any) but I did add 5 Zebra Danios. I thought you weren'y supposed to change water while cycling?
jsm11482 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 08:14 PM   #6
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
With danios, how will they survive the ammonia? Ammonia at that level will not let them thrive long enough.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 09:49 PM   #7
 
Nick's Avatar
 
Blue, danios are hardy fish and you know that! They wont thrive but they will cycle the tank and probably fight threw it! :P
Nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 09:51 PM   #8
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by flattrack23
Blue, danios are hardy fish and you know that! They wont thrive but they will cycle the tank and probably fight threw it! :P
Yes. But I find it too cruel to let ammonia rise when you have danios. Best to concentrate on nil ammonia and nitrites.
But if they seem ok, then I don't see anything wrong with that.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 09:53 PM   #9
 
Nick's Avatar
 
Yes, isnt it called cycling with fish? ;) I hope the poor lil guys will fight threw!
Nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 09:55 PM   #10
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by flattrack23
Yes, isnt it called cycling with fish? ;) I hope the poor lil guys will fight threw!
Not threw. It's through.
I understand what you mean though.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Readings terryap Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 5 12-30-2009 07:58 PM
please help me to understand readings!! beccakatewebb Freshwater and Tropical Fish 6 08-17-2008 06:21 PM
new kit, new readings... foxywench Tropical Fish Diseases 8 08-05-2008 08:26 AM
tank readings after 4 5 days bndrinkin Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 17 04-07-2008 12:23 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 AM.