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post #101 of 108 Old 03-07-2014, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Now that the nitrates are figured out, you're on your way to cycled having both ammonia and nitrite readings! Keep ammonia and nitrate under .5ppm until they zero out.
Cheers Flint how often should I do the tests to keep an eye on them???
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post #102 of 108 Old 03-07-2014, 08:56 AM
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post #103 of 108 Old 03-07-2014, 09:09 AM
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i'll send you some duck weed for free if you want it
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post #104 of 108 Old 03-07-2014, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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i'll send you some duck weed for free if you want it
What is that willow????
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post #105 of 108 Old 03-07-2014, 10:20 AM
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A floating, fast-growing plant. It will help keep your nitrates in check.
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post #106 of 108 Old 03-07-2014, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Sounds good its upto u willow I'd really appreciate it would be kind of you since u don't even know me lol
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post #107 of 108 Old 03-08-2014, 03:27 AM
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if you send me a pm with your name and address
i'll get some sent off for you on monday
you can google an image to see what it looks like.
i will say that once you have it,it spreads quickly
i have it in my garden pond,also in my aquariums indoors
and yours will come from indoors
it should travel well as we're in the same country….i tried to send some other folks
here some plants,however by the time they reached oversea they were rancid
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post #108 of 108 Old 03-08-2014, 05:08 AM
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Salt does nothing to diminish nitrate or nitrite. It can help protect a fish from brown blood disease aka nitrite poisoning (not nitrate).

An overdose of Prime can attenuate nitrite, according to reports I've seen. Seachem claims an 4x overdose of Prime can diminish nitrite and nitrate. Seachem claims a lot of things <sigh>
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