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post #1 of 6 Old 04-01-2008, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
Could my tank almost be cycled!?

I went out to Petco (was in Boston for 6 days) and got a master freshwater API liquid kit! (After being told strips were better 1294 times by employees.) Idiots.

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I tested my water and I got these results and I think my 30g just may be near its cycling end?

Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 10 ppm
Ammonia: 0.25 ppm
pH: 7.6

Ammonia seems a little high than preferred though..
I want to get 8 panda cories this week.
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-01-2008, 05:32 PM
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Strange for you to have ammonia and nitrates but not nitrites. Test your tap water. You need 0 ammonia and nitrites to be able to introduce fish (or more fish, whichever your method). And good job standing up to the Petco people, I'd be embarrassed to work there I think.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-01-2008, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
Thanks... I'll test tapwater and post results in an hour
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-01-2008, 05:55 PM
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It is always odd to see weird numbers. Give it time and make sure you have 0 nitrites and ammonia before adding cories. They don't like bad water at all.
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-01-2008, 06:16 PM
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I agree on the waiting, Pandas are particularly sensitive to good water. They also ship REALLY badly so make sure you buy ones that have been in the store for a while. Also, if you're in the Boston area, Skipton's Pet in Roxbury is amazing. Like, super awesome extremely responsible. Much better than PETCO.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-01-2008, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Okay. I'll do a water change and dechlorinate and wait a few more days then test
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