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Old 02-10-2008, 07:58 AM   #1
 
Test Results

Tested the water in my tank. This is what it read.

PH 7.2

Nitrate 10

Nitrite 0

PO4 0.25

Ammonia 0.3

Can anyone give me an indication of what this means.
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:58 AM   #2
 
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The Phosphate (PO4) reading isn't really relevant unless you're taking it to determine it's part in a plant fertilising regime.

Ammonia, like nitrite, should be at 0 in a cycled tank. So, either your tank is in a cycle since it's newly set up (or near the end as you have some nitrate there), or the bacteria in your filter cannot cope with the load you have placed on it, for example if you are overfeeding, or you have recently added new fish.

Could you provide more info on your tank's circumstances to complete the picture?
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:48 PM   #3
 
err

50 watt heater
11w light

No filter yet coming in the post sometime this week
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:50 PM   #4
 
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Ok so it must be a new tank then. Are there any fish in the tank or have you started a fishless cycle or something?
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:24 AM   #5
 
I use this stuff

I use this stuff thats
  • supposed
to add ammonia and add some biological stuff.

No there is no fish.

Do you think i should get fish.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:59 AM   #6
 
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I think you need to specify what product you are using. If you are in the US, there may be a product that cycles a tank for you, but I'm in the UK and we ahve no such proven product. We use ammonia itself to do a fishless cycle.

I wouldn't put fish in there until you are sure the tank is cycled, so clarify your product's name and you can go from there (but if it's not ammonia and you're in the US, I can't help you).
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:50 PM   #7
 
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The readings are normal for a new tank. If you still don't have the filter and have an air pump, run the pump for circulation. Also make sure to add a little bit of fish food daily to feed the beneficial bacteria.

When you have time, check out the article below. It will help you understand the cycling of a new tank.

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3738
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:43 AM   #8
 
I have

I already have a marine tank. I had a marine tank before having trops and its going ok.

I just dont get how a trop tank cycles. As marines cycle aided with live rock.[/u]
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:46 AM   #9
 
Results today

Filter Arrived !

Ph 7.0

Ammonia 0 - 0.1

Nitrite 0 - 0.1

Nitrate 20

Think i might go down to my local PAH and get some shrimp. I saw in there the other day.
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:45 PM   #10
 
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Sounds like it's getting there! Just keep an eye on it, and it'll be done shortly.
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