06-16-2008, 10:51 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I tested the tap water, and it resulted in pH = 7.6 and Ammonia = 0 ppm. I did 50% water change yesterday and tested today: ph=6.6, Ammonia= 1 ppm, Nitrite=0.25ppm, Nitrate=40ppm. I WAS USING STRESS ZYME on a regular basis. I read somewhere else it may impact ammonia tests... So I stopped using it this week. More questions:
1. Why don't the Nitrate levels go down? I reduced feeding, and did 2 massive water changes. My water is crystal clear.
2. Should I continue using stress zyme?
3. If the tap water pH is so high (7.6), what makes it go so low in the tank(6 - 6.6)?
Again thanks for all the feedback!