01-05-2010, 08:54 PM
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Ok, I just tested everything and the good news is the Nitrite is down to 0.5, the Nitrate is about 20 or a little less (i'm using test strips and it is hard to tell exactly sometimes), the PH is still 8.0 and the KH Alkalinity is about 180+ or10/11 dkh (again hard to tell exactly because of the strip). The Calcium test is liquid not a strip and it was 480ppm. I do not have an Ammonia test so I'm not sure about that.
It looks like things are going in the right direction. My only concern is the Rabbitfish. When I came home the light was off and he was colorless and kind of resting on his belly in the sand. I turned the light on and gave it a few minutes and he gained his bright yellow color back but when I looked again about 10 minutes later he was very pale again and almost resting on the sand (probably the worst I have seen him look). So I'm confused by him, one minute he looks fine and another minute he looks dead, but the water quality is improving. Confused!!
Am I doing everything correct? Is the tank going the right direction?
Also about the algae, is there a bad algae to have?
Last edited by shaggylawson; 01-05-2010 at 09:00 PM..