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post #1 of 6 Old 09-17-2012, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
test readings zero nitrate??

wth....i just did my weekly test of my 125 salt water.i did 2 tests one the day befor yesterday and everything came out good.ph 8.0-8.2 ,ammonia 0,nitrite 0 and nitrate was a good 30ppm or so.now 2 days later (i added live sand bed yesterday) i just did the test and every thing but ph is a clear zero.is this bad? tank is clear as anything and fish are fine.im stumped.shouldnt there be at least 20ppm of nitrate?
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-17-2012, 07:27 PM
You added Live Sand with Bacteria in it, right? Did you double test the water to be sure? But, me, I would not be concerned.
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-17-2012, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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You added Live Sand with Bacteria in it, right? Did you double test the water to be sure? But, me, I would not be concerned.
triple and yes 2 bags where insta cycle full live substrate.so im in the clear?
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post #4 of 6 Old 09-17-2012, 08:09 PM
Yup, should be.
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post #5 of 6 Old 09-17-2012, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
awsome!now all thats left is a light and im ready for some coral.
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