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post #111 of 266 Old 01-21-2014, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks it took me a while to grow them but they now cover almost all my tanks I'm still filling the 75 gallons

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post #112 of 266 Old 01-21-2014, 03:38 PM
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carlos,earlier you mentioned that you had a smaller plant grow out tank with a ph of 7.2 or so? what is the ph in that tank now?what are the main differences between that tank and this one other than the obvious size difference?substrate? decorations?wondering why the discrepancy between the two tanks as far as the ph values.
The tank cycling is what burning off the carbonate/bicarbonate hardness.
A 100 ppm Kh is about the very minimum to maintain a stable pH.

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post #113 of 266 Old 01-21-2014, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so today's test ph 7.0 I had to raise it again ammonia. 50ppm nitrite .25ppm nitrate 0ppm I'll add my prime x5 the dose just sharing the info thanks guys for all the help
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Oh sandy on the small tank we have a 7.2 ph
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post #115 of 266 Old 01-22-2014, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Could this be a dream I tested water today ph stayed at 7.0 Ammonia went down to .25ppm nitrite is at 0 same as nitrate is it finally cycling?
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post #116 of 266 Old 01-22-2014, 10:28 PM
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got my fingers crossed for you !!!yay!
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Next, we need too see some nitrate starting to accumulate between water changes while ammonia and nitrite stay low.
So close!
Congratulations on sticking with it... but I won't start celebrating till we see some nitrate.
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post #119 of 266 Old 01-24-2014, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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I've read that when ph goes low ammonia goes up and viceversa yesterday my ph went back to 6.0 and ammonia back to .50ppm so last night i raised ph again I'll check on that once i get home
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post #120 of 266 Old 01-24-2014, 03:59 PM
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Really?? I thought it was the opposite. I thought I read If ph goes down ammonia is converted into ammonium which isn't detected by ammonia test. But if ph rises ammonium is turned back into ammonia. I'm probably wrong but can someone clear that up??
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