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post #191 of 266 Old 02-13-2014, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ok just came in and tested
Ph 6.8
Ammonia1.0
Nitrite. 50ppm
And nitrate 5ppm

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post #192 of 266 Old 02-15-2014, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry guys couldn't post yesterday
I did my schedule water change 25% adding prime and tested before this are the results

Ph 7.2
Ammonia 1.0ppm
Nitrite 0ppm
Nitrate 5ppm

I'm in my way to aquarium world looking for that coral and some supplies for the new 10 gallons I'll test when im back
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post #193 of 266 Old 02-15-2014, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Ok im back with the coral yey also I found a good piece of wood with moss attached for the ten gallons it I'll be in the big one while I do all the set up I just tested water and pretty much we still the same except for the nitrite that is at .25ppm I brought the wood in a bag with water I don't know if bacteria can attach to those surfaces I hope

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post #194 of 266 Old 02-16-2014, 01:10 PM
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Lots of people.use coral.to.stabilize ph. Hope it will work.for you.
Your readings look good, not perfect, but good.
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post #195 of 266 Old 02-17-2014, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Well sorry I didn't test yesterday busy day today's test showed ammonia at .50ppm ph stills at 7 nitrite .25ppm nitrate 5ppm I guess we're going on the right path now prime still being added 5x the dose plants growing like crazy and inhabitants in perfect condition even cory's eggs in the tank I have them in a breeder net :)
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post #196 of 266 Old 02-18-2014, 12:02 AM
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I'm still concerned that your bacteria is not nitrifying and denitrifying quickly enough. Your water test readings are very low, but idealy nirtite and ammonia should be 0. Time is our best friend when cycling though,.and as long as you stay patient and onservant I'm sure it will work itself out. At least your ph is near neutral.
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post #197 of 266 Old 02-18-2014, 07:58 AM
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Just getting a moment to catch up. . . pretty driftwood!!! I'm super happy you were able to find that coral...could be your cycle has been dragging on is because your pH kept dropping too low, hoping the coral helps with that! Whatever the reason behind it I agree with R.S., patience will get you through - and you've certainly been patient so far. Hopefully just a little bit longer. . . and your big boy loach can come back home! <3
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post #198 of 266 Old 02-18-2014, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Can't wait to bring him back today's test is kind of confusing ph stills 7 ammonia .50ppm Nitrite 0ppm and nitrate 0 ppm or something close to 0 is not that yellow but is not that orange im kind of confused now are going good ? Shouldn't nitrate spike ?

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post #199 of 266 Old 02-19-2014, 02:25 AM
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Nitrate should never spike, just Slow accumulation. If your changing water and have live plants you may be eliminating nitrate as fast as its being produced ( which at this point is not very fast) so your reading is near 0 even though nitrate is being produced. So you are full cycle, just not a very robust cycle. In a fully established system ammonia and nitrite will be 0,0.

Did you add the coral? Not sure the procedure for that.

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post #200 of 266 Old 02-19-2014, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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I added coral I didn't know how to do it so i placed the coral in a bio bag Inside the filter is not that big is like a medium size filter cartridge I hope that works

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