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Old 02-20-2014, 07:04 PM   #201
 
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Sorry that I didn't post yesterday we have the Sam readings I still seeing a little bit of nitrate and high ammonia well .50ppm other than that everyone is safe I'm still adding that prime though just to be safe I'll be testing for today once I get home and post it :)
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:25 PM   #202
 
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Ok today's test seems like we're almost done ammonia went down to .25 ppm no nitrite and the same little nitrate ph at a beautiful 7.0
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:00 PM   #203
 
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:38 PM   #204
 
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Hi guys sorry that I haven't post lately I've been some kind of busy couldn't even look for more stuff for my 10 gallons yesterday water change day 30 % adding prime test results were the same today 24 hrs later we have
Ph at 7.0
Ammonia .25
Nitrite 1.0
Nitrate 5ppm

Nitrite should disappear in a couple of days as always and im just waiting to ammonia to go down to 0 to bring home my loach of course I'll let it be like that for an extra week or two before bringing the big boy my bettas started fighting in the temporal set up I have so now I have them in little betta keepers don't worry i did holes in the keepers and have them in a bigger container with a filter and heater while we're done with this seems like we're almost there :)

Thank you guys for all your help :)
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:35 AM   #205
 
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Thanks for posting this very interesting thread.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:33 PM   #206
 
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Hi guys well we still having the Same readings except for nitrite now it's a .50ppm other than that ph 7 ammonia .25ppm nitrate 5ppm I'll keep you guys updated :)
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:11 PM   #207
 
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Hi guys well today's test showed ammonia at. 25ppm Nitrate 5ppm ph 7 nitrite.25ppm

I was thinking if I do a large water change wouldn't that help with the ammonia? Or should I just leave nature take care of it?

So far my water changes have been 25-30% adding prime 5 times the dose trying to not disturb the substrate
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:21 AM   #208
 
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An easier and more conventional way to write down readings ---and easier to read--- for example:

0.25ppm ammonia
0.50ppm nitrite
5.0ppm nitrate
7,6pH

Sort of in that order. And if you include the zero before the decimal point, you'll be less likely to make a typo like you did in your post. <above>
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:11 PM   #209
 
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i thought this thread was over and you were on your way to a stable system, but 'i'm still worried about your test results. i wouldn't be TOO worried about the ammonia- maybe reduce feeding and add live plants, but nitrite at 0.5 is no good. Even worse because your tapwater is less than ideal, so while large waterchanges will reduce ammonia, it will not help your tank with the underlying problem of how to process nitrite faster. Your ph is up, which is good, but if your tapwater is very low ph, large water changes will keep lowering it.
if this was my tank, i might do nothing for a couple days and see if your readings stabilize. But keep testing to be ready to act if water quality deteriorates.
That nitrite has got to go to zero or very close for long term.
Good luck!

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:22 PM   #210
 
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i thought this thread was over and you were on your way to a stable system, but 'i'm still worried about your test results. i wouldn't be TOO worried about the ammonia- maybe reduce feeding and add live plants, but nitrite at 0.5 is no good. Even worse because your tapwater is less than ideal, so while large waterchanges will reduce ammonia, it will not help your tank with the underlying problem of how to process nitrite faster. Your ph is up, which is good, but if your tapwater is very low ph, large water changes will keep lowering it.
if this was my tank, i might do nothing for a couple days and see if your readings stabilize. But keep testing to be ready to act if water quality deteriorates.
That nitrite has got to go to zero or very close for long term.
Good luck!
got it no large water changes and Nitrite goes to 0 usually a couple of days after water changes I'll give it a try on the do nothing method I hope won't put my fish In risk I'm really scared of ammonia should I add nore plants? tank is like a jungle now

Hallyx sorry for posting that way I'll put it in that order from now :). So today's test

Ammonia 0.25ppm
Nitrite 0ppm
Nitrate 5.0ppm
Ph 7.0

I'll try to live it for a couple of days just testing in case something goes wrong hoping that willfinish all this situation :)
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