07-01-2013, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by PhatRam32
Tested the Water today for ammonia using the API liquid drop test as before and it is some where between 0 and 0.25 ppm.. Based on the color it is more on the yellow spectrum and if I had to estimate id say 0-10 ppm. This tells me a water change is needed today.. How much of the water should I change though after I did a 50% water change last Wed?
0-10ppm.... I assume this is the nitrate reading? A good goal is to aim for 10ppm as the maximum as the lower the better for the fish. I aim for 5ppm b it it is very easy for me as my tank does not create enough nitrates to worry about, I've never measured over 5 yet and I have skipped a few WCs ,along the way.
Maybe just set your schedule changes and start now... 25% at least. I always think that once you get the change going, 25% or 50% is just a matter of a few more minutes draining or filling so why not go for 50% all the time?