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92smokeaccord 09-17-2012 07:23 PM

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?

Reefing Madness 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.

92smokeaccord 09-17-2012 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1247021)
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?

Reefing Madness 09-17-2012 08:09 PM

Yup, should be.

92smokeaccord 09-17-2012 08:17 PM

awsome!now all thats left is a light and im ready for some coral.

Reefing Madness 09-17-2012 10:42 PM

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