Tested the water in my tank. This is what it read.
Can anyone give me an indication of what this means.
The Phosphate (PO4) reading isn't really relevant unless you're taking it to determine it's part in a plant fertilising regime.
Ammonia, like nitrite, should be at 0 in a cycled tank. So, either your tank is in a cycle since it's newly set up (or near the end as you have some nitrate there), or the bacteria in your filter cannot cope with the load you have placed on it, for example if you are overfeeding, or you have recently added new fish.
Could you provide more info on your tank's circumstances to complete the picture?
50 watt heater
No filter yet coming in the post sometime this week
Ok so it must be a new tank then. Are there any fish in the tank or have you started a fishless cycle or something?
I use this stuff
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No there is no fish.
Do you think i should get fish.
I think you need to specify what product you are using. If you are in the US, there may be a product that cycles a tank for you, but I'm in the UK and we ahve no such proven product. We use ammonia itself to do a fishless cycle.
I wouldn't put fish in there until you are sure the tank is cycled, so clarify your product's name and you can go from there (but if it's not ammonia and you're in the US, I can't help you).
The readings are normal for a new tank. If you still don't have the filter and have an air pump, run the pump for circulation. Also make sure to add a little bit of fish food daily to feed the beneficial bacteria.
When you have time, check out the article below. It will help you understand the cycling of a new tank.
I already have a marine tank. I had a marine tank before having trops and its going ok.
I just dont get how a trop tank cycles. As marines cycle aided with live rock.[/u]
Filter Arrived !
Ammonia 0 - 0.1
Nitrite 0 - 0.1
Think i might go down to my local PAH and get some shrimp. I saw in there the other day.
Sounds like it's getting there! Just keep an eye on it, and it'll be done shortly.
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