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jsm11482 09-18-2006 07:53 PM

Aquarium readings...
 
Hi. I have done about 5 tests over a few weeks and currently my tank is:

KH: 3
pH: 6.4
A: .5
NO2: 0
NO3: 5

as seen here in "Track My Tank".

1) I have yet to see any nitrites. Sup with that?
2) Is my pH ok?
3) Do I need to continue testing pH and KH (tank is cycling (hopefully) but pH and KH have not changed at all).

Thanks!

Lupin 09-18-2006 08:06 PM

Your ammonia at 0.5 is quite high. You need more water changes for that.

You may not have seen the nitrites spike as you already have 5 ppm of nitrates.:squint:

I don't think it's necessary at the moment to check your KH. I wouldn't worry about pH unless KH is below 3 which would result to pH crash.

jsm11482 09-18-2006 08:07 PM

Thanks Blue. So has my tank cycled? (you can check the readings that I've posted in Track My Tank)

Thanks.

Lupin 09-18-2006 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsm11482
Thanks Blue. So has my tank cycled? (you can check the readings that I've posted in Track My Tank)

Thanks.

With ammonia at 0.5, your tank hasn't finished cycling. Unless you added more ammonia after the bacteria converted nitrites into nitrates.

jsm11482 09-18-2006 08:11 PM

I haven't added any ammonia (since I couldn't find any) but I did add 5 Zebra Danios. I thought you weren'y supposed to change water while cycling?

Lupin 09-18-2006 08:14 PM

With danios, how will they survive the ammonia?:squint: Ammonia at that level will not let them thrive long enough.

Nick 09-18-2006 09:49 PM

Blue, danios are hardy fish and you know that! They wont thrive but they will cycle the tank and probably fight threw it! :P

Lupin 09-18-2006 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flattrack23
Blue, danios are hardy fish and you know that! They wont thrive but they will cycle the tank and probably fight threw it! :P

Yes. But I find it too cruel to let ammonia rise when you have danios. Best to concentrate on nil ammonia and nitrites.
But if they seem ok, then I don't see anything wrong with that.

Nick 09-18-2006 09:53 PM

Yes, isnt it called cycling with fish? ;) I hope the poor lil guys will fight threw!

Lupin 09-18-2006 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flattrack23
Yes, isnt it called cycling with fish? ;) I hope the poor lil guys will fight threw!

Not threw.:bluelaugh: It's through.:tease:
I understand what you mean though.:mrgreen:


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