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post #31 of 84 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Heres todays test Numbers

.0ppm ammonia

5.0ppm nitrite Still pinned Should I add more Quick-Start or let it ride out.

60 ppm nitrates I guess the oion is doing its jod.

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post #32 of 84 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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Well put a new light Deep Blue Solar Max HO and hood. The light look awesome ever though it has 1 Actinic bulb here some pics.

Pic 1 is both lights on

Pic 2 is the white daylight on

Pic 3 is the Actinic
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The Onion is growing a new leaf and the Red Ludwiga seem to be grow some leaves as dwell with the old light so I hope hope the new more powerful light really sets thing off.

I really have no idea when I should hook up the CO2, should I hook it up now or wait till the cycling is over? Anyone

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Is that a red zebra cichlid?
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post #35 of 84 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Is that a red zebra cichlid?
No clue my son had 4 then two die off they where listed as assorted African chiclids
They are about 1yr old.

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It looks like one because I have 2 in my 29g but they will eat your plants.
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post #37 of 84 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking for a new home for them.

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post #38 of 84 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 09:57 PM
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i'd hook up co2. more light means the plants will need more nutrients/co2
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post #39 of 84 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 09:58 PM
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also, ditch the actinic light in favor of another 6500k daylight bulb.
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post #40 of 84 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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also, ditch the actinic light in favor of another 6500k daylight bulb.
I was planning to but I kind of like the way it looks.

I was looking at a 10,000k full spectrum build.

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hook up co2
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CO2 is in, but no bubble's yet I guess it needs to frement a little.

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Heres todays test Numbers

.0ppm ammonia

5.0ppm nitrite Still pinned Should I add more Quick-Start or let it ride out.

20 ppm nitrates I was not exspecting that.

Why are my nitrates dropping and not my nitrites?

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No clue my son had 4 then two die off they where listed as assorted African chiclids
They are about 1yr old.
Looks like a yellow lab to me. They are one of the lesser aggressive cichlids. In my experience, cichlids can have very different personalities especially considering how many generations they are from being wild caught. Just because it is an african cichlid doesn't mean that it will be a problem.
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Looks like a yellow lab to me. They are one of the lesser aggressive cichlids. In my experience, cichlids can have very different personalities especially considering how many generations they are from being wild caught. Just because it is an African cichlid doesn't mean that it will be a problem.
Well these guy chowed up a pleco and eat all my shrimp so they be needing a new home they a both healthy

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