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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation TAP WATER SAT FOR 24HRS for MY 30G PLANTED

Just waiting for my plants (from SA) to come and some misc equipment...but here's my tap water parameters.... Setup should be Fri


TEST STRAIGHT FROM THE TAP NO WAITING...

API MASTER TEST KIT

A. PH tesed so dark blue...that i used the hi range ph test and it tested 8.4... is this possible?

b. ammonia... 1.0

c. Nitrite.... 0

d. nitrate...0

retested ph on high range test and again 8.4

WATER LET SIT FOR 24HRS...

1. PH... 7.4 (confirmed on high range ph and reg. ph tet)

2. AMMONIA... 1.0

3. NITRITE... 0

4. NITRATE... 0

How doe this look... do I have anything to worry about?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 02:39 PM
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Is this just for plants or are you gonna add fish? I'd dechlorinate it, plus start cycling the water to get rid of that ammonia.
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yeah, the ammonia is probably from chloramine. It's pretty deadly and will stay in the water longer than chlorine.

Use a dechlor.


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I'll agree with mistergreen... dump in a double dose of Seachem Prime
and you should be good to go.
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Chloramine is some nasty stuff, it doesn't dissipate like normal Chlorine
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