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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-21-2006, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Good results?

I know you guys a probably sick of seeing my posts by now.

I just tested my tank for the first time since I set it up(Two weeks ago).
I also just set up a Nutrafin CO2 kit.

PH- 6.0
Am- 1.0
Ni- 0
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GH- 53.7
Kh- 53.7

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 12:49 AM
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I suppose it is ok, depends on your setup and what you want, plant/fish wise.
Probably not to good if you want to keep African's.

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your tank is still going thought the cycle stage with the Am- 1.0 and 0 nitrites is the water a little cloudy???
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A little cloudy?? Try a lot ... lol. I've been doing weekly WC. I think I overloaded the tank to fast.
I have 19 fish in there and a bunch of different plants. Do you see anything that should go up/down?

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your tank is still going thought the cycle stage with the Am- 1.0 and 0 nitrites is the water a little cloudy???
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Have you lost any fish? What size tank is this? How much water are you changing at a time?


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I haven't lost any fish and so far they all seem healthy. It is a 15 gallon tank.
I change between 2 1/2 and five gallons .... I know this because I measured how much the bucket holds. The tank has been up and running for about 2-3 weeks.

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once that amo goes down the nitrites will go up then turns to nitrates thats alot of fish in a tank that size that hasnt cylced yet
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Somewhat puzzled

The last couple of times that I've ran test on my tank they've always been the same except the Amm which was high at first then went down to zero. Is it normal for readings to stay so consistent? Is there a certain time of day that test should be done?

Ph-6.0
Amm-0
Na-0
Ni-0

Kh-53.7
Gh-53.7

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My PH has been 6.0 since I started my tank. In the process of trying to raise that to about 6.6-6.8. My Kh is 3 and according to charts I've seen that puts my Co2 at over 25 ppm. Fish seem to be handling the levels well but I have had an outbreak of BBA/Straghorn. Amm has been up and down but never above 1.0. My tank was started about 4 months ago and still not reading any Nitrates. Does this make any sense? Anyone have any tips on raising it.

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You need to fertilize the plants with Nitrates, Phosphates, Potassium, trace elements. With the light you have and adding CO2 the plants are starving for food!

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I would agree with you if my plants weren't growing as fast as they do. I remember reading somewhere that sometimes you can use rapid growing stem plants to reduce Nitrate, Could it be that my stem plants are using up all the Nitrate? I was dosing with Kent fert until the problem with the BBA started so I haven't done any fert for about a week or so. I ordered Flourish and Excel and should be receiving it sometime this week

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help

As of today my Ph has been raised to 6.6. I used a few small pieces of coral to do this. My KH is 2. I've lost three fish in the last few days. What did I do wrong? I notice what seem like small particles floating around in the water and I saw I small worm last week. I'm going to see if my old Diatom filter still works and run that. I will be starting Flourish and Flourish excel tomorrow after my WC.

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Please Help !!

Need help regarding my last post. My fish are dying left and right.

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Remove the coral. Retest your water. The increase in pH also increases the toxicity of the ammonia in the water.

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