Does my water look ok? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-17-2008, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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Does my water look ok?

Nitrate was about 10 ppm according to an API test
Nitrite around .08 mg/l
General Hardness was 17
Carbonate Hardness was 12
and my PH is 7.3

After seeing this I did roll the dial on my milwaukee monitor back to kick the co2 on at a ph of 7.75

Plants just haven't been looking healthy the last few weeks and have not been growing well. I haven't been using ferts on a regular basis. In all honesty I have been neglecting the tank. But with a wife, 2 kids and a job. Sometimes it falls behind a little. Water changes have not been every week... or every month. I have been making them the last two weeks as I'm trying to get back into taking better care of it.

Thanks for your advice.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-17-2008, 09:28 PM
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I would be concerned about nitrites...unless the tank is still cycling? Has your co2 been stable, do you have a drop checker?
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