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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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water test check

Just wanting to see how I am sitting, concerned about PH.

Currently here is the specs after being up 24 hours:

PH 7.8
Ammonia = somewhere between 0 and .25ppm.
Nitrite = 0
Nitrates = 0 to .5ppm

I borrowed filter media from a friend and I have some plants w/ rocks, etc... from Petco that were in there tanks. I would hope there tanks are cycled.........

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Your pH is fine. Don't try to adjust it with any products.

By taking media from your friend, you have "jump started" your cycle. However, you will still need to add ammonia to "feed" the bacteria, or else they will starve.

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Your pH is fine. Don't try to adjust it with any products.

By taking media from your friend, you have "jump started" your cycle. However, you will still need to add ammonia to "feed" the bacteria, or else they will starve.
I already have fish in the tank for that purpose. I haven't found any place to buy pure ammonia. I did read about doing a fishless cycle on here and other places, but no place I normally frequent had just pure ammonia.

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Throwing fish food in an empty tank will work.
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