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Thread: Progress?

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    Ok, I've done 5 50% water changes (my poor arms ache) and these are my present readings. I had the Petco people double check my vision with a liquid API test

    PH 7
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrites 0
    Nitrates 5


    And just to ask this, with these readings do you think my outdoor 89 gallon tank is progressing:
    Ammonia 2-3 (was 4)
    Nitrites 0
    Nitrates 20 (went up)
    Ph is 7.8-8 (darn hard to distinguish)

    Thx

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    If the readings stay where they are it looks like your tank is cycled. Or it could be that you have just done 5 50% water changes. Test the water again in a few hours.

    In the pond the ammonia is going down and the nitrates are going up.. seems like progress to me.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Yep. Just as we suspected, the warmer weather is definitely helping that pond. Tank looks good as well, if you dose a bit of ammonia does it disappeaR?

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    Talldutchie, I think there are fish in the tank. That's why I suggested the OP wait a few hours and test again instead of dosing the tank with ammonia.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    I haven't dosed it with any ammonia. Just wonderful dead shrimp still floating around in the 89 gallon.


    The water changes were for my indoor aquarium, which helped LOADS!! I just have to remember, dirty goldfish...clean them more often and more thoroughly. BasicallyI think I got complacent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    Talldutchie, I think there are fish in the tank. That's why I suggested the OP wait a few hours and test again instead of dosing the tank with ammonia.
    Whoops! :( I missed that.

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