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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    LOL. So you're happy :o0)
    very... I was expecting them to tell me they can't hold the fish
    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    Let's keep it simple. Any day that either Ammonia or Nitrites or both approach .50ppm, do a water change to get it down to .25ppm. You may or may not see nitrAtes yet. As long as they are under 20ppm, don't worry about it.
    On the day (and it will come) that you test your water and see 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites, your tank is cycled. From then on all you have to do is keep the nitrAtes under 20. Weekly water changes of around 50% should handle that.
    Make sense?

    PS it seems mommy1 and I were posting at the same time :o)
    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Test every day and don't let the ammonia or nitrite get above .25ppm. With fish already in the tank you may need to test more than once a day and change water more than once daily.

    yes ma'ams ty


    man I must say. this is proving to be frustrating. the lfs didnt have a master kit, all they had were individual liquid tests AND THEY WERE ALL OUT OF NITRITE ...
    I bought the ammonia and nitrAte tests and am testing my aquarium water I saved from this morning from before I did the WC
    from what I can tell the NO3 are about 5.0 and the ammonia is anywhere from 0-25 .... I am reluctant to say 0 soo...0- .25
    Ill take a pic right now
    Last edited by Ras; 11-05-2013 at 02:20 AM.

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    As long as your ammonia stays no higher than .25, I wouldn't worry about the nitrites reading - very often if you are keeping on top of water changes and keeping the ammonia level good, you might not ever get a reading for nitrites - once the ammonia drops to 0, you will then need to watch the nitrates and keep them no higher than 20ppm.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    to me it looks like 10. no3 and .25 ammonia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imma24 View Post
    As long as your ammonia stays no higher than .25, I wouldn't worry about the nitrites reading - very often if you are keeping on top of water changes and keeping the ammonia level good, you might not ever get a reading for nitrites - once the ammonia drops to 0, you will then need to watch the nitrates and keep them no higher than 20ppm.
    ohhh ok tyvm

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    It helps if you hold the tube against the white part of the card to really see the color well - yes, it appears you have .25 ammonia and 10 nitrates - keep an eye on the nitrates that they dont' go over 20 and if the ammonia goes to .5 then change half the water to get it back down to .25 - eventually it will drop to 0.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    awesome thank you very much

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