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Glad your feeling better Amy!!!!

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19 hours ago, DawnMichele said:

Glad your feeling better Amy!!!!

Thank you :)

Tonights test results. Nitrite has risen to 0.5. I’ve not done a WC but have raised ammonia back up to 0.25.

Would you say nitrates are 40 or 80?

Is there anything I can do to help the nitrite>to>nitrate process at this stage?

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4 minutes ago, titch said:

Thank you :)

Tonights test results. Nitrite has risen to 0.5. I’ve not done a WC but have raised ammonia back up to 0.25.

Would you say nitrates are 40 or 80?

Is there anything I can do to help the nitrite>to>nitrate process at this stage?

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I want you to not feed the tank for a whole day. No ammonia. I think your at your end and adding the ammonia is making the nitrites spike. I believe give it a shot :thumbs: 

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31 minutes ago, koko said:

I want you to not feed the tank for a whole day. No ammonia. I think your at your end and adding the ammonia is making the nitrites spike. I believe give it a shot :thumbs: 

Ok. Well I’ve already dosed for today (sorry), but I’ll hold off from now on. 

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22 minutes ago, titch said:

Ok. Well I’ve already dosed for today (sorry), but I’ll hold off from now on. 

No problem :hug 

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15 minutes ago, koko said:

No problem :hug 

I think I’m being thick, but shouldn’t the nitrites read zero by the end? Regardless of ammonia being dosed?

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4 hours ago, titch said:

I think I’m being thick, but shouldn’t the nitrites read zero by the end? Regardless of ammonia being dosed?

yes, but I mean is we are very close and not to feed to much ammonia to the tank or it will go up again. Let the nitrites get to 1.o but not higher :) Don't worry about the nitrates at this point :) 

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8 hours ago, koko said:

yes, but I mean is we are very close and not to feed to much ammonia to the tank or it will go up again. Let the nitrites get to 1.o but not higher :) Don't worry about the nitrates at this point :) 

Ah, ok.

I would guess the Nitrites will be at 1.0 by tonight. Should I do a 50% WC or larger to bring them back down? What level should I bring them down to?

Then leave as is yes? No ammonia dosing?

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Surprisingly nitrites are still at 0.5. So no WC & no ammonia feeding tonight 

:thumbup2:

If/when they do reach 1.0, do I want to do a WC big enough to get them down to as close to zero as possible or just to say 0.5 again?

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40 minutes ago, titch said:

Surprisingly nitrites are still at 0.5. So no WC & no ammonia feeding tonight 

:thumbup2:

If/when they do reach 1.0, do I want to do a WC big enough to get them down to as close to zero as possible or just to say 0.5 again?

Man we are just so so close.

Okay test again if the nitrites are 0 or .5 lets add ammonia in again. Let  it do its thing again. 

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11 minutes ago, koko said:

Man we are just so so close.

Okay test again if the nitrites are 0 or .5 lets add ammonia in again. Let  it do its thing again. 

The test was done only an hour ago.

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2 minutes ago, titch said:

The test was done only an hour ago.

Lets add ammonia :) Just a tiny bit :) 

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1 minute ago, koko said:

Lets add ammonia :) Just a tiny bit :) 

0.25 ok?

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Just now, titch said:

0.25 ok?

:thumbup2:

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Just now, koko said:

:thumbup2:

Consider it done. Will check in again tomorrow. 

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@koko LOOK!!!!!!!!! :happydance

What now, what now?! :krazy:

Should I do a WC? Dose with ammonia? Leave as is?

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I would do another water change. Then do a small dose of ammonia and let it cycle again. Just to make sure we aren't going nuts :rofl 

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1 hour ago, koko said:

I would do another water change. Then do a small dose of ammonia and let it cycle again. Just to make sure we aren't going nuts :rofl 

WC done. 

Dosed the ammonia to 0.25.

Fingers crossed!!

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Images on the left were taken last night after the WC & dosing of ammonia.

Images on the right were taken this morning - 12 hours after dosing ammonia.

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Okay Looking really good. So lets do one more test on your tank and then I think we are ready.

Lets to .50 ammonia and lets see how the nitrites do :) 

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3 minutes ago, koko said:

Okay Looking really good. So lets do one more test on your tank and then I think we are ready.

Lets to .50 ammonia and lets see how the nitrites do :) 

No WC I take it? Just straight in with the ammonia?

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14 minutes ago, titch said:

No WC I take it? Just straight in with the ammonia?

:thumbup2:

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2 minutes ago, koko said:

:thumbup2:

Fab! :D

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All dosed.

Will test again in the morning (12 hours from now).

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:panana 

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