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PostSubject: water quality   1/13/2013, 12:41 pm

I am in my first couple of days ammonia is 0.25ppm nitrite 0ppm, and nitrate is 20 ppm. i added some bio culure. any advice?
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PostSubject: Re: water quality   1/13/2013, 12:45 pm

ph 7.8
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PostSubject: Re: water quality   1/13/2013, 2:07 pm

High ph and a high tempurature and ammonia is very deadly. Watch the ammonia level. Nitrites are really deadly. Stop feeding and let tank cycle.
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PostSubject: Re: water quality   1/14/2013, 3:57 am

probably die off from the move,plus you used LFS water to top up did you test the water you bought before use? several water changes over the next week will help and don't assume LFS water is good quality.
how's the clownfish?

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PostSubject: Re: water quality   1/14/2013, 5:34 pm

clown fish actually ate a little bit of mysis. nitrates are lower 10ppm as , ammonnia the same. i did not test the water when i bought it from the LFS
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PostSubject: Re: water quality   1/15/2013, 5:53 am

great news I knew he wouldn't turn down mysis! LFS water is always hit or miss its much better to make your own that way you know exactly what you are putting in your tank. your params will settle down you are likely having a mini cycle because of the move just keep doing water changes and it will settle out. what kind of tests are you using? there not all created equal.

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PostSubject: Re: water quality   1/15/2013, 5:27 pm

i am using a API mast saltwater kit. my levels today are ph 7.8, I cant tell if the ammonia is 0.25 or .50 ppm cause of the shade of green, nitrite 0ppm, and nitrate is 0 ppm. I just added a purple 5 lb live rock from roozens, maybe that is why my ammonia spiked
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PostSubject: Re: water quality   1/16/2013, 4:15 am

yes its likely the reason but dont worry just keep doing water changes in the long run the LR will have many more benefits to your tank.

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PostSubject: Re: water quality   5/29/2013, 5:20 am

The water quality is very important for ensuring better result.
The tank water should be change regularly for clean and
quality water.
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