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  1. hiralall

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    I have listed the test results for my tank below and need to know whether fish can be added in
    -TEMPRETURE: 23 - 24
    - AMMONIA - 0,6
    - NITRATE - 0,1
    - PH - 8,1
    Please adivise

    Many Thanks
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Hi hiralall

    welcome,

    i couldnt find anything on your sytem / setup...if i missed sorry otherwise please give some info on it.

    As for your params

    Look at PH ...too low also test for alk if you have a kit as they are related
    Nitrate ...within range (MHO)
    as for your ammonia...sure 0,6 not 0,06 either way that is high

    would be easier if we saw m0ore of your tank, how long running, whats inside , sump, skimmer etc etc
     
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    ammonia is srill high keep it at 0
    nitrate is the same
    PH try 8.2
    Do some water change and re-test it again, is this tank gonna be fish only?
     
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    Sorry forgot to ask how are you testing your water. ie what test kits are they still "good" etc.

    I had crazy PH reading untill i changed kits....it was expired

    as for what coraldiversaid...nitrates..ideally 0

    PH, IMHO 8,2 too low i go for 8,4...but thats me, I think the 8,2 to 8,5 range is ok NSW also changes ph
     
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    How long has your tank been cycling?
     
  7. hiralall

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    guys - tank is a 1200 x 450 x 450 with a sump which contains a reeftek skimmer. Setup and running for a month. Using a nurafin test kit (not expired) and matching against colour chart. tank will be a FOWLR
     
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    Amonia is too high to add fish, please remember Nitrate[NO3] readings up to 50ppm are non toxic to fish what you need to worry about are the nitrite[NO2] readings which are very toxic.
     
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    what can i do to lower levels?
     
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    how much LR do you have in there?
     
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    about 5kg
     
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    Dude, your tank is a bit young to add anything in yet. Give it some more time. Believe me, it WILL be worth it.
     
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    Ok will wait and thanks 4 all advice guys
     
  14. crispin

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    hiralall def hang on a while longer and i would also increase the amount of LR in that tank. especially now so that it can all cycle together:)
     
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    Try get fully cured LR otherwise you're gonna start a new cycle.
     
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    hiralall, as everybody said...tank is still very new..give it some time

    Also way too little LR add now while the tank is still cycling. Now is a good time to change stuff before adding livestock
     
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    Wait another 2 months, at least.

    Hennie
     
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