Water test please advice

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by wildbunny, 28 Oct 2010.

  1. wildbunny

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    Hi all
    My tank is stil cyceling but here is my first test results please advice.

    Phosphate 0 - 0.1
    No3 - 5
    Nitrite 0.05
    ph 8.2
    alkalinity 1.7 - 2.8
    ammonia 0.6
    kh 0 - 3

    water temp 25 degrees celsuis

    Thanks
    Herman:p
     
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    What test kits did you use and how long has the tank been cycling for
     
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    Bud there are a few different measuring units. Always quote the measuring unit when requesting advice. Someone might give incorrect advice based on an assumption.

    What test kits did you use?
     
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    2 weeks and it is reef lab test kit (Red sea)
     
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    Yep, looks like your cycle is under way. You will want phosphate, nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia to come back to zero. Takes time and patience.

    What is your SG? Do you have anything in the tank like live rock or substrate?

    What is your plan? Fish only, reef, ???
     
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