Water test results

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  1. wildbunny

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    Hi all please advice.

    ph - 8.3
    nitrate (no3) - 20 p.p.m
    calcuim - 350
    ammonia nh3/4 - 0.6
    phosphate - 0.2

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  3. Mike

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    Ammonia too high, phosphate too high, calcium too low, nitrate will get better, a couple of weeks should do it.

    Ph is fine though:lol:
     
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    wildbunny Thread Starter

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    how do i get ammonia and phosphate down
     
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    Reef Maniac MASA Contributor

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    Yup, tank is obviously still cycling - as Wee-Man said, give it a couple more weeks before adding any fish or corals.

    Oh, and you should also be testing for alkalinity.


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    Your tank is still cycling isn't it? then leave it for a little while and test every other day.

    Patience dude;)
     
  7. LikesFish

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    I hope you have no fish/coral in there... Ammonia (NH3) of 0.2 or higher can kill fish.
     
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    What kits/testers are you using
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yip part of the cycle,are you running any phosphate media?
     
  10. wildbunny

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    phosphate media????
     
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    Hi WildBunny - yeah - phosphate media is to remove phosphates in the water - most likely the BIGGEST cause of nuisance algae to grow....
    Phosphate media examples: SeaChem PhosGuard, Antiphos, Phosphate sponge, etc,....
    Something extra that you buy and put in either a bag/material holder of some sorts, or use in a gadget called a phosphate reactor....
     
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    Wildbunny, What water are you using?
     
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