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Offline beckynlewis

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Re: 1st tank build
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2015, 05:42:45 pm »
ive tested agin yesterday and today
and im still getting all 0 s
as its a new ish setup with the mature sponge added  so ill keep an eye on it ,
ive got a dozen or so plants to try to fit in the remainder  can go in my community tank
looking ok so far thought
i have a pair of betta dumbos ready for there new home .

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    Re: 1st tank build
    « Reply #16 on: March 19, 2015, 01:30:32 am »
    i hit another learning curve last week ,after a month with the api master test kit i realised i was using the no3 test incorrectly , id been vigorously shaking the test tube after adding solution from bottle 1 ,not vigorously shaking the second solution bottle as the instructions stated , so a lesson in reading and understanding for me ,,so
    now my readings are correct im getting higher readings in n03
    tank no
    1.40ppm aquastart 30litre betta + shrimp
    2.40ppm 20litre betta tank ,
    3.80ppm rio 180litre community tank
    4.40ppm 60 litre betta tank
    5.80ppm fishbox 64 litre community tank
    so im changing water atm .lol
    what should i be aiming for with nitrates? do i need to test my tap water ?

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    Re: 1st tank build
    « Reply #17 on: March 19, 2015, 08:56:08 am »
    Anything under 40ppm is ok, but it's not something to sweat over. IF a fish is going to be affected, then it would take a while (and I mean IF ;) ). What is it straight from the tap? That's what you can aim for. :)
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