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Old 03-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #41 
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I'd take him out, QT him, and continue to cycle the tank fishlessly with pure ammonia. That's what we did. I purchased mine from Ace Hardware. Must be 100% and double check by shaking it and see if it bubbles. If it does, then don't buy it. Truly pure won't lather.

There are calculators out there to determine how much to use, but I can tell you, it's a super small amount. Like, I only used 2 tsp I think to cycle mine!
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:32 PM   #42 
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I'm gonna vacuum the gravel out really good he soon and if it goes up quick again I am either gonna put him in a QT tank wich I would rather not do or cycle the filter in a bucket and leave him in the tank
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:19 PM   #43 
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a read up for you:
http://www.aquarium-pond-answers.com...-nitrates.html
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:17 PM   #44 
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Thanks for the read. I have a question regarding prime detoxifying nitrites. If nitrites are detoxified will they still show up on the liquid test?
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:19 PM   #45 
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Thanks for the read. I have a question regarding prime detoxifying nitrites. If nitrites are detoxified will they still show up on the liquid test?
no idea...i think WC or a bigger tank is still the cheapest and safest way to go
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:21 PM   #46 
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I do 4 water changes a day an a 5 gallon is large enough for 1 betta
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:37 PM   #47 
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Fingers crossed but did a water change and tested and got this

I never got a 0 reading even after 3 water changes it was usually a faint purple so tomorrow morning will tell
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:17 AM   #48 
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Last night before the test results posted in the post before this I removed all the plants and found jungle val in the back that was melting and was not attached to the roots. I preformed a very good vacuum and replace all the plants and decor. This morning when I woke up and tested the water I got these results. The nitrate is darker than what it actually was

I believe the roots and melting jungle val was causing my spikes
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:23 AM   #49 
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I like the nitrites reading, not the nitrates, hope you get lower reading on the nitrates later.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:30 AM   #50 
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It wasn't actually as high as it looks in the pick. I did a small water change to get them down round 10
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