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Old 01-05-2011, 11:38 PM   #21 
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Hmmm... I have been hearing a lot about how our water is polluted (tap water etc lately) & how clean water will become the commodity of the future. It's interesting how us fish moms would be the first to notice it with our test kits huh? lol!
I guess the plants would definitely help the issue.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:26 PM   #22 
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Okay so I did some more testing.... here are the results:
Source water after 24h de-gas: pH 7.8, before 7.4
Source water after fertilizer: pH 7.2, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 0, Ammonia 0
Did a 50% water change yesterday and gravel vac, added fertilizer and prime: Ammonia 0.25, pH 7.4, Nitrite 0, didn't check nitrates.

The numbers are fluctuating a this supposed to happen? Isn't the ammonia at this point supposed to be at 0, and the Nitrates beginning to stabilize? How is it that the ammonia is still so high? Should I be expecting an increase in the other levels again before everything reaches 0?
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