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Old 09-15-2012, 11:36 PM   #1 
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Api Test kit

Test results.

High ph. between 7 and 8

Ammonia : 0-.25

nitrates : 0 -which is good. means plants are taking it all

Nitrites : 0 - also good.

The only bad part i see is ammonia but its notreally affecting my fish to bad. Is it a deadly/ stressful amount?
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:52 PM   #2 
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0.25ppm for ammonia is not terribly high and shouldn't affect your fish. Is your tank fully cycled? The reason I ask is you should be seeing at least a small amount of nitrates in your test, especially if you are seeing any ammonia. Ammonia{bad for fish} is converted to nitrites{bad for fish} and nitrites are converted to nitrates{low levels are not harmful} in a fully cycled tank...all of my aquariums usually show a nitrate reading of around 20ppm with the exception of my heavily planted tanks which usually read 0-5ppm.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:02 AM   #3 
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It is fully cycled. and good i was sorta worried abou the ammonia reading because some people are like it need to be zero!!!!!1!!!!1!!111111lol

I just think the nitrAtes are being soaked up by the plants. i do have a few of those. Plants do love them nitrates
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Could be. Just keep an eye on the ammonia level and make sure it doesn't go over that 0.25ppm mark...anything over that and you could very well stress your fish. I'd recommend a water change now..maybe 30% or so, nothing to drastic, as I don't think your fish is in any danger right now.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:16 AM   #5 
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I just think the nitrAtes are being soaked up by the plants. i do have a few of those. Plants do love them nitrates
Plants do love them ammonias even more. Like Relic says, keep close eye out. A small mini-cycle is not uncommon, especially if your tank is only recently cycled.

Ammonia will never be 0.0ppm, but it should look like that in your test vial.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:31 AM   #6 
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thanks :D
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