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dobermansquad
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PostPosted: 2012.05.30(Wed)4:15    Post subject: Water params Reply with quote

I think I'm cycled??

Nitrite- 0
Nitrate- 5.0
Amonia- between 0-0.25
pH- between 6-6.4


What are ideal water parameters?

thanks
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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2012.05.30(Wed)5:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ammonia and nitrite should both be zero. I'd wait a little longer (assuming your test kit is accurate). Have you been testing regularly? If nitrite has already peaked and returned to zero then you should pretty much be done Smile
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PostPosted: 2012.05.30(Wed)5:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

I test daily and I haven't seen a peak in the nitrites.. I started the tank with gravel from an established tank, plus I added water conditioner the day I set it up as well.. Been up for 1.5 weeks now
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PostPosted: 2012.05.30(Wed)5:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gravel could have been enough to 'skip' the cycle.

Have you been adding a source of ammonia though?
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PostPosted: 2012.05.30(Wed)5:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I have 5 danios in there.It's a 90 gallon
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PostPosted: 2012.05.30(Wed)6:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would personally wait a little longer before adding anything else (say a week, and keep an eye on the levels). 5 small fish aren't going to make a huge impact on the readings in a tank that size. If you do decide to add some fish, remember - go slow.
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PostPosted: 2012.05.30(Wed)6:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

WIll do..Thank you for your help! I do appreciate it!
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PostPosted: 2012.05.30(Wed)6:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anytime Very Happy Keep us posted!
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