How to Carry out a Liquid Nitrate Test

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: How to Carry out a Liquid Nitrate Test

when either ammonia or nitrites get to 0.50 ppm, do a 50% water change.
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leilanellymartin replied the topic: Re: How to Carry out a Liquid Nitrate Test

I know, I said i'm doing at least 50% wc everyday anyway....
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leilanellymartin replied the topic: Re: How to Carry out a Liquid Nitrate Test

Thanks Jason, I had a feeling I just had to be patient! Not one of my strong points. Ill keep you updated, thank you for all your help :)
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: How to Carry out a Liquid Nitrate Test

Yes you are doing it right patience and consistent water change is key till it cycles when you already have a fish.. Have you ever tested your tap water?

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leilanellymartin replied the topic: Re: How to Carry out a Liquid Nitrate Test

Yep i tested my tap water, it has <.25ppm ammonia and no nitrites or nitrates that i can see :)
I dont mind the water changes, Rex actually likes it, its kinda like a game for him! chases the gravel vac around and loves the fresh water being poured near him
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re: How to Carry out a Liquid Nitrate Test

Good job, keep at it. Good to see newbies following advice.


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leilanellymartin replied the topic: Re: How to Carry out a Liquid Nitrate Test

Thanks man, this has been the most reliable website ive come across so far, since theres so many things to remember when looking after these beautiful fish, i wouldnt pass up such valuable info! Plus ive fallen in love with Rex so i want him as happy as possible :)
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Popss replied the topic: How to Carry out a Liquid Nitrate Test

Hi

i find it very surprising that its not expressed in instructions, or is confusing when compared to the rest of the other instructions, either way thank you. it would is more than likes folks are not doing it right and thinking there nitrates are fine. i did 4 tests on the wife's glow tank. one shaking as proposed, nitrates 80, 10 min later did one with out shaking before application, nitrate normal, repeated again 2 more times. same results. 95% water change later, doing the shake shake, bake bake method as here proscribed. nitrate at 5ppm.

Thank you, great stuff!!

PS: is she mad?
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Nyx replied the topic: How to Carry out a Liquid Nitrate Test

I found this very helpful. I'd like to see one on ammonia if you ever think about doing more B)

Edit: Ok just kidding. I've found several on YouTube and I'm sure they'll be helpful. But still thanks for posting this!
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OFL replied the topic: How to Carry out a Liquid Nitrate Test

Nyx wrote: I found this very helpful. I'd like to see one on ammonia if you ever think about doing more B)

Phileas should say that, I was looking for somebody to do exactly that. I would like somebody to do a good video on ammonia, nitrite and pH. But I want a decent video so I can put them on the website. I'm sure that somebody can come up with something for us.

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