Update!!! on The Agent's Tank (Tank readings)

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  1. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Ive been meaning to get this on the web for a few days but I havent gotten around to it. :?

    2-2-04
    10:09 PM
    Copper - 0 ppm

    2-2-04
    10:21 PM
    Phosphate - .15 ppm

    2-2-04
    10:33 PM
    Calcium - 350 ppm

    2-2-04
    10:41 PM
    Alkalinity - 3.4 milli equivalents

    2-2-04
    10:53 PM
    Ammonia - .25 ppm

    2-2-04
    10:53 PM
    Nitrite - .25

    2-2-04
    11:02 PM
    Nitrate - 15 ppm


    Anything wrong?

    :)
     
  2. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Its starting to get there, what stock do you have in the tank just now?

    Lets see if we can get the ammonia and nitrite to zero :)
     
  3. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Ive 6 mollies, about 30-40 blue leg hermits, 6 red leg hermits, 3 emerald crabs, and a brittle star.

    They probably are at 0 now because I took that test the 2nd. Ill go check em in a bit.
     
  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    That should be enough to mature the tank well, just post the new results later.. I'm off to work now :(
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    :(

    Im off to go check.
     
  6. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Well I know itll be awhile before you get this Colin but the Ammo and Nitrite were still at roughly .25 ppm. :?

    Also when I mix the chemicals from the Ammo is makes a thick soup. Is it supposed to? It is the Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Saltwater Master Test kit.
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    That's the same test kit I have. I noticed that too that sometimes at first it looks soupy but then clears up.

    Carol
     
  8. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Guys drop the first drops in really fast before shaking and the cloudiness should disappear. Hopes that helps! :)
     
  9. NickA5582

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    Do octos have a requirement for calcium?
    For the ammonia, I've had some success with Prime, but nothing beats water changes. :)
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    I dont know about the calcium but I just got it in case. :)

    Carol,

    I left it overnight and it has cleared up. Thanks! :D
     
  11. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Octos will get enough calcium just from the salt mixture if you are doing regular water changes, they dont need any extra added in, unless you have them in with huge amounts of corraline algae or hard corals (not recomended)
     
  12. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Yeah. You just had it on the Equipment checklist so I picked it up. :)
     
  13. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Ok these are the results of the 12th:


    2-12-04
    11:01 PM
    pH - 8.2

    2-12-04
    11:10 PM
    Nitrite - 0 ppm

    2-12-04
    11:15 PM
    Ammonia - 0 ppm

    2-12-04
    11:15 PM
    Nitate - 25 ppm



    WHOOHOOO! 8)
     
  14. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Looking really good for the 29th!!!!!! 8)
     
  15. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Yep, sure is. :D
     

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