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

Burstsovenergy24

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#1
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?

:)
 

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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 :)
 

Burstsovenergy24

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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.
 

Colin

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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 :(
 

Burstsovenergy24

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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.
 

corw314

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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
 

neptune

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

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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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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)
 

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