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  1. I have a maxspect xf230 that was used 4 months at 40% plus extra cages and bushings for it. If interested make an offer.
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    Par meter

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    Par meter

    Does anyone know if a lfs that rents out par meters before I rent it from brs... I live in N Ridgeville, OH. Thanks guys
  4. That doesn’t help that makes it worse ... seriously though, I think I may add more and see if it reduces to 0 in 24hrs. My water has been cloudy for some time now and I’m not sure what the problem is??? Water was clear for the longest time then got cloudy now for about 2 weeks so who knows. If it’s a bloom and it will eventually work itself out I figure I can test ammonia still.
  5. So my nitrite is finally going down towards 0, but I haven’t added any ammonia for almost a week now. Once everything is 0 should I still do the 24 hour test a couple times to make sure my tank can process 1-2 ppm ammonia in one day. Or should I call it cycled???
  6. Soo, I tested with salifert and nitrite was 0.2 go figure. I didn’t think the two would be so far off but I guess it is. I will dose some ammonia and test again tomorrow And if all is well I maybe add a fish Sunday. After another water change to lower nitrate
  7. I did just buy salifert test I’ll check water when I get home and yes I did add bottled back
  8. Nitrite has stayed at 2 almost the whole time cycling. Nitrate is increasing so that tells me some nitrite is being converted but my test is not showing it. I haven’t dosed ammonia because my thought was that ammonia is converting into nitrite quicker then nitrite was converting to nitrate.
  9. Yes nitrates do seem to climb they were almost 100 before the large water change then the other times I tested they were 25 then 50
  10. So I’ve been cycling my tank for almost 7 weeks now. I had no problem with ammonia conversion but nitrites seemed sky high. After week 4 I did a huge water change and dosed ammonia again at 2ppm. After 2-3 days it was basically all converted as usual, but my nitrite has been 2-5 on api test since. I haven’t added any ammonia since and did a 30% water change to try and bring nitrites down a little. That was a week ago, nitrite still around 2 and now my water is a little cloudy I’m assuming because bacterial bloom. Should I leave everything alone? Is my ammonia bacteria dying? Should I do another small water change? Help!!!
  11. Because I’m using the api nitrite test kit I’m driving myself crazy trying to decide if it’s 2 or 5 lol. My girlfriend says it’s 2 every night so that’s what I’m going with. I guess in a couple more days if nothing happens I can change a little bit of water and see where that takes me
  12. So my nitrites have been at 2ppm for the last 5 days and I’m ready to scream!!! My ammonia tested 0 today so I added a little, I hope it doesn’t raise my nitrite more. If I understand this right if nitrite raises too high it will stall the cycle??? I’ve been trying to find some info on how long nitrite takes to drop but can’t seem to find anything so I guess i just keep testing and wait
  13. Definitely salifert the lfs was out of the ammonia test kit tho that’s why I bought the api.
  14. Just a little update on my cycle. I decided to dump the bottle of bio spira I had into the tank on day 10 due to the ammonia staying at 2ppm for like 4 days. I’m really hating the fact I bought the api test kit, and I knew better then that. As of tonight my ammonia was 1ppm and I now have nitrite at 1ppm also. So things are moving along
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