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  1. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Ammonia is pretty low now.. close to 0. Nitrite is about 3.0 and Nitrate is about 25
    The guy i'm buying the Niger from is still holding him for me, I have kept him waiting a while now and don't want to loose him.. would doing a partial water change help me any to be able ad him tomorrow or this weekend?
     
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    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Btw my critters are still alive and well! 3 snails and 2 hermit crabs
     
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    Don't change any water until you have 0 Nitrite. If your ammonia is at or almost 0 then the nitrite shouldn't be too far behind. Just a little bit longer. ;)
     
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    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Thanks. Ammonia is definitely at 0 as of tonight. trite is right around 2 and trate is 15- or so.. (not sure why it seemed to be reading higher this morning)?

    I'm hoping tomorrow things are even better!
     
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    Did you say your LFS uses API tests as well? Even if they do, when you get 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite, have them double check your results. I suggest this since the API kits are less reliable and each person tests a little differently. Those 2 factors can make a difference on tests and you want to make sure your bio filter is good to go before putting a nice trigger in your tank.
     
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    looking goooooood.
    Ammonia has been at 0 for at least 4 days.. nitrite is now 'just about' 0 ... the only odd thing is the nitrate is not showing much...maybe 10?
     
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    congratulations midnight!
     
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    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    15% water change done, Niger Trigger in and happy. Protien skimmer running and have about 1/8" of skimmate already from just overnight
    Ammonia 0 - Nitrite 0 - nitrate 10 - PH 8.0
    My only concern is, should I see more nitrate then 10?
     
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    Parameters seem good to me at this stage of the game. Continue routine water changes.

    My issue is that trigger in a 90.
     
  12. Billme

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    I think you can assume at this point that your bio filter is in place, even without testing. Glad you had the patience to wait.