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  • #304592

    Headdy
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    QUOTE(Matt @ Mar 16 2008, 07:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    How much ammonia do you need to get high Headdy?
    #304593

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Damn I was going to try it myself

    #304601

    Headdy
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    Just a little update.

    I’ve added two lots of 150 drops of ammonia to the tank so far. Nitrate reads 40ppm, while nitrite reads 0.5ppm. The pH, however, has gone through the roof. I’m not sure if this is normal, but I’m going to get a more accurate testing kit today.

    #304603

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Which way? Alkaline, I presume…

    #304608

    Headdy
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    QUOTE(Matt @ Mar 17 2008, 06:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Which way? Alkaline, I presume…

    Ah, yes. It read at least pH 9.

    #304610

    Matt
    Keymaster

    You should see that drop as the ammonia gets “eaten” by the bacteria. What are the parameters of your tapwater?

    #304619

    Headdy
    Participant

    For tap water:

    GH is 180
    KH is 240
    pH is around 7.5
    Nitrate is 40ppm
    Nitrite is 0.

    #304633

    Headdy
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    Well gosh darn. I have to start again, because it turns out that I’ve added too much ammonia. Enough ammonia to turn the liquid ammonia testing kit dark blue.

    #304634

    dunc
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    Don’t start again, just do a 50% water change or something

    #304636

    Headdy
    Participant

    I shall have to do that.
    I remember when I had the tank filled up last week (seemed so long ago!): it took a while going back and forth to fill and empty buckets of water, so I used a hosepipe fed through the window.

    #304644

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Aye mate I use a hose where possible, whilst dripping dechlorinator in to the flow.

    #304646

    keith565
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    i do the same as Dunc. so much easier.

    #304650

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Is that Dunc talking about his hose again….sigh. I´d also do as the boys suggest Headdy. With the pH issue try leaving it a few days and see if it drops naturally. If not come back to us. Your tapwater is kinda hard anyway so it shouldn´t take too long.

    #304652

    dunc
    Keymaster

    I’m ringing the NSPCA. Or the NSPCC. Or the RSPCA. Or whichever ones helps abused children!

    #304655

    Sofia
    Member

    QUOTE(Matt @ Mar 22 2008, 08:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Is that Dunc talking about his hose again….sigh. I´d also do as the boys suggest Headdy. With the pH issue try leaving it a few days and see if it drops naturally. If not come back to us. Your tapwater is kinda hard anyway so it shouldn´t take too long.
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