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I just got done testing my water and I was hoping someone could help me decipher what the results mean.

 

My pH has gone up to 8.4 and ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels have all dropped to 0.

 

I’m still using the API test kit for now.

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Clown79
2 hours ago, Ronin859 said:

I just got done testing my water and I was hoping someone could help me decipher what the results mean.

 

My pH has gone up to 8.4 and ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels have all dropped to 0.

 

I’m still using the API test kit for now.

Ammonia and nitrite being 0 after cycling is what you want. If you saw both rise and fall to 0, that's the normal process.

 

The only thing I can think of that would cause the nitrate to drop, is algae using up the available nutrients.

 

Depending on how you cycled, will depend on your levels. Most with dry rock dose ammonia like Dr Tim's and bacteria, you want 2ppm of ammonia to process in 24hrs.

 

Ph fluctuates all day long, effected by photosynthesis. 

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Coinee

Your pH can also change if you have the tank near vents or open/closed windows (pure air and carbon dioxide affect pH).

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Ronin859

I noticed my first little bit of green algae today.

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Ronin859

Did a good cleaning today (Rock, Filter, and Sand) and did a 5 gallon water change.

 

Took some advice and ordered an Inkbird Temp Controller tonight.

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