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  1. I’d wait on adding sand til the worms are no longer noticeable... PS. I love your statement in your signature
  2. I agree. My tank pH is 8.2 and has been for 10+ years . . . .
  3. It's been a looooong time since I've used PP but I would be more concerned about aeration if I had fish in there. I think the movement of your filters will suffice. I don't think you'll need to monitor for 15 hours. Organic material in a pond will make the solution turn from purple to brown much much much more quickly than a barebottom tank. I'll be surprised if you need to redose at all. Your calculation is correct. Again, I wouldn't worry about the precise volume, especially since there aren't fish in there. When I used it without fish, I simply added some PP til I thought the tank was "purple" enough. I'm so scientific. I used Prime to neutralize it if I remember correctly . . . so I'd follow the directions of the hydrogen peroxide. I would do a large WC (as much water as you can get out) then dose ammonia.
  4. Woo hoooo!!!! Is there anything better than a cycled tank?! A cycled tank without worms. If it was me, I'd run PP through BEFORE I added any sand or did your big overhaul. Are we sure the PP will kill the worms? (Just asking, I know nothing about detritus worms ). Is there anything in the tank living other than the cycle?
  5. Ooooohhh!!!!! That makes more sense then. I was wondering why there was ammonia in that last pic. No, perfect!! Now let's wait and see . . . .
  6. I would add ammonia but not a lot. Shoot between 0.25 and 0.50. The worms didn't mind the nitrite.
  7. That is a lot of diatoms! Do you have a light on the tank? That's a huge tank!! I was going to suggest warming some water on the stove to add in with your cold tap water to keep the temp from dropping so low but that'd be a lot of water! After your next WC, don't add any ammonia and test the nitrite. Let's see how far down it goes with a WC. You may want to skip adding ammonia . . . Are you getting any nitrate?
  8. Congrats!! And I thought I was going to win with my 2 entries!
  9. Those numbers all seem good to me. 18* is on the cooler side though . . . How many gallons is the tank and how much water are you changing at once? What filter(s)/media do you have?
  10. The nitrite phase seems to last forever. Sky high for weeks then, boom they will drop quickly.. Hang in there!!
  11. I don't think it looks like a parasite either. It looks to me to be a bacterial infection that is oozing, kind of like a pimple. What is the consistency of the "white parasite" you pulled out? Was it firm or soft?
  12. Pretty sure I'm gonna win this with my 2 posts I have so far!!
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