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Go for 3. Hopefully that will bring your KH up to 6 drops. :D

I added 3 tsp before I left for work, around 11:30am.

This was the results around midnight:

It took 6 drops to turn the kh yellow! :nana

Soooo, tomorrow, I test the kh again, do I check the ph also?

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Go for 3. Hopefully that will bring your KH up to 6 drops. :D

I added 3 tsp before I left for work, around 11:30am.

This was the results around midnight:

It took 6 drops to turn the kh yellow! :nana

Soooo, tomorrow, I test the kh again, do I check the ph also?

Do I just check parameters every day for awhile? Next wc is due Thursday.

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I would test ammonia, pH and KH again tomorrow. Then test all of those plus nitrates Thursday before you do a WC just to see where things are. :)

Do we finally have things figured out? Now it's time to add Chiclet? :o

:rofl

:yikes We can add Chicklet?!

By the Chiclet is the right spelling, but it looks wrong. What can I say, I'm a rebel! :lol2

:thumb: @everything else.

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We can add whatever you want to call your new fish anytime. If you want to give it another week or two to establish a bit more, we can do that too.

I'm easy. :o

:rofl3

The names are pronounced the same either way, I just liked that you were spelling it the right way. ;)

I'd like to add her Friday since I have off.

Easy, eh? 415605155.gif

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Why? :idont

Why the wc or why 50%?

wc, because tomorrow will be a week since my last wc.

Last time, you had me do a 50% wc and specifically said "no more than 50%". I think because the ph from the tap was drastically different from the ph in the tank?

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Why only 50% . . . .

Remind me of your tap and newly improved tank pH. :rofl3

Tap is usually 7.4-7.6 But it was 8. last time I checked.

At the time we started adding baking soda the tank was 6. :yikes But, in the past when I tested it it was always 7.4-7.6

So far, the tank has stayed at 8 since adding bs.

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What are you adding to your tank? :yikes

:rofl

If your tap and tank are both 8, you can do 100% WC if you'd like. :D I would test them before you do the WC. As long as they are within 0.5 you can change as much as you'd like. :nana

Just don't forget the bs. :tomuch:

:lol2

The tap isn't usually 8 though. It's normally 7.4

I will def test both in the morning. ;)

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Ph this morning:

kh out of tap was one drop and out of tank 5 drops.

Ammonia 0-.25

Nitrates look to be 40? :(

Can I still do an 80%wc or should I just do a 50%wc? Is the ph close enough?

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The kh took 4-5 drops this morning. At 4 drops, it turned greenish yellow, at 5 just yellow.

I also tested Chicklet's and hers did the same at 3-4 drops.

Both Ph's look to be 8

This morning Ammonia was .25 and nitrates were 20

Roughly the same in Chicklet's tank.

I added another tsp bs to Gumdrop's tank.

Would it still be ok to add Chicklet to Gumdrop & PB's tank today?

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