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You are supposed to view the tubes from the side. Some people here have recommended looking down through the tube to see if (for example) there is really a trace of green in the ammonia test. You can't compare that color to the chart. It's just shows it is not zero.

So you have nitrate, but less than 5 ppm. That is very good.

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You are supposed to view the tubes from the side. Some people here have recommended looking down through the tube to see if (for example) there is really a trace of green in the ammonia test. You can't compare that color to the chart. It's just shows it is not zero.

So you have nitrate, but less than 5 ppm. That is very good.

Thank you. I do usually view them from the side, but in this example I was looking for that trace of orange by looking down as you stated above regarding the ammonia. I am relieved to see the nitrates...even if it is just a trace. :)

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Interesting food for thought.....

After running a very strict routine for many years, or maybe better said running a tight ship. Ohwell you get my drift i suppose..... :)

I came to the conclusion that the water and the fish react to any change i make in this routine or the setup. Thats it.

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I did a 75% water change on Friday. Brought ammonia down to 0. Today, 3 days later, ammonia is between .25 & .5, nitrites still zero, nitrates almost .5. Not quite, but definitely orange, not yellow

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Today my readings are:

ammonia: .25ppm

nitrites: .25ppm

nitrates: 5ppm

Should I prime and let it brew or do a large WC? My last WC was 75% five days ago.

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Nitrates probably 5 not .5?

Yes, you are right. I am a moron...it is not quite 5ppm...

Youre not a moron. I was just pointing it out in case you didn't realize it. Others may not realize it either. No biggie.

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Well, unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to do the water change yesterday, but plan to do one this evening.

But I have good news!

Today my ammonia is at 0! I even looked straight down the tube to see if there was any hint of green in the color and it was a bright yellow!

Nitrites still .25 and Nitrates still 5.

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Update:

Today's readings are

ammonia - 0

nitrites - 0 :nana

nitrates - 5

My last water change was about 80% 4 days ago! At that time nitrites were .5.

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