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Should I Do A Wc Today?

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Yesterday, my water params were:

Ph: 7.7

Ammonia: Below .25

Nitrite: Below .25

Kh: 89.5

Salt: .1%

I did not do a wc yesterday, but added a double-dose of Prime.

Today, my params are:

Ph: 7.8

Ammonia: .25

Nitrite: Right at .25 (may be a tad shade lighter than .25, but close to it)

Kh: 89.5

Salt: .1%

Should I do a wc today at all, or just add more Prime? Please someone let me know! Thanks!!!

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Hi Nickie :hi

Thinking this out mathematically, (which is unusual for me - My brain and math are like oil and water!) if you had less than .25 a & n yesterday - and exactly .25 a & n today with no w/c, then they grow at about .125 per day? That could - with another day of no w/c bring them to .375 - still under .5

But fish don't do math - so they may not go along with that plan. :rolleyes:

If you doubled with prime, why not wait and test later and see how it goes? Just my opinion though.. see what everyone else says. :exactly

Debbie :heart

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The thing is, the Prime is gonna wear off in about an hour or so. It is only effective for 24 hrs. Should I go ahead and put some Prime in there now? If so, how much? Thanks, Deb!

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I have never used Prime, so I can't say for sure what's best there.

I would think it was okay - since you used it when you did water changes each day previously, right? Maybe you should wait for a more experienced Prime user. :unsure: I don't want to give you bad advice with something so important.

Deb

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I haven't checked them in two days. However, I have 5.0 nitrates out of my tap water and that was where they were at on Wednesday.

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Guest ed42d

How's your fish doing?

When I was cycling my tank, I tried to keep the nitrites at .25, but that was a fishless cycle. I think you want some nitrites to feed the bugs that create nitrates. I'm sure you'll get better advice soon. Good luck!

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My fish are doing good. No signs of stress yet. I have the tank salted at .1% right now and have had it that way since Wednesday when I did my last wc.

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I went ahead and added one dose of Prime as no one else has answered yet. :rolleyes:

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I went ahead and added one dose of Prime as no one else has answered yet. :rolleyes:

I wasn't ignoring you. I never used the stuff so I figured I let someone who has used it answer your question. :D

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I went ahead and added one dose of Prime as no one else has answered yet. :rolleyes:

I wasn't ignoring you. I never used the stuff so I figured I let someone who has used it answer your question. :D

No, Fumi, you never ignore me! :) I wasn't referring to you.

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