To be sure you can test for Nitrites a few hours after dosing ammonia, every hour, for about 4-6 hours. The next day test after dosing from the 6th hour to the 10th just to be sure. Could be the river water was preloaded with a fair density…"
I started my system again after killing all my fish. I have a total of 180 gals and grow media with expanded clay. I did have a float system but have taken it out and replacing the liner. During the recycling now for 5 days I have added ammonia each day and it as been consumed each day. I have no nitrites that I can measure but after 5 or so days I decided to test for nitrates and found that they were at least 40ppm. Is it possible that the chlorine bath only killed the fish and the…See More
"I have not had a good look at my catfish, so today I went out and bought a cast net. It took me several attempts to get it thrown right. I caught one fish early on and then nothing. Last cast and I caught 9 cats between 5 and 6 inches long and 2 big…"
Looks like your system initially cycled by/on the 5/15. The Nitrite spikes after this( 20/21) could be due to testing too soon after feeding. Testing to see the capability of an AP system is usually done 24 hours after feeding. The reading…"
"Right now I have two tomatoes, one pepper, and one rosemary plant in that system along with the one grape vine, do I need to expand my tank to sustain that amount of vegetation? Things have been growing well so far but they are…"
"Sorry TC. No XXXL yet Special order only.
Actually I have rather big hands and if I am careful I can get my hand down a 3" pipe in S&D. A 4" S&D gravel guard is HUGE.
There's plenty of room to grab the 2" funnel and twist…"