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    Whats a quick/easy/cheap way to get ammonia levels down to zero? Or any advice considering amonia levels could really help me out.
    My nano has a level of one right now and i don't know why.
    I started it and it was barely above zero but after a week it was at .5 now it is at 1.0.
    I don't know how this is going to affect the live rock or damsels I have in there.
    (added last week 6lbs live rock, 3 damsels)
    thank you
    -Adam

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    jojo22 - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    What you are experienceing is the nitrogen cycle. After your ammonia spikes your nitrite and then nitrates will spike alse. once your nitrates come down your cycle is finished or close to finished.
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    RHAPALA - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    YUPPERS I CONCUR WITH ABOVE STATEMENT

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    thanks guys! i'll watch my nitrate.
    -Adam

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    jojo22 - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    I wouldn't add anything else untill your levels even out. The tank is only about a month old right??
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    Iconz - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    ^^ I agree with joe. Don't add anything for a few weeks... Let your bio filter catch up.

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    ok its hands off for a couple of weeks. I've heard bad stories about people who rush their tanks :-p
    thank you guys
    -Adam

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    hummer - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    some one here on CR says only bad things happin fast take it slow
    :: hummer :nemo

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