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Nitrite Spike

Managed to loose the card with the different levels and colours from the water testing kit. Luckily there is the internet and a replacement card can be found. 49 more words

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Nitrites and Nitrates galore....

So after a week or so of slow building the system seems to be taking off. The nitrites are off the scale at approx 10ppm. I diluted 50/50 with water to verify this approximation. 87 more words

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Aquaponics cycling update

Today’s tests show a continued spiking in nitrite levels along with a corresponding decline in ammonia as is to be expected. The nitrate levels have increased also showing that both required bacteria are increasing their number and the bio filter is forming well. 124 more words

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Cycling full steam ahead

The pace at which the bacteria are colonizing the grow beds must be accelerating as evidenced by the two tests taken this AM and PM. 77 more words

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Bedtime Tactics etc

The bedtime tactics my eldest has to get back up after being put to bed continue to develop. His latest is “Daddy can I ask you a question?”. 341 more words

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Nitrites or not to Nitrates

The ammonia level seems to be at the 4.0 point in the system. According to the advice received from various people on the aquaponics group this is the upper end of acceptable as ammonia then becomes toxic to the bacteria that consume it. 201 more words

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Chloromines and Ammonia levels

Have been doing a little research into cycling with Aquaponics and came across some water treatment information I was unaware of. Many municipal authorities are switching their water treatment from chlorine to chloromine. 402 more words

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