Hello How Long Does It Take For A 40% Wc To Alter Tank Peramiters 29 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'How Do I' started by routemaster, May 5, 2019.

  1. routemasterNew MemberMember

  2. Jmason4124New MemberMember

    Generally the effects are immediate because you are physically removing them from the water column. What are the parameters?
  3. SkavatarWell Known MemberMember

    within a few seconds.
  4. angelcrazeWell Known MemberMember

    Give it a half hour with filters on to mix in the new water to get an accurate new test reading.
  5. routemasterNew MemberMember

    ammonia 5 ,nitrite 1ppm ,ph. 8.nitrates 0ppm not done the new parameters yet.

    thank you all for your input.
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  6. angelcrazeWell Known MemberMember

    Did you test your tap or source water too? I have a feeling you're trying to figure something out.
  7. RSababadyWell Known MemberMember

    If you change 40% of the water, and your source water has zero ammonia, nitrites and nitrates, than you should expect:
    ammonia 3
    nitrite .6
    ph. 8.
    nitrates 0ppm

    pH should not change unless the water hardness (GH/KH) is very different from your tank water or you add very acidic lub alkaline water totally different to your tank water. The change should be immediate.
  8. routemasterNew MemberMember

    hi RSababady,
    thank you for your reply very helpful examples going to test again/ wishing you and Warsaw a good day routemaster.



    thank you.
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  9. routemasterNew MemberMember

    Ammonia. 3 - nitrite 1. PH 8. nitrates 0. just now.