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Buffalofishguy

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Alright let me post an update...

So I went out and bought some Tetra Safe Start and poured it in the tank. I also bought a better water condition vs. the strips. Water in Upstate NY has a high hardness to it but an average carbonate hardness to it as an FYI.

Now after a few weeks...here's my conditions...

Ammonia = 0
= 0
= 0
= 7.4

I haven't cleaned out my Fluval and I only have one fish in the tank currently until this all gets sorted out so I'm not too concerned about that.

What should my next steps be? Should I be concerned about my pH rising? Is that normal after the Safe Start which I put in two weeks ago? Why have my Nitrates not moved? What is the optimal level of Nitrates?

As always...thanks to all of you for the advice.
 

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You need to be adding ammonia as a source for the bacteria to feed on.
If you haven't added it, and it's been more than 48 hours, the SafeStart bacteria has died.
 

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Op has a fish in the tank so is doing a fish in cycle.
 

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david1978 said:
Op has a fish in the tank so is doing a fish in cycle.
Oh, well then that's good.
I didn't see that mentioned.
 
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