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First Tank, 29 gal w/ high pH, will this be safe for an angelfish??

Discussion in 'Freshwater Newbie Forum' started by JenWit, Dec 10, 2017.

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    Well, my gh/kh test finally arrived. Here are the results from our tank:
    pH 8.4
    Ammonia 1ppm
    Nitrite >5ppm
    Nitrate 80ppm
    kh: 15 (~268.5ppm)
    gh: 26 (~465.4ppm)

    I did a 25% water change after this test since Nitrites where so high, I didn't want the cycle to stall
     
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    Do at least 25% WC every day. Do not add fish yet! You're getting closer but not there yet, Be patient, so close!
     
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    I have angels in my 125 gallon and the PH runs 8.2 consistently. They tolerate it fine. have just read about the iridovirus in the gouramis. It's a concern for me as I have recently lost one of my 3.
     
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    Good on you! I have tried to do this a few times but always vere off at some point.

    Oh man, you have great water for african cichlids! One day you should get a 75g and some purdy rift fish.

    Anyway, livebearers are an excellent choice for your water. You are close to done with your cycle, yay, but like fishorama said keeping doing the 25% changes daily to get those nitrates down. Even do a BIG water change just before adding fish to get nitrates as close to 0 as possible.

    Curious what the test results are for post softener.
     
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