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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #506

> Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 01:54:15 -0400
> From: Amy <amyh at atl_mediaone.net>
> Subject: cloudy tank observation part II
> I tested the water in the heavily planted cloudy, horrible-looking 125
> aquarium-from-hell and found no ammonia and no nitrites. After five
> weeks of cloudiness, I'm beginning to think the tank has cycled and the
> cloudiness is from something else.
> Has anyone else had this experience?

If you are trying to monitor the nitrogen cycle in a properly set up new planted 
tank, you need a very accurate test kit. The ammonia and nitrite spikes are very 
low. Most run-of-the-mill test kits will not register these low levels. 

George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)