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    Added some more ball, a while ago.
    Ammonia is holding around, .50ppm, on the API liquid test. Ph 7.5 so according charts, the ammonia vs total ammonium is safe. I had to learn about it myself
    Did a first water change a week ago, nitrates were around 30ppm.
    Have about 20 .75" fry in the tank also, I guess they are less tolerant to ammonia than adults, canary in the coal mine.

    I filter sock about twice a week, then pull and clean sock, as to keep the bacteria multiplying, and messing with the science project.

    The seachem ammonia alerts are all in the safe,
    Feeding about 1tsp a day, probable 6 tsp week, as I miss sometimes.

    Waiting for the other balls to green up. Using 10, 3watt 660nm leds. Air stone, and a wave maker.

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    Maybe you don't mean 0.5 ppm ammonia... would be bad.

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    Ammonia and ammonium

    I did not like .5ppm ammonia either. Just needed more algea growing. Last water test Friday. Had ZERO ammonia.
    With nitrates. Less than 20 ppm.

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    Showing some potential, time will tell.

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    The fluidised algea Scrubber, has completely, used all the ammonia, preventing it from becoming nitrate.
    So after 2 weeks, nitrates are unchanged. I have increased the lights to 20 three watt 660nm leds, and two 10 watt 660nm cobs. All the lights are submerged. In effect it is a 4 sided box, of 8" x 20" scrubbers, with the fluidised balls continuously, harvesting algea.
    The algea gets passed through 5 compartments of fish, fry were the loose algea can get consumed. The flow then passed through a filter sock.

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    Good job. And auto feeder too.

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    Thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it.

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