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The methods we use in the hobby are not enough sensitive according to either free or total ammonia. I know that - therefore i have not test ammonia ever (with hobby tests) With lab equipment - I have done it for a living during several years. According to test if the nitrification cycle is completed or not - there is one test that can be used. The nitrite test. It works and normally it is sensitive enough. You can use hanna Checker here but there is a lot of colour tests thats is good too. Some ntrite - you alway have (0.02 - 0.05)@Lasse I do understand your reasoning on not checking ammonia because of the difficulty to check it.
I just wanted to know if you ever actually have check ammonia and how it tracks out in relationship to nitrites in your testing?
Really do appreciate you taking the time to write this up.
In case anyone missed it heres those weights and measures we can use to fine tune feeds to match our particular bioloads.
Ridiculous to think of the possibilities and ways we could use this when applying different means and methods to building and stocking a tank.