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Old 05-20-2004, 06:56 PM   #1
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I have a 75 gallon tank that has 105pds of lr in it. I also have a protein skimmer, and an emporor 400 hob filter running.

My qt tank is 20g and its new, it has had my fish in there for 6 days. The Nitrite, and ammonia levels wont stay down. My question is this.

Could I take the emporor 400 off the main tank and use it in the qt since it already has bacteria built up in it?

Will the main tank be fine?

Cant I buy new bio wheels for the emporor before I put it and the fish back in the main tank?

Will this help?
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Could I take the emporor 400 off the main tank and use it in the qt since it already has bacteria built up in it?

Will the main tank be fine?

Cant I buy new bio wheels for the emporor before I put it and the fish back in the main tank?
How about a different approach. Take the bio-wheel off the 400 and place that in the QT near something that moves water. Then simpley replace the bio wheel on the 400 with a new one. With the amount of LR you have, the biowheel isn't really needed anyway.

As long as copper or equivalent meds are never used in the QT, you can easily bleach/rinse/airdry the current wheel once it's done it's job in the QT and re-use it for future needs.

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I am having to use cupramine in the qt to treat for ich right now. Thas why I have all my fish in there.
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Copper can destroy the biological filter in just about any form. Cupramine is less destructive than most types of chelated or ionic forms of copper but you are fighting a losing battle. Until the treatment is over and the copper is removed, you will continue to have issues with the water quality.

Copper treated water changes

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