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Old 01-30-2013, 06:55 PM   #11
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I agree water changes are the best way to to bring everything beck to where it needs to be... the salt mix has calcium and all that in it and you to have to worry bout over dosing.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:14 PM   #12
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Ok thank you I was wasting my calcium. At least I got practice I do water changes weekly so it will work out.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:50 PM   #13
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I would worry about .25 Ammonia before Calcium
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I know what should I do to lover it?
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:23 PM   #15
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I would suggest not doing a water change because the benificial bacteria change the ammonia into less harmful nitrites from what i understand. The best thing i would say is to get a ammonia conditioner... would like someone to back this up first because mostly what i have read and i have only had a tank for just over a year.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:25 PM   #16
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Is the tank still cycleing because i have never had a problem with ammonia?
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:31 PM   #17
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I would buy bacteria start adding it and let the ammonia go away naturally
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:51 AM   #18
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I would suggest not doing a water change because the benificial bacteria change the ammonia into less harmful nitrites from what i understand. The best thing i would say is to get a ammonia conditioner... would like someone to back this up first because mostly what i have read and i have only had a tank for just over a year.
yes the one bacteria turns ammonia in to nitrites, then another turns nitrites in to nitrates,(there is another that converts nitrates in to nitrogen gas) most systems dont have this bacteria and that why we do water changes
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:06 PM   #20
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Ok just figured doing a water change would get rid of some of that bacteria and u would be hurting yourself.... In a situation where u need the ammonia to go down. I do 20% every 2 weeks but recently switched to every week becuase when i moved tank to new home i have had a diatom bloom. Every 2 days it seems like the tank is just covered but seems to be getting better.
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