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Old 06-11-2010, 01:58 AM   #11
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definitely appreciate the advice! I am gonna pick up a copper test kit tomorrow!
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:49 AM   #12
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Nice thom. Good catch.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:50 AM   #14
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Also how often are you doing PWC`s?
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:12 PM   #15
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I would check your nitrate levels and do some reading on the subject of old tank symdrone. some tanks go through this .
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When does the old tank syndrome start? Mine is 12 yrs old.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:37 PM   #17
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The build up of nitrates only happens if a person literally never, or once every 6 months/year does a PWC. Everyone on here with a tank that is more than 5 years old does their PWCs religiously.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:09 PM   #18
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Ok, sorry for taking so long. Finally bought a copper test kit and the tank has a 0ppm copper level according to the test. Also, nitrates, KH and calcium are all with in range. The thing I found is that I have between a 5.0-10ppm of phosphates in the tank and in the filtered water (not R.O.) that I use. So I am thinking this may be the issue. I recently moved in the last year and the water source has changed, probably my issue..... I am guessing I need to invest in a R.O. system to achieve 0ppm of phosphates... I change the water (try to) every week (10%) and a 20% change every two...
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Yep, you hit the nail on the head. Invest in an RO/DI unit and your problem will go away in time.
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I found this unit on ebay for a decent price. What do you guys think? Sufficient?

Portable Mini Reverse Osmosis 50GPD Water System 4stage - eBay (item 280500949107 end time Jun-30-10 14:29:59 PDT)
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