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Old 08-07-2006, 10:03 AM   #11
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I think I read, if they are not getting enough O2, you will see them swimming at the top of the water, breathing hard. Your trates could be the culprit. It is toxic to fish over time. How long have they been that high?
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Trates have sat around 20 for the past month, cant get rid of them. Iv'e tried everything from Amquel to a lot of PWC's. Is there anything else that can be done?
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Do you have any sponges/biowheel?
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:28 PM   #14
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I just removed my filter pad and bio wheel about a week and a half ago. I just also installed a fuge with some feather caulepra and chaeto and have been doing wpc's every week of about 15%. No idea how to lower them.
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I just removed my filter pad and bio wheel about a week and a half ago. I just also installed a fuge with some feather caulepra and chaeto and have been doing wpc's every week of about 15%. No idea how to lower them.
This will definitely help. I had biowheels and a filter pad in my tank once upon a time. It took longer than a week and a half to get the nitrates down (so give it time), but they did come down to zero.

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Thanks a lot for the replies. Hopefully I will be able to see no nitrates within time. I mean know I only have one fish in there and it mainly eats algae, so feeding shouldnt be as much.
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