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Old 03-12-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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Raising NO2

A couple days ago I cut my toastood to make it smaller. The 8 smaller pieces that were cut from it are held down with toothpicks. Before I cut it, I measured my NO2 and it was zero. Today it is about 0.3. Apart from a raised NO2 my skimmer also stopped skimming.

Can someone tell me if the toastood is releasing something into the water that is causing these problem?
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Old 03-13-2006, 05:45 PM   #2
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I'd guess it's shedding some cells and intercellular fluid at the site of injury. Hopefully in a few days it will heal the wounds and everyting will go back to normal.
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