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Old 11-02-2011, 09:01 PM   #1
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Tank crash, please help i have no idea what to do and things are facing death

you all know i was without power for 3 days, when i got it back i ran the light filter and heater. I have been testing the water, no amo, trates 10(ish)
but trites 1 ppm

please help is there anything i can do to stop the loss of life??????
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:06 PM   #2
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keep the water moving
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how will that help, i have a filter running, should i also put in the air raider,
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I would execute a water change if possible. Sorry about your situation.
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i have 5 gallans of water that was in the tank and three gallons of unused saltwater, which is better?
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By keeping the water moving your rebuilding any loss of the bacteria needed to keep the nitrites nitrates and ammonia at 0. You're basically going through a mini cycle, water changes would be a good idea if the bacteria can't keep your parameters at a safe level. Just keep everything going, and keep testing the water.
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i have 5 gallans of water that was in the tank and three gallons of unused saltwater, which is better?
I would do a 3 gallon water change now and make more if possible.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:43 PM   #8
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Not to change the subject or jack your thread, but my power came back. ALOT of dieoff, should be experiencing my own mini cycle soon. Really looking forward to it haha
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did a 35%wc
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I would think you'd be fine with a heater and a power head. That's all I ever do. I have had power outages for 3 days many of times. In the middle of winter to
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