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Old 07-12-2006, 05:22 PM   #11
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Gramma's get white patches on them with poor water quality. Any time my Nitrates used to climb, or pH would get off of normal, he'd start fading to pale purple in areas, mostly on top of his head. Kind of like the canary in the coalmine.

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Old 07-12-2006, 08:19 PM   #12
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Thats really interesting. Ive been fighting high nitrates for quite some time now, cant seem to kick them though. The first day that I noticed him like that, he had white patches all over his body (especially the face) and around the eyes. I mean my nitrates arent terrible (20) but they ahve been that way for a while now. I cant lower them, partial water changes (20%) every three days and nothing. The only thing is now he almost looks like the white patches may be truning into ich, not sure though. Thanks for the comment and if you know good ways to get rid of nitrate please help. Thanks.........

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Lots of LR/LS help to get rid of nitrates. Lower bioload/feedings. Diligent water changes and detritus removal.
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You might think about taking out that bio wheel, when you have enough LR in the system....I would get some other opinions first...

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