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Old 05-03-2011, 06:57 PM   #11
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I have never tested the ro water... that could be a problem! I will be so ticked if I have been paying 25 cents a gallon to put nitrates in my water!
Unless your tank is ridiculously overstocked, that is the only logical explanation I can fathom.
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I will test it when I get home then let you know
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I tested the RO water and it looks like it might be 2 ppm.
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I tested the RO water and it looks like it might be 2 ppm.
Hmm... How heavily stocked is your tank? It still won't budge after a 50% pwc?
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Here is a list of fish that I have in my 40 gallon tank
1 anglefish (3.5 inches long)
1silverhatchet fish
2 rosy barbs
1 glofish
2 neon tetras
2 rasporas
4 gardneri killifish
3 emperor tetras
1 german blue ram
2 SAE
And 3 amano shrimp
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Do you think that I am over stocked? I have a fluval 305 filter.
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Here is a list of fish that I have in my 40 gallon tank
1 anglefish (3.5 inches long)
1silverhatchet fish
2 rosy barbs
1 glofish
2 neon tetras
2 rasporas
4 gardneri killifish
3 emperor tetras
1 german blue ram
2 SAE
And 3 amano shrimp
I'm not the stocking police, but there's some problems there. First, GBR are very sensitive to nitrAtes so I'd expect that to become a problem soon. Also, virtually every other fish you have in there are schooling fish and should be kept in groups of 6 or more. I'd have to do the math to figure your stocking %, but I wouldn't think that's not enough to cause nitrAtes that high as long as you're doing weekly pwc's.

I really know very little about planted tanks, is it possible the ferts you're using contain no3?
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I used to have them all in schools but now they have fallen apart due to death. (I have lost some due to the nitrates and ich). Now that I think of it could paraguard have kill all of my bacteria, I also used mardel 1 and 2?
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I used to have them all in schools but now they have fallen apart due to death. (I have lost some due to the nitrates and ich). Now that I think of it could paraguard have kill all of my bacteria, I also used mardel 1 and 2?
What are your ammo and no2 levels?
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I am going to retest it right now so give me a sec.
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