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Old 12-31-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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The last few months

In short, my 10g ram biotope sprung a leak, the rams died shortly after moving them, and i have 3 nearly full size glofish as a result of breeding 2 store bought ones.

I'm down to the one 55g tank now. Inside lives: My Pleco, 5 glofish (pic is of the babies that are now full grown), 5 clown loaches (~4"), and one lone angel.

I transfered all of the plants from my ram tank into the 55g. I checked the water params today (after forgetting to change the water for weeks).

dkH: 8
dgH: 12
NO3: 50-60ppm
NH3/4: 0ppm!!

I was suprised about the 0ppm of ammonia to be honest. I guess those bacteria are really doing there job.

My concern is the rather high nitrates. I know that the plants will enjoy the higher nitrate levels, but is 60ppm a level of concern for my fishes well being?



5 clown loaches
1 common pleco
1 veiled angel
5 glofish

Tap Water: ph 7.5, 9 dkh, 11 dgh
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:48 AM   #2
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I agree that your NO3 is rather high. Considering that you got those results after a water change is cause for concern. I would suggest re-testing today to see if the plants have put a dent in it. If not, another PWC is in order.
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