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Old 03-22-2006, 09:23 PM   #1
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Hazzards of Overstocking?!

I did a 20% WC last night, and another 20% tonight. This is what I have for phosphates after both WCs! 8O

I have had no fatalities in this tank for over a year, my fish are not breathing hard... yet...

Every weekend I do a 20% WC.

I don't know what my phosphates used to be, as I just bought this test kit yesterday. I don't even want to tell you how dark it was before the wc last night...

Lessons learned:
1. Don't overstock!
2. Test, test, test! When done, test again!
3. Frequent water changes!
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:28 PM   #2
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Ouch

I just ordered that same test kit today along with some other supplies that I needed. Kinda afraid to get it now.
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:34 PM   #3
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Wow, were you having any algae or cyano issues?
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What type water are you using? Have you tested the WC water?
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Wow, were you having any algae or cyano issues?

Ya, actually, this is the post that made me buy the test - thanks to you.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...hlight=#609955

I never would have known to test for it otherwise.


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What type water are you using? Have you tested the WC water?
RO/DI water from the LFS.
Just did that test a few moments ago.
There is a bit in there too. Is that unusual?
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:50 PM   #6
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Good luck getting them under control. You can also turn to your food as a source for PO4. Feed lightly and thaw and rinse all frozen food in RO/DI water prior to adding it to the tank. Good luck in teh battle.
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I would source out some different water. Let the LFS know what you found.
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No RO/DI should not have it.
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I would source out some different water. Let the LFS know what you found.
I will, thanks.
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Yes sounds like the prob might be with the LFS water.
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