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Old 04-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #41
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Guess I misunderstood. Sorry... different definitions of "...bring it up to XXX" I guess.
Hey Kurt, if you misunderstood it then I'm glad you brought it to my attention before Bonnie misunderstands it too.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:04 PM   #42
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I retested the tank 3 hours after the water change and nitrates are still at 80. Does it take a long time to go away?

How often should I do a water change?

Also, I have this Instand Ocean brand Natural Nitrate Reducer. Is it safe to use this now? It says to toss in 10ml for a 10g tank and to double it when nitrates are really bad. How often should I use it? The bottle doesnt say.
I am not famliar with that product so I can't say. If you were just cycling your tank and had no animals in there you could do a 50% water change, but since you have them in there I would not add anything to the tank and just do a 20% water change every other day and that should bring it back down.
If Kurt would chime in he knows how to do the Math...
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:07 PM   #43
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I can't remember but are you using RO/DI water? If not then test your tap to see how much nitrates are coming right off the faucet....
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Yeah, I have RO/DI from the LFS
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To be honest, after all the lies your lfs has told you, i'd test the water next time.
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Good point. You will all be happy to know I bought a refractometer! Woohoo. Salinity is still 1.021

I also met with the other private fish guy running a small store out of his house. He was an awesome help to me and he gives away Ro/Di water so I can get it there next time.

My snails are hiding again right now same as when this problem started. So even though the water is testing okay, something is definately going on. Wish I could figure it out. I have these wierd thingies in the tank. Posted them on the indentification thread but no one identified them yet. Wonder if whatever that is, is having any effect.

Oh....I gave that guy my damsel as well.
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Good! Slowly raise that salinity. Aim for 1.024-1.026.
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Did you buy it from the new reefer guy. hahaha...good one...Reefer Guy!!! lol
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Yep, from the new reefer guy lol
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