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Old 10-25-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Hey guys I'm new to all this I have had my tank up and running for a month now after a few weeks I had 2 clown fish as I was told these would assist the tank on its cycle, unfortunately they died yesterday after a large no2 spike!! Now I'm worried how do I go about lowering the no2 without chemicals I want more fish but I don't want to kill them, any advice would be greatly appreciated
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
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search for the advice given on fishless cycling here,
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:33 PM   #3
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Water changes will help bring down your levels. Sorry about your losses.
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If I do a 30% water change with ro water I'm guessing I'll have to add salt again won't I?!?
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You will want to premix the salt in a bucket (etc.) only used for aquariums. It is best to let it age for about a week, but it can be used immediately in an emergency. You can take out however much water you want, then add your premixed saltwater.
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Can't I just take water directly from the sea? Isn't that already perfect?
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:22 AM   #7
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Can't I just take water directly from the sea? Isn't that already perfect?
Well, that water could actually contain diseases and/or pests.
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sea water will be ok as long as you go out from the coast,as for making your own 24hours mixing is enough time just match salinity and temp.
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