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Old 07-08-2005, 08:14 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by steve-s
The worst your going to see from your sons "contribution" is most likely a bit of an algae bloom. Depending on the ingredient of the water he had, the most potential for harm is going to be sugars (if any). Nothing will really be harmed by it though, just a fuel source so to speak.

I would suggest adding some fresh carbon in a high flow area. It will help remove any impurities as will the water changes.

I agree, some add sugar to their tank intentionally as a fuel source to grow anaerobic bacteria for nitrates. I however don't recommend doing it.

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Old 07-08-2005, 09:39 AM   #12
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Another issue is you should be topping off the tank every day to every other day not waiting 5 weeks like you stated in your first post. As water evaporates that SG(salinity) will change and if it gets to high it will harm the critters you have in your tank.
Sounds like your tank has not fully cycled yet if your still gettign Amm readings.. Hang in there it will happen..

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