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Old 01-31-2011, 02:46 PM   #1
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I tested my water today could someone tell me if these numbers are ok? If not how and what should I do to get them right. I just did a water change yesterday. About 4 gallons.

Nitrate 40 ppm
Nitrite 0ppm
Alkanlity 300 ( kh ) pmm
Ph 7.8

I'm using jungle 6 in one quick dip strips

If there is something better out there to test water please do suggest
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I have upgraded to a 75 gallon now. I don't know how to change it in my profile.
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I would use chemical test like API water test. Strips are so unreliable. How long has your tank been set up.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:55 PM   #3
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I tested my water today could someone tell me if these numbers are ok? If not how and what should I do to get them right. I just did a water change yesterday. About 4 gallons.

Nitrate 40 ppm
Nitrite 0ppm
Alkanlity 300 ( kh ) pmm
Ph 7.8

I'm using jungle 6 in one quick dip strips

If there is something better out there to test water please do suggest
Thanks!

I have upgraded to a 75 gallon now. I don't know how to change it in my profile.
Woah. Your Nitrates and Phos are pretty high for a 75g. We need some more information before you can get help.

Here's a couple questions to start off with.

Water change schedule?
How often are you feeding and how much?
What do you have livestock wise?
Are you using RO/DI water?
What are you using for filtration?
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:23 PM   #4
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I'm feeding them once a day. It's up for about 2 months now I had upgraded my 29 gallon. I had my 29 for almost a year. I have a aquaclear 110 filter. I have updated my livestock and info in my profile.
I will be getting a skimmer soon. Just looking at which one to get. Is my live stock too much? Should I do another water change? I do a water change weekly.

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That aquaclear will not be able to handle your bioload. How often do you change out the media in that?

I would keep up with the water changes until you can come up with an alternative. I would suggest getting an overflow, sump and a decent skimmer to go along with it.

How much are you feeding daily?

Also, are all of your fish accounted for? Even dead snails can cause your water quality to go out of whack.
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4 gallons isn't a big enough water change,10-15% weekly
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Would you know about how many gallons is 10 to 15% for. 75 gallon? Thanks
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Sorry...missed the 4 gallon thing. 10-15 gallon is good till you get your nitrates/phosphates down. Then tone it down to just 10. But you still have to pinpoint what is causing those numbers.
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Could it be the flow? I have two korlia 4 but just running one at the moment cause it seems to much flow and the fishes stay on one side. Could I be feeding too much at one time? Maybe I'll cut down and see if that makes a difference. I'll also do a water change tomorrow and then check the numbers. I saw one dead crab not sure if it's a molt or a dead one. Could that be it? It says PH should be 8.2 and mine is 7. Whatever...so how do I fix that?
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