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Old 07-13-2013, 10:59 AM   #41
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mr saltwater tank did a test on this and adding the conditioners increases the tds of the water so no, use at least ro water but ro/di id best
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:05 PM   #42
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So my friend I did the tank for put a catfish in the tank. I told him there was no way that his tank cycled. But he is telling me all the test were good i cant see this being right.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:13 PM   #43
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I see on some forums people are running them externally. I've never done so myself.
There is no way this could happen? Right? A full cycle in less then 2 weeks?
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:20 PM   #44
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Very, very unlikely unless some kind of BB product was added. They say readings are "good"...what are they exactly for the last couple days? Zero ammonia and zero nitrites with elevated nitrates is a good sign.
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So my friend had gotten feeder fish(killies) for his tank. They are very small fish. So this is what happened. He never blocked off the u shape hole to the left.

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So they went into the drain. Through the piping.

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Into the filter sock and caused it to clog and overflow. He was wondering where all the water went and why his return pump was sucking air. He was like dam this thing evaporates really quick. Then His daughter goes into her room that is directly under where the tank is and she was like daddy I think the ceiling is going to collapse. Now he has to replace some Sheetrock and paint. Lol. That u shape hole is now closed off so that will not happen again.
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That U shaped hole is supposed to be where the return goes. Where is the return?
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:15 PM   #47
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That U shaped hole is supposed to be where the return goes. Where is the return?
I only put one return in. On the other side. That was not an updated photo. Lol.
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