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Old 06-03-2011, 06:14 PM   #71
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How many gallons?
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:15 PM   #72
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ammonia and nitrites are evil and if you ever have any you need to pwc as soon as you can. I'd do a regular size pwc. It wil lower your trates as well.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:16 PM   #73
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Like ten gal?
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:17 PM   #74
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Sounds good. Thats about what you should be doing weekly so you can get used to it. LOL
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:52 PM   #75
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Hopefully it'll b less frequent than every other day like I have been! Lol. But I just did the change and the ammonia is down to zero, 0 trites and 40 ppm for the trates, so were looking ok, what's the next step now?
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Your nitrates didn't go down with the pwc? Just be ready for another pwc if theres any more ammonia. Otherwise i would say pick your day and do your change then, like Sunday.

Are you mixing your own water or buying premade? i can only imagine if you are buying how much this will all cost in the end.

Your fish are still doing well, correct? No weird behavior or at the surface?
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:31 AM   #77
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Ok cool , I'm buying RO and mixing my own salt so it's not too too bad! But I need to get my ro unit hooked up! There's just no room in the apartment, fish seem to be doing good eating and swimming lively, I dunno why the trates haven't come down to zero yet?! I've change almost the full tank in the past few days! What do you thinks causing it to stay up?
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have you tested your RO water? I was getting ro for awhile that had trates and phosphates in it.

Just keep an eye on that ammonia. With another pwc tomorrow you should drop your trates some. It's takes ALOT to get them to 0, it took me months on my 55g to get them there. In my cube I still run with 10ppm.
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I tested my ro the first time I mixed it and everything was 0 and I get it from the same place so o figured I wouldn't bother anymore lol, would you suggest that I test it everytime? Also that brown algae I was talking about is covered in little gas bubbles and they are releasing and floating to the top of the tank what's up with that?? The surface of the water has a film of junk on the top too is this normal? Also I had a question on reading my test results the nitrate test is very hard to distinguish between the reds, do u press the glass vial right up against the white comparison card or do you hold it off the card slightly because I color differs quite a bit? Either way if the test is red it's not a good thing so I guess it doesn't matter much lol today's test results are
Ph:8.3
Am:0
Trite: 0
Trate: 40
How am I looking? Lol I'll put up a pic of the air bubbles so u know what I'm talking about, the fish are still very active and attacking the food I put in once a day so that's good too I hope
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Sounds good, no more ammonia. I would still do your pwc tomorrow. I read the nitrate test held a bit away from the card, it's seems to be accurate that way when I corss reference with my salifert test.

I wouldn't test the water each time, but every once in awhile wouldn't hurt. If they don't change their filters those nasties can get by.

I'm not sure about the bubbling algae, I haven't seen that in my tanks. :-(

Glad your fish are doing well, your working hard at it and that's admirable. Some people just give up on their pwc's and hope for the best.
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