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Old 12-15-2015, 08:18 PM   #1
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what are normal parameters for an ESTABLISHED tank

arent there going to be at least some nitrate/nitrite/ etc present? I also use real ocean water I buy in boxes online to do water changes.
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Nitrate YES
Nitrite NO
if Ect, means ammonia NO
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Old 12-16-2015, 08:14 PM   #4
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Nitrate YES
Nitrite NO
if Ect, means ammonia NO

ammonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrite - 10-20 ppm

is that acceptable, ok? i hear some people say 0, and others say .25-3 is ok. confusing..

its been a week since water change
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Maintaining Proper Water Quality in the Home Aquarium -- this chart differs from the one above that was posted.
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But apparently my ammonia is 0.1 according to the LFS. lost a Potters angel to a recent addition to a tank with some other fish. The other fish are ok. Couldn't get a refund over 0.1. Sucked. Does this even make such a difference? Those API DIY kits don't even reach that high. They go from 0 to 0.25 and according to me it was 0.


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They wouldn't refund because of a .1 ammonia reading? Sounds like a great way to never give refunds. A new addition or dead fish would almost expect a very minor ammonia reading as the bacteria in the tank would need to adjust.
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They wouldn't refund because of a .1 ammonia reading? Sounds like a great way to never give refunds. A new addition or dead fish would almost expect a very minor ammonia reading as the bacteria in the tank would need to adjust.

Yeah I agree. But something must have been up with my tank. I removed my dead potter right after it died. When I got back home after a day my black and white damsel of 7 years did not look good and later found him dead. My Singapore angel was not well and I didn't think he would make it. I did a water change and added some beneficial bacteria and double dose of Prime to the tank that my store had suggested. This morning he was dead. Hope this is the end. I have never experienced such a die off!!




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How long was the tank running?


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7 years without anything like this.

Starting a new thread. Came home to another one. :-(

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