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Old 12-30-2004, 01:29 PM   #11
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sorry. kept on getting errors when replying didn't mean to replay 3 times.
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Old 12-30-2004, 02:29 PM   #12
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the ph is a little high, a water change may bring it down a bit. Optimal PH is 8.1-8.4, but I don't think thats the issue.
Do you have any powerheads? If so you may want to point them towards the surface to get better gas exchange. Like srgetz stated, if you have a glass top, you may want to remove it (or part of it) and relacement it with eggcrate. Will also help with improving the gas exchange.
Do you have a skimmer? That along with water changes can help bring the nitrate down as well.
My feeling is that it may be the high temp, see what lowering it does.
As for the algae, do you have a PO4 test kit? High phoshate is usually the culprit with an algae outbreak. Hermit crabs and snails will help a little, but to solve it, you need to find the source.
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:09 PM   #13
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I don't have a skimmer, i have a canaster type pump that has 1 power head at the top. The fish look better since i got the ph on and cleaned it out. Thanks for the help the little guy is going to be alright PS. Should i change the water with the levels mentioned above? thanks.
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Old 12-31-2004, 02:45 PM   #14
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Yes do a water change to bring down your nitrates. They are way to high. Mine are below 10. About the yellowish tint, i have one too but my water is in pristine condition. I dont know wut it is. Maybe the lighting. Oh well

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Old 12-31-2004, 02:51 PM   #15
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I agree that Nitrate level is a killer I suggest getting an inexpensive fish to help cycle the tank like a damsel or something. paying like 15 bucks a throw for clowns is alot. Doing 10% water changes every other day will help bring it down.

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i already have damsels.why swould you want me to add more damsels? everything is still alive. i'll do the water changes. thanks i'll let you know how it goes. has anyone everused one of the canaster pumps that i have? are they worth a darn?? the aquarium i have is called the tropicaquarium 68. thanks.
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I didnt know you already had damsels you didnt post your tank stock. But goodluck.
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