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Old 07-25-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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Nitrates Tank

My tank is clear as can be, everyone is healthy and
my nitrates are off the charts. Or is the API test not
up to par? Just wanted to share my pic and another
funny thing is my starfish and fancy snail were
fighting for dinner last nite!! The snail won. I fee
the star a fish about once a week and the snail
smells it somehow. He stays under the sand until
I feed and up he pops!!
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:37 PM   #2
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Do check with another kit ... tests tend to expire about 6 months after opening (this came directly from API , when I had issues)
It is possible to be correct however if you can cross test this will tell you where you are
In another post that you had you said you had a canister filter , remove the foam and clean it , if possible get either a HOT filter or change your foam out monthly ... along with a few good size H20 changes to bring it down ...
I agree with the others too your bioload is maxed out
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I intend to do just that and take a sample to the LSF tomorrow. It can't have
gone that far up in a week. from almost zero to off the chart! I probably have
had the kit that long. I have been doing this since October 09 and it has become
an obsession. My husband never sees me anymore.
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Actually it is amazing how quickly things can go askew ... especially in a newer tank
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