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Old 12-01-2008, 02:14 AM   #1
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sick fish.... nitrates help?

Hey everyone, emergency!!!!... one of my fish is laying on the bottom of the tank, just breathing. He has been very inactive for the last couple of days and i just tested my nitrates. They are very, very high, I feel like i failed my aquarium, but does any one know of any techniques to reduce nitrates ASAP at midnight? thanks
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sick fish, High nitrates help!

Hey everyone, emergency!!!!... one of my fish is laying on the bottom of the tank, just breathing. He has been very inactive for the last couple of days and i just tested my nitrates. They are very, very high, I feel like i failed my aquarium, but does any one know of any techniques to reduce nitrates ASAP at midnight? thanks
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water change asap
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its a 30 gallon reef tank... how much should i change?
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Partial Water Change!!! how high are they? Or if you have any Amquel+ laying around that would work for a quikc fix until you can do a PWC.. But to be honest it sounds like it is too late to save that fish. But get the nitrates down before others start to die too.
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Change 9 gallons, make sure the temp, ph and salinity matches!

Partial Water Change!!! how high are they? Or if you have any Amquel+ laying around that would work for a quikc fix until you can do a PWC.. But to be honest it sounds like it is too late to save that fish. But get the nitrates down before others start to die too.
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well I only had water available to change 3 so i have done that. Im going to do another 6 then. How does that sound, although im not confident the fish will make it. I still want to fix things
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whats the reading now?
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well I only had water available to change 3 so i have done that. Im going to do another 6 then. How does that sound, although im not confident the fish will make it. I still want to fix things
10% is better than nothing. What were your nitrates at before the change? And after the pwc?
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My readings were at 160 the first time, and last tuesday they were at 10 just after my 10% water change that i do weekly. The second reading was just slightly different coloured after my water change tonight. My gf has fead them alot of mysces shrimp and seaweed and lettuce though lately. I shall continue with another water change though
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