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Old 01-11-2015, 06:18 PM   #7291
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I wanted to see how my perimeters changed after a 33% WC and here are the results. Tested 0 ppm Ammonia, 0 ppm Nitrite and 30 ppm Nitrate performed the 33% WC. The tank is 55 gal heavily planted with 50 or fish and it's been in existence for 3 months. After WC I tested it again and all the perimeters were at 0 ppm. I was shocked actually. I've been performing weekly 33% WC and my nitrates usually are 20 to 40 ppm so again I was surprised to see them at 0 ppm. Here's the tube. Attachment 260756 so my question is- can I go 10 to 14 days between WC's? I normally siphon the gravel in fifths so the whole tank is vacuumed everything month and half. I also wipe the glass and every WC. My fish are :
1 angelfish
1 red tail shark
3 Boesemani Rainbows
2 Pearl Gouramis
1 dwarf Gouramis
1 Opaline Gouramis
1 Kubotai Loach
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I would double check your nitrates; that looks like a false reading to me. After a 33% change you should only see a 33% reduction in nitrates assuming theres 0ppm in your tap
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:26 PM   #7292
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I added this little guy into quarantine today. He moves soooo fast it's absurd, I couldn't even come close to getting a good picture. I've always wanted an eel so a Snowflake seemed like a good choice.




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Old 01-11-2015, 07:33 PM   #7294
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is...is that a goldfish car? Wonder how a '66 Ford would handle a conversion like that...

Kidding. So much kidding!

On another note, I love that eel! Someday I'll do salt...probably when I'm old and retired, but someday!


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Old 01-11-2015, 08:55 PM   #7296
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Cleaned small tank. Then cleaned filter inlet, so had to do another water change

Temp was 90F (32C) but all doing well. Closed curtains (again) and opened door to get some cool air in.
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:47 AM   #7297
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Weekend Fresh Water Tank Work

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Most of the weekend is spent changing out tank water. 50 percent per tank and six tanks that range in size from 20 to 60 gallons. Trimming plants is done too. The fish are thriving and love the water changes. I like to make the new water a bit warmer and add a bit of standard aquarium salt. Rumor has it that salt isn't good for fish and plants, but I don't find this to be true. I keep Danios, Swordtails, Platys, Guppies, Corydoras and Plecos. They're all healthy and I think it's due to pure water conditions and the bit of salt that keeps them this way.

Plants are fine with a little salt too. The consistently high mineral level from the water changes and the salt, keep the plants healthy as the fish. If you're having tank troubles, change out a lot of tank water weekly and add a bit of aquarium salt, a good teaspoon or a bit more to every 5 gallons of new, treated tap water. The tank inhabitants will appreciate it.

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Good info BB, I'm a bit scared to do it, would it be ok for my ground dwellers listed below??
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Good info BB, I'm a bit scared to do it, would it be ok for my ground dwellers listed below??
There's absolutely no need to add aquarium salt to have a healthy aquarium. It's best used as a treatment for some disorders rather than as a constant additive.
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Thanks Mebbid, It's just that I read salt is not good for certain ground dwellers......
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