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Old 01-02-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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New Year! New Tank!

Something I just found out yesterday.... I have fixed my BIGGEST problem and didnt even know it WAS a problem... SUBSTRATE!! I have had play sand in my tank since the beginning... who knows WHAT it's been releasing into my tank. So, yesterday I did a complete do-over, took everything out of my tank, got ALL the sand out, cleaned my tank and put about 5-7 gals out of 10 of the old water back in after putting in the new Live Aragonite (10lbs of it) and topped off with fresh SW. It looks WAY more beautiful than before. My hermits love it lol. I also got another 1.5 lbs of LR too! So now I will go back to this new LFS I found (Petworld in Haltom city, tx) for Water testing. He said my Ammo. was actually at 0! wow, but... my nitrates and nitrites were and I quote "Off the charts"... so yeah, I will put up new pics in a couple days...

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nitrite is also toxic. play sand is not necessarily bad to use. it just doesn't buffer the ph because it's not a calcium based sand (most are silica).
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Ah ok. Oh hey btw "it" will be sent out tomorrow b/c btt I get it in the mail the mailperson will already have come-and-gone
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