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Old 06-12-2013, 12:35 PM   #21
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Where would you get such a filter? Hmm...*Strokes chin*
Just to clarify, it's not on/in the tank. Attached to your water system in your house, then you add salt to the RO/DI water, measure it w/ a hydrometer to correct salinity then aerate it in a tub for 24 hrs before using in the tank. It'll be about $150-200 then installed whether you pay someone or DIY.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:44 PM   #22
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Why are my snails surviving? Also, what's a rodi filter?
There's probably heavy metals such as Copper in your tap water which is toxic to invertebrates. And come to find out, HOLY CRAP, some freshwater fish flakes have Copper!! I have a few FW tanks & one w/ shrimp. Amazing I happen to be using the right flake food for that tank that won't contaminate the water--I do give another tank the flakes w/ Copper! I'm grateful I came across that tidbit of info. AND if your tank or any of it's contents we're used, it could be leaching Copper if a copper med was ever used it in--certain items can be cleaned but some need to be tossed as they absorb the Copper. More than likely your issue is water quality. Good luck!!
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My freaking nitrate is now 80. I never saw a nitrate spike.
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My freaking nitrate is now 80. I never saw a nitrate spike.
Maybe it's all the animals dying and/or over-feeding. Gotta do some big water changes to bring that down. And ultimately, figure out your NitrAte source.
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I never fed them, my snails eat off my LR.
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I mean nitrite spike :p
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Should I take out my dead shrimp?
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I mean nitrite spike :p
I am not the cycle master... But I'd say you're cycled if your NitrAtes are that high (as long as NitrItes are zero & ammonia is zero)--maybe you missed the NitrIte spike between testings. IDK how much NitrAte snails can take, I'd say like fish, not very much-- need to get that down. With animals in there, I'd be doing PWC's to bring the levels down. And figure out what else is causing the shrimp to die before adding more. Take a water sample to the LFS & see if they can test Copper for you.

You testing Phosphates? Leaving the dead shrimp would jack that up, I'm sure. Which wouldn't be good for animals in the tank.
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Us there an API test kit for phosphate and all the rest of the stuff?
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I'm not going to use tsp water for the water change.
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