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Old 12-29-2011, 03:50 PM   #91
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This is probably a stupid question...I also got a test kit for Christmas (yay!) and I noticed that you mentioned the red tabs on the bottles. They were giving me heck, so I cut them off. Were they supposed to stay on the bottle?
Haha... My hands hurt and burned SOOOO BADLY That first night from bottle caps on and off. My fingers were half rubbed raw.. Fortunately I read the safety cap instructions on day 2 LOL and managed to get them to work normally...
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:03 PM   #92
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20g after 85% PWC

Ph-- 7.4
Am-- 0 ppm
Nitrite-- 0 ppm
Nitrate-- 40 ppm

Still unable so far to bring it under 40 ppm..
Tap has average of 20 ppm
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:01 PM   #93
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I'm in the same boat as you with high nitrates from tap. I'm going to try Purigen from Seachem to see if it helps. And more plants.
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I'm in the same boat as you with high nitrates from tap. I'm going to try Purigen from Seachem to see if it helps. And more plants.
What's Purigen?
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #95
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It's this: http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...s/Purigen.html

You put a bag of it in your filter and it's supposed to help with nitrates.
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It's this: http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...s/Purigen.html

You put a bag of it in your filter and it's supposed to help with nitrates.
Is it safe? Haven't heard about it before. After battling ignorance and the Camallanus Worm (and WINNING with one fish!) I'm afraid to do anything that will harm any of the fish. Would be interesting to find out more about it.
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There are a lot of reviews of it on Amazon. Seachem is a pretty good brand name. So I'm trying it.
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There are a lot of reviews of it on Amazon. Seachem is a pretty good brand name. So I'm trying it.
Yes that's one of the reasons I'd trust it... Seachem's name is on it
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WHOO HOO!!
Just tested my 29g and it is:

Ph-- 7.4
Am-- 0
Nitrite-- 0
Nitrate-- 10!

Last PWC was done 3 days ago.
IT ISSSSSSS POSSIBLE!
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WHOO HOO!!
Just tested my 29g and it is:

Ph-- 7.4
Am-- 0
Nitrite-- 0
Nitrate-- 10!

Last PWC was done 3 days ago.
IT ISSSSSSS POSSIBLE!
Woo hooo!! Well done!!!
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