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Old 11-07-2014, 01:25 PM   #11
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I am giving this every two days to my cleaner fish. Should I stop until nitrate is below 20?
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Old 11-07-2014, 01:28 PM   #12
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You just need to do water changes to lower the nitrate.

I am wondering if the old water you got from the previous owner was very high in nitrates.
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Hmnm I did a test when I lost my first angel. 3 days after I receive it. And nitrate was zero. Remember I had to replace at least 50% water with fresh one. In my first week I did a mistake. I puted nutrafin cycle like if it was new and if it was a 50gallon tank. Previous owner told me it was a 55gallon. . I don't know if it could afect the nitrate in the cycling process?

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Can we do multiple water change in the same week without stressing the fish to much?

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Old 11-07-2014, 02:42 PM   #15
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Can we do multiple water change in the same week without stressing the fish to much?
Yes, you can do them daily or even more frequently if you need to.

Have you tried testing your tap water for nitrates? Is it possible that the issue is actually in the source water?
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:30 PM   #16
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OK thanks. I will test my water. I have the mini master kit for testing.

I like this forum. It help me to learn. There's so much to learn.
Thanks again. I will let u know the result of my test.

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I did the test and nothing in my water source. I think maybe I am overcrowded and maybe we are Lil overfeading. I don't know what could do that !

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Old 11-07-2014, 04:22 PM   #18
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So you have 8 small fish, an angelfish and a pleco.

How big is the pleco?

It doesn't real sound overcrowded unless the pleco is huge.
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I have 4 very small (guppy + tetra rummynose). 2 small tetra. 2 small medium gold barb and 1 angel medium size. My pleco is about 7 inches. /total around 25 inches of fishes.


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I just remember that when I change my filter that the carbon filter was installed reversal. Blue carbon was on the side of the bio fiber. It was dirty too. Both of them actually I rinsed the bio with some used tank and I changed the carbon one. Will defenetly do another test tonight and tomorrow...

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