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« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2015, 10:56:25 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2015, 11:02:53 AM »

Thank you! TwoTankAmin will keep this calculator as most handy! Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2015, 11:39:48 AM »

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« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2015, 11:40:52 AM »

https://www.dropbox.com/s/24fda0mzw9rld2x/DSC_0111.JPG?dl=0   One more! Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2015, 02:39:49 PM »

Just performed a 50% water change on my tank, because I got a higher Nitrate reading on my API kit, I checked it twice and had tripled to 3 ppm in a day!! I gave the filter a squeeze also and added some more biological enhancer which eliminates Nitrates, Just tested it again and now has gone to 0 ppm also noticed I have some new algae growth, I'm not sure if I should be worried? It's not the normal green Varity it's yellow/gold mustard in colour and flat, there is not much now!
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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2015, 02:52:33 PM »

Using a conditioner which removes chlorine and chloramine is good because I think that most municipalities add those to the water supply now.  I think your "enhancer" might change ammonia to ammonium (see previous post by TwoTankAmin) but it won't eliminate nitrate.  Only water changes will do that.



I think you might have missed this section of one of my previous posts.  As I said, nitrates are removed by water changes.  Plants also use them but you don't have enough plants to make much difference.

As Karen said in your other post, test strips are inaccurate.  You need to use liquid reagents.  Also, once you start a thread about a new subject, it would be better if you not ask the same question in your old thread because it is a different subject and things will just get confusing to all of us.  Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2015, 02:56:21 PM »

Yes, sorry about confusion, I did panic a bit and do what to get a better test kit, but the jump in colour was clear to me and I had a dead Guppy!  confused
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