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Ms. Namazu

The Underwater Project

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The new sand loach has settled in well. I think I posted a while back that I was worried about the dojo because on occasion he seems to have rapid gill movement. Turns out that as I have been testing the water now with the test kit rather than the strips. (don't use the strips, put out the money for the kit its the best 30 bucks you will spend) while I have been working on getting my tank cycle back to normal my nitrite levels have been spiking. I am so lucky that I have been doing daily water changes because were it not for that my babies would probably not have made it. I have been very diligent, but the parameters were so unstable that I have had to increase the size of the water changes. My nitrite was at the 4 and 5 ppm level and my initial water change was only reducing that to about 1 or two. my second water change brought it down to .25 Mr. Han is much happier now. They all look much happier, but it has been most noticeable in the dojo. I have to say that I am not very impressed with the live plant's job in helping with nitrite levels. I had thought that all the plants would be some kind of miracle nitrite repellent I guess. I have been in the market for that larger tank. I am worried that Julius (Fancy Goldfish) is just too big for the ten gallon already. At this point im afraid to even invest in anything smaller than a 55. hhmmmm
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