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    I shake the nitrate bottles vigorously (at least...

    I shake the nitrate bottles vigorously (at least 30 seconds) before using them, I also shake the nitrate test tube well for a minute or more after the second drops are added. I am certain that my...
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    My ammonia reading has never decreased and I have...

    My ammonia reading has never decreased and I have been seeing nitrate readings since day 1. My tap water has nitrates in it.
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    Rookie mess. Help appreciated.

    DISCLAIMER: I am not blaming my LFS. It is not their job to be a repository of aquarium knowledge. Their job is to sell me things. I know this. I didn't do my research first and it's my fault. Now I...
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    To me, this makes the most sense. 1. Remove...

    To me, this makes the most sense.

    1. Remove 50% old water.
    2. Add enough Prime for 29 Gallons directly into the tank.
    3. Temp match.
    4. Add new water to tank.
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    Nevermind, just looked it up, thanks. I'll look...

    Nevermind, just looked it up, thanks. I'll look into it.
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    What is an algae scrubber? Like one of the...

    What is an algae scrubber? Like one of the magnets that sticks to the glass?
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    Alright, I'm fairly certain that the media was in...

    Alright, I'm fairly certain that the media was in water the whole time. Thanks.
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    Also I tested my tap water. It has about 10...

    Also I tested my tap water. It has about 10 Nitrate straight out of the tap.
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    The Aqueon 30 only came with an activated carbon...

    The Aqueon 30 only came with an activated carbon pouch. I already put the Aquaclear 70 in, and I am still running the 30 as well as the Aquaclear now...it seems to be too much water flow for my...
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    Thanks for the reply, if ammonia is still going...

    Thanks for the reply, if ammonia is still going to read on the test, after its been detoxified, how can I ever know what my level of "harmful" ammonia is, and how do I know when to change my water? I...
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    Thanks for the list, and recommendations. I'll...

    Thanks for the list, and recommendations. I'll check them out.

    Right now I don't have any sort of air-stones or anything like that. I just have a HOB filter which I've heard is sufficient to...
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    Is there anything I can actually "plant" in the...

    Is there anything I can actually "plant" in the gravel itself? Also how do I feed/fertilize my plants? I would rather not change out my substrate. I am a big fan of the carpet mosses, also of the...
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    Confusing test results

    My tank and equipment

    Tank: 29 Gallon Freshwater.
    Filter: Aqueon Quiet flow 30 gal (upgrading to Aquaclear 70 today)
    Light: 24 inch T8, 17 Watt, full spectrum
    Heater: 100 Watt
    Substrate:...
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    Beginner Planting

    I am currently in the process of fish-in cycling. I have a 29 Gal tank. All artificial plants and deco. I want to start planting real plants, and removing the fake ones if possible. The ones I have...
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    Did I restart my cycle?

    I have been fish-in cycling since mid March. I woke up this morning to find that for some reason, my filter had shut down. I estimate my filter has been off for over 12 hours. Did I restart my cycle...
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    Stocking before cycled.

    Hey guys, I have a 29 gal that I am currently cycling. There are 5 male guppies in it right now. I have been doing about 1/3 water changes every two-three days to keep levels down and keep the fish...
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    Alright. No Discus or Gourami. Are there any...

    Alright. No Discus or Gourami.

    Are there any suggestions you guys have for a couple of unique fish that I could keep as a sort of centerpiece to my tank? Aside from the guppies and the school I...
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    I decided not to get Hatchets because there is an...

    I decided not to get Hatchets because there is an opening on the top of my tank where the HOB filter sits. I can't properly house them.

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    I currently have 5 Male Green Cobra Guppies. It...
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    Alright guys, thanks for all of the advice. I...

    Alright guys, thanks for all of the advice. I think I've got it from here.
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    @Funk. Yeah, your right. The tank isn't...

    @Funk. Yeah, your right.

    The tank isn't cycled yet. It's only been set up for about a week. I used Tetra SafeStart to try to make the water less toxic for my fish, I am trying to cycle with fish...
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    I recently purchased Prime and am waiting for it...

    I recently purchased Prime and am waiting for it to ship, I have an API master test kit, but I am not sure if it tests for ammonia only, or ammonia and ammonium, I will check the instructions to see...
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    "If your tap water has ammonia in it, doing water...

    "If your tap water has ammonia in it, doing water changes won't get it down to zero, so I'm confused as to what you're trying to accomplish."

    I know that adding water with ammonia will not reduce...
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    I tested about ten minutes after and then I about...

    I tested about ten minutes after and then I about 8 hours after. The ammonia is still .25
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    Water quality problems

    Hey guys, having a hard time getting my water params to an acceptable level. I have a 29 Gal.

    The water coming out of my tap when tested for ammonia reads .25-.50 ammonia (much closer to .25).
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    I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will be along...

    I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will be along shortly to assist you, but for now, maybe I can help. When you add ammonia how long does it take for the reading to come up as 0 ppm? From my...
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