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  1. #11

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    Yes all that is true but ....Bio-filtration does not remove TrAtes, WC does that.

    How old is your test kit? Any chance it is expired?
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    the test kit is less than a year old. No expiration date on the package as far as I can see.
    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

  3. #13

    Arrow A year fro when you bought it.. No telling how long it sat before that.. Just saying


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    Are you testing with API? If so here's how to tell & It's worth checking out:


    Using the API Freshwater Master Test Kit you can read the lot number on any kit [It's on each bottle] and determine the manufacturing date.
    The last four digits represent the month and year of production. So 26a1007 would be produced in October 2007.

    Test Solutions Expiration Date is as follows:

    PondCare Wide Range pH Test Solution - 3 Years
    Ammonia Test Solution # 1 - 3 Years
    Ammonia Test Solution # 2 - 3 Years
    High Range pH Indicator Solution - 3 Years
    Nitrate Test Solution # 1 - 3 Years
    Nitrate Test Solution # 2 - 3 years
    GH Test Solution - 3 Years
    Calcium Test Solution #1 - 3 Years
    Calcium Test Solution #2 - 3 Years
    Phosphate Test Solution #1 - 3 Years
    Phosphate Test Solution #2 - 3 Years
    Copper Test Solution - 3 Years
    KH Test Solution - 4 Years
    Nitrite Test Solution - 4 Years
    Fresh Water pH Indicator Solution - 5 Years



    From: http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?showtopic=276068
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Nitrate Test Solution # 1 - 3 Years - 17A1010
    Nitrate Test Solution # 2 - 3 years - 18B1210

    Mine are appx 2 years old according to the lot numbers. That's good info to know
    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

  5. #15

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    Yes... Yes it is.

    Did you QT these before they entered this tank?

    I a still not sure what's up with your trAtes though.. Like I said it's really not typical at all. Any pics possible? - Just to scope out your plantings lol.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrramsey
    Oh and I am running a AC70 with no carbon and a Rena XP3 with 1-1/2 trays of bio media.

    So if everything seeded properly there should be ample bio filtration.

    I am doing weekly 10% -15%WC's .
    I'd up the W/C to 50% weekly. Most here ascribe to that practice. Lack of an abundance of fresh water could have contributed to the death ...
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Here is one from this morning



    I will up my WC's to 10% every other day. I am working on a system to automate these somewhat.
    Last edited by mrramsey; 12-03-2012 at 03:38 PM.
    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

  8. #18

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    The point of water changes is to replace larger quantities of water with fresh water - 10% is not much and it will make more work for you. If 10% water changes every other day was the way to maintain a tank, we'd all be doing it.

    Sometimes we recommend more frequent changes but usually that's because someone's tank has ammonia in it or high nitrates that need to be removed - but even those changes aren't small ones like that - we still recommend at least 50% in those cases.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

  9. #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrramsey
    Here is one from this morning

    http://mramsey.homeip.net/img/120312.JPG

    I will up my WC's to 10% every other day. I am working on a system to automate these somewhat.
    Nice tank,

    Not one that would make me think it supports 0 trates though. I am still puzled by this.

    A single 50% WC is far more effective than 3 or 4 10% changes & that's math not opinion.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    Nice tank,
    ++ gorgeous
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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