Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 33

Thread: Recycle?

  1. #21

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    +1 to not removing the old cartridges.

    I would leave your old cartridges in situ until you know what's up with the new test results. Rinse them in used water if need be but replacing them is not a good idea at this time.

    LH he has not removed them yet.

    To add.......storing water in pails only gets rid of chlorine but it should be aerated to do so and for a couple of days. However, this does not get rid of chloramines.......another product used in city water as a sterilizer and used in many water municipals.
    +1
    My understanding is that Chloramine is used by many cities precisely because it does not gas off like Chlorine. As mentioned, Prime takes care of both :-D.
    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.

  2. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Lady Hobbs,
    Part of what you said depicts exactly what I have seen which does not make sense to me. You said " Mixing ammonia water and other water together does not reduce ammonia".

    Ammonia is tested with our kits and gives a result in ppm. If I have 50G of water with 1.0ppm ammonia. Then I remove 20G, then I have 30G of water with 1.0ppm ammonia. Then I mix 20G of water with 0ppm ammonia then I should have 50G of water with 0.6ppm ammonia.

    Yes, I am keeping the old filters till I get this sorted out. My filter does have two bio wheels which are supposed to support my bacteria colony but I understand that the filters provide a home also.

    I should back and revisit my chemistry classes but I thought that the chloramines/chlorine would dissipate over a couple of hours. Now thinking that thought through it does not make sense as it has been sitting in the delivery lines for far longer than that.

    Thanks for your advice and patience,

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    Mixing ammonia water and other water together does not reduce ammonia. Ammonia is removed by going through the filter media. If your level is 1.0 for ammonia and you do a 50% water change, your ammonia will then be .50. Still to high for the survival of fish. Do a LARGE water change to bring that ammonia down to .25. Or do two water changes, one after the other.
    This whole thing is contradictory and may be confusing to some. "Mixing ammonia water and other water" is essentially a water change, and is how we get rid of nitrates, so I'm not sure why you're saying that it won't reduce ammonia. You then talk about doing a 50% water change to remove 50% of the ammonia, which directly contradicts your previous statement.

  4. #24

    Arrow


    0 Not allowed!
    Yeah.. What were you thinking with that phrasing LH?

    I am certain that she obviously meant it the way you put it funkman.
    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.

  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by markinnc
    Yes, I am keeping the old filters till I get this sorted out. My filter does have two bio wheels which are supposed to support my bacteria colony but I understand that the filters provide a home also.
    I think you meant to say you were keeping the old filter cartridges that contain your beneficial bacteria? If so, unless you keep them in the filter in a tank with fish the bacteria will die off. Simply keeping them moist will not insure the BB will not be lost - at least not for more than a day or so.

    So if you've removed them from your filter, put them back in asap before all is lost.
    Good luck!.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, 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

  6. #26

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Don't think so FM, I think he meant he is keeping them on a tank with fish - Until this is sorted.
    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.

  7. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have a very small quarn. tank and I filled it with original aquarium water to keep my fish in for a few hours I thought. The fish and the two filters are in there. It has a small HOB filter and I put the big tanks heater in.

    I plan to get new ammonia solution and test all this evening.

    thanks,

  8. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    Don't think so FM, I think he meant he is keeping them on a tank with fish - Until this is sorted.
    Oh good. I was worried for him :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, 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

  9. Default Status Next Day


    0 Not allowed!
    Status of my tank.

    I stopped off at PetSmart and bought new bottles of #1 and #2 ammonia solution.
    When I arrive home I tested my water for ammonia using old solution and got 1.0ppm
    I retested using the new solution and got 1.0ppm.
    I trashed the two old bottles.
    I switched filter elements installing my original two which had been stored in my quarantine tank.
    I did a 60% water change.
    I waited three hours to allow the filter to mix the water well and retested for ammonia and read a slight color change under 1.0ppm.
    I tested for ammonia before work early this morning and I read a further reduction from just below 1.0ppm as compared to the last test last night.
    I did another 60% water change but did not have time to allow for mix so I do not know what the last change did.

    The downward change in ammonia between the last measurement last night and the first measurement this morning should indicate that either a further mixing took place and I was reading a stabilized number this morning. Or, my bacteria is starting to work again. Or, just a fluke maybe caused by normal test error potential since I'm talking such a slight difference. I should have another data point this evening which should tell me more.

    thanks,

  10. #30

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Waitaminutehere....

    I'm confused. Did you actually take out your old filter media already and replace it with new filter media... and then replace the new filter media with old filter media when you got home?
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

    Have a fish problem? Fill out and post this completed questionnaire in the General Aquarium Forum, when you start a new thread.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •