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  1. Default Cories losing whiskers?

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    It looks like all 4 of my cories are losing their whiskers and their noses look like they are turning white, as if they were being rubbed too hard. I've had them for about a week now. any idea whats causing this and how to correct the problem?

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    test your nitrates. the belief that cories lose their whiskers due to abrasion is abit outdated. high organic content(ie nitrates) in the water cause barbel erosion.

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    yeah there is a bit of nitrate in there, which is what I don't understand. I have Fluval clearmax in there and it should be removing that nitrate. I just bought some NitraZorb, will that help as well? (in addition to major water change)

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    those products may or may not help.

    the only way to remove nitrates are water changes. keep up with those and this wont be a problem.

    best part about water changes, are they are free...

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    agreed and thank goodness for that! I have trace nitrates in my well... I have a RODI unit for my reef tank, but have been afraid to use it on my freshwater planted tank. I hear it is too pure, doesn't have what is needed for the fish and plants.

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    I too have an r/o system which I installed for my reef tank. At this time my son is using Prime with the tap water for his freshwater tank which has live plants so I am also interested in the above question.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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