50% water change and still off the charts 160+ppm Nitrate reading so unless my 11 1/8th inch MTS snails died under the sand and took my Nitrate from 5ppm or less to 180ppm in 2 days it has to be some variable with the test human or otherwise. I really don't know wtfs going on but like I keep saying I watch my fish everyday and there's no possible way my Nitrates are that high they wouldn't be swimming around happily like usual. God help me if I'm wrong I'd be devastated if I lost $80 in fish not just the cost but the fact I've been raising them for months.
Last edited by FishGuy67; 06-09-2013 at 02:09 AM.
Long time fish keeper most experience with CA/SA cichlids, natives like sunfish, and aggressive catfish.
Currently have a 29g planted with 14 candy cane tetras, 6 sterbai corys, 6 melini corys, a roided out tiger angelfish and 1 mustache wearing albino longfin pleco.
Oh and they all get along amazingly!!! went through 4 BN plecos and 2 angelfish until I got ones with the right temperament but it's the most mellow tank now.