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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyby Stardancer View Post
    It was marketed as the actual antler fern. Pictures of the 'mother' plant show that it doesn't have a stem.

    The mystery hygro has barely grown in my tank. :( The rest... I'm having trouble telling between some of the Hygrophila species since they got all mixed up and most of the leaves melted off. It's not like I have bad light... I currently have a 14 watt 5000K and will be swapping out for either a 13 or 23 watt 6500K light. I was leaning towards the 23 watt with the high nitrates, but now I'm leaning towards 13 watts.
    13w 6500k will be perfectly fine for most plants in that tank.

    Agreed with FF about contacting your water authority. I've had to do that for ammonia in my water at one point and it was actually quite helpful. They came out and tested my tap, then they tested three different points around the city, including their facility and followed up with me. It was an interesting experience and it piqued my interest about water quality and parameters. Learned a lot since then. =]
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  2. #12

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    【ツ】 - korith first fish for your community tank! - Cyberra a friend for your other neon ;) - Cyberra tetra #3 ;) - Cyberra looks like you like neons.... i hope - genocidex 
    because sometimes they school - genocidex a good school of neons is 6 minimal !!!!! - genocidex for playing along, gift of my choice!!!! - genocidex These seem to be quite popular... - ~firefly~ ...so here's another one... - ~firefly~ 
    ...and for luck, one more. - ~firefly~ 
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Flyby Stardancer 

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    I did contact the water company about it. They supposedly came out and tested my water (I was out running around that day). It was below the legal limit, and I basically got a follow-up call that pretty much said that as long as it was below the legal limit they don't give a fish turd about what the actual level is.

    So I'm pretty much going to need to keep an eye on my tap parameters, see if the nitrates drop. I hope they do so I can stop pre-filtering water going into the tank, but we'll see...
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    【ツ】 - korith first fish for your community tank! - Cyberra a friend for your other neon ;) - Cyberra tetra #3 ;) - Cyberra looks like you like neons.... i hope - genocidex 
    because sometimes they school - genocidex a good school of neons is 6 minimal !!!!! - genocidex for playing along, gift of my choice!!!! - genocidex These seem to be quite popular... - ~firefly~ ...so here's another one... - ~firefly~ 
    ...and for luck, one more. - ~firefly~ 
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Flyby Stardancer 

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    Another question!

    Okay, so I had a water in a tub that I've been filtering with nitra-zorb to get ready for today's tank re-do. I forgot root tabs at Petco yesterday, so I made another run to get some. I got home, and I could hear the water in the tub... And I notice the lid had fallen in. After replacing the lid, I look at my boycat Jack... And his back end is wet.

    Should I go ahead and use that water for filling the tank? I don't have enough time to filter new water to get rid of the nitrates before it's time to re-do the tank.
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  4. #14

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    Are you afraid that the cat got into the water and contaminated it?

    Just put the nitra-zorb in your filter and use water from the tap. Your fish are already used to having water with high nitrates, so it's not going to kill them. 40ppm is actually at the brink of tolerable, but we try to keep our water 20ppm or less.
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  5. #15

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    【ツ】 - korith first fish for your community tank! - Cyberra a friend for your other neon ;) - Cyberra tetra #3 ;) - Cyberra looks like you like neons.... i hope - genocidex 
    because sometimes they school - genocidex a good school of neons is 6 minimal !!!!! - genocidex for playing along, gift of my choice!!!! - genocidex These seem to be quite popular... - ~firefly~ ...so here's another one... - ~firefly~ 
    ...and for luck, one more. - ~firefly~ 
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Flyby Stardancer 

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    I know he dropped a bit in the water. I just don't know if a brief dip of his back half would be enough to 'contaminate' the water.
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  6. #16

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    The only reason to acclimate is due to water temp and pH being much differently. No need to acclimate from your water to your water. There would be no difference in pH at all and hopefully the same temp. The less you mess with fish, the better off they are. Put him in a dark tank when you do move him and leave him alone for a day.

    There is no reason to buy any products to reduce nitrates. That's what water changes are for.
    Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 08-17-2013 at 03:13 AM.

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    【ツ】 - korith first fish for your community tank! - Cyberra a friend for your other neon ;) - Cyberra tetra #3 ;) - Cyberra looks like you like neons.... i hope - genocidex 
    because sometimes they school - genocidex a good school of neons is 6 minimal !!!!! - genocidex for playing along, gift of my choice!!!! - genocidex These seem to be quite popular... - ~firefly~ ...so here's another one... - ~firefly~ 
    ...and for luck, one more. - ~firefly~ 
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Flyby Stardancer 

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    The tank will be dark when I add him in, but it's a planted tank, so the lights will come on tomorrow.

    And man... This pool filter sand is much cleaner than the quikrete... But it's still throwing up silt wash after wash... My hand is cramping from the nozzle on the hose.
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    【ツ】 - korith first fish for your community tank! - Cyberra a friend for your other neon ;) - Cyberra tetra #3 ;) - Cyberra looks like you like neons.... i hope - genocidex 
    because sometimes they school - genocidex a good school of neons is 6 minimal !!!!! - genocidex for playing along, gift of my choice!!!! - genocidex These seem to be quite popular... - ~firefly~ ...so here's another one... - ~firefly~ 
    ...and for luck, one more. - ~firefly~ 
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Flyby Stardancer 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    There is no reason to buy any products to reduce nitrates. That's what water changes are for.
    Only if you CAN reduce nitrates by water changes. I've been running the nitra-zorb in my water to USE with water changes because my TAP is reading 40ppm nitrates.
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  9. #19

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    Flyby, just use dechlorinated tap water that's the same temp your fish is already used to. The plants and nitrazorb will take care of the nitrates while in the tank. Your fish will be fine. Just don't stress too much over it. =]

    In fact, once your plants are established for a bit, just take the nitrazorb out. I would give it a week - by that time, your plants should be adjusted and absorbing nutrients.
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    【ツ】 - korith first fish for your community tank! - Cyberra a friend for your other neon ;) - Cyberra tetra #3 ;) - Cyberra looks like you like neons.... i hope - genocidex 
    because sometimes they school - genocidex a good school of neons is 6 minimal !!!!! - genocidex for playing along, gift of my choice!!!! - genocidex These seem to be quite popular... - ~firefly~ ...so here's another one... - ~firefly~ 
    ...and for luck, one more. - ~firefly~ 
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Flyby Stardancer 

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Flyby, just use dechlorinated tap water that's the same temp your fish is already used to. The plants and nitrazorb will take care of the nitrates while in the tank. Your fish will be fine. Just don't stress too much over it. =]

    In fact, once your plants are established for a bit, just take the nitrazorb out. I would give it a week - by that time, your plants should be adjusted and absorbing nutrients.
    I wasn't originally planning on having nitrazorb in my tank's filter.

    And I've been trying to let the plants handle it, but I've had no success on that front. I have a thread going in the Plants forum about it. They haven't even made a DENT in the nitrates, no matter what I've been doing, and there's a low-level ammonia reading that Just Won't Go Away. That's why I'm doing an overhaul. And having nitra-zorb in the tank's filter and then taking it out

    1) won't do anything for the QT tank I have going, and 2) won't help when I'm adding in excessive nitrates with every water change.

    This was taken of my tank just a few days ago:


    And now I'm second-guessing everything. I was rinsing my piping and putting together the threaded pieces... There's a scent when I put my nose to the pipes I painted. Not a 'wet paint' smell, but it's not scentless either. Does that mean it isn't ready to go in the tank? Or am I just going crazy with worry?
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    2: Planted Betta Tank 2
    3: Eclipse QT Tank

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