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    From http://www.oscarfish.com/article-hom...-toxicity.html
    Wild Oscars are only subjected to minute traces of nitrate. Long-term studies identified a nitrate concentration high of 1.24ppm in the Amazon River (9) and 80ppb (virtually undetectable) in the Orinoco River (10). Although some Oscars stranded by receding waters in the dry season may face higher concentrations of nitrate, this is only for short periods of time (a few months at most), and the effects this has on those fish that survive these pools are completely unknown.
    I can't really find an average value, but is this pg referring to nitrate-nitrogen or just NO3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    I guess all their fish will die do to such a large water change, lol





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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    This method has two benefits. Micro bubbles will stick to all sorts of things, most importantly (for this topic) the detritus/particulates that accumulate in aquariums. As the bubbles stick to all that debris in a tank, they eventually float to the surface where skimming via a fine net or surface skimmer can effortlessly remove all the crud, as demonstrated in my video ^

    The second benefit is to get rid of gasses that have been dissolved into your water. Tap water is under a LOT of pressure and there are all sorts of gasses trapped in it. By slowly closing the valve on your Python, you will hit a sweet spot in which the valve causes cavitation in the water and frees all those gasses that are dissolved in the water. Those 100 billion bubbles you see in my video is a testament as to how much gas is actually dissolved in the water.



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    Quote Originally Posted by discusluv View Post
    Hmm, okay-- thanks for clarifying that for me.
    So all these levels in chart would need to be multiplied by 0.266 in order to get a ppm measure?
    you will have to multiply all those levels by 4.43 to convert to nitrate.

    mg/l = ppm
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    So what would be the average nitrate level in the natural rivers and streams according to our API tests?

    Say average nitrate level is 7mg/L. Would it actually test 31.1 according to our API test?
    nitrate would be 7mg/l per the API test converting that value to nitrate nitrogen you would have to multiply it time 0.266

    API test kit measures total nitrate. I does not measure nitrate nitrogen accurately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    you will have to multiply all those levels by 4.43 to convert to nitrate.

    mg/l = ppm
    Thanks-- math and science were never my forte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    nitrate would be 7mg/l per the API test converting that value to nitrate nitrogen you would have to multiply it time 0.266

    API test kit measures total nitrate. I does not measure nitrate nitrogen accurately.
    Ok, oops, I multiplied it by 4.43. I see now the chart was nitrate-nitrogen per liter

    Well, the nitrate levels are very low to nil in the wild then, so I try to replicate that in the aquarium as much as possible.
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    Just reminded of something I forgot to add earlier...in the hot summer temps down here, when my "cold" tap temps average about 86F (my tanks average 78F), I don't do more than about a 50% WC in each of my tanks, even floating frozen water bottles every time, my tank temps creep up at least 2 degrees above the norm, sometimes a bit more

    Having lost fish to GBD in the past (not a pretty sight, they writhe in pain then die within minutes), I'm extremely cautious with tank temp when doing summertime WC's

    Matching source water temp to tank water temp during a WC is of utmost concern to me

    It's not always perfect, but I get it as close as possible, every time, every change
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    I don't think theirs much debate; what works best for you and your fish is all that matters in the end; 1/2 water change every week or two works best for me and the type of fish I keep, but that's me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    I guess all their fish will die do to such a large water change, lol





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