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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    A few more points, the first one alluded to above

    1. A planted tank will consume trAtes more than a non-planted one will, some plants are absolute trAte busters

    2. Dirty filters and media can harbor trAtes, it's important to have a filter cleaning schedule, and to stick with it
    My plants haven't really taken off yet but I'm trying.

    I have cleaned the media in old tank water at every WC
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    So how many trates do you all usually see when you test?
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    2 Not allowed!
    Usually after a week I'll see between 10 and 15ish. I don't like to see mine at or above 20. I've been doing 50 to 60% water changes every 8 days (my work week is 8 days), and cut it back down to around 5.

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    Personally I have seen mine jump ever since adding the live plants a few weeks ago. I am attributing this to the fact that much of their foliage died the first couple weeks after doing a bleach sanitation on them. My media was very black also from this dieing organic mater. At this point all that was dieing has died and I'm left with just the green leaves for the most part so I'm guessing after a couple weeks worth of water changes it will be back to around 10 or less which is where it always was for a couple months previously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mspringer View Post
    I have cleaned the media in old tank water at every WC
    That is good, but the filter itself needs cleaning, too..I clean all of my HOB's once a month...if you don't clean the AquaClear motors, they'll eventually stop working, IME...and the filter housing and PU tube need cleaning, as well

    Quote Originally Posted by Mspringer View Post
    So how many trates do you all usually see when you test?
    Usually around 5 to 7, in all of my tanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mspringer View Post
    So how many trates do you all usually see when you test?
    I aim to get a balanced little ecosystem going, where nitrates will not even register. All my other tanks (except the 120g) are 5ppm and less. The 120g is now below 5ppm because I had to ramp up how much water I was changing out weekly. I'm not sure yet how much nitrate is being produced in there with current bioload. I'm also going to rinse the canister filter today. Thanks Slap for the reminder! I like aquaclears for that reason, easy up clean. I don't clean the canisters as often and it's a bigger process. Canisters can easily become nitrate traps.

    I'm glad the plants are bouncing back. Which plants did you get again? Get rid of any brown decayed leaves and stalks. They will not revive and just cause a mess and waste plant energy that could be directed to regrowth. Replant the green part. Yeah, decaying plant matter ramps up nitrate and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). It creates a favorable environment for harmful bacteria if it builds up, algae takes over, it just looks ugly. Since you have some green growth, it means they will grow, just might take a bit of time to either recover from sterilization or new water params. Once your plants start to fill in, you'll see a reduction in nitrate production. In tanks where I have less plant growth (for whatever reason) I add houseplants growing emersed (also good for baby fish nursery tanks ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    That is good, but the filter itself needs cleaning, too..I clean all of my HOB's once a month...if you don't clean the AquaClear motors, they'll eventually stop working, IME...and the filter housing and PU tube need cleaning, as well



    Usually around 5 to 7, in all of my tanks
    I clean the tube regularly too I have not cleaned the housing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    That is good, but the filter itself needs cleaning, too..I clean all of my HOB's once a month...if you don't clean the AquaClear motors, they'll eventually stop working, IME...and the filter housing and PU tube need cleaning, as well



    Usually around 5 to 7, in all of my tanks
    Thanks for the feedback on your norm.
    ~Pray for Henry~

  9. #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I aim to get a balanced little ecosystem going, where nitrates will not even register. All my other tanks (except the 120g) are 5ppm and less. The 120g is now below 5ppm because I had to ramp up how much water I was changing out weekly. I'm not sure yet how much nitrate is being produced in there with current bioload. I'm also going to rinse the canister filter today. Thanks Slap for the reminder! I like aquaclears for that reason, easy up clean. I don't clean the canisters as often and it's a bigger process. Canisters can easily become nitrate traps.

    I'm glad the plants are bouncing back. Which plants did you get again? Get rid of any brown decayed leaves and stalks. They will not revive and just cause a mess and waste plant energy that could be directed to regrowth. Replant the green part. Yeah, decaying plant matter ramps up nitrate and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). It creates a favorable environment for harmful bacteria if it builds up, algae takes over, it just looks ugly. Since you have some green growth, it means they will grow, just might take a bit of time to either recover from sterilization or new water params. Once your plants start to fill in, you'll see a reduction in nitrate production. In tanks where I have less plant growth (for whatever reason) I add houseplants growing emersed (also good for baby fish nursery tanks ;)
    Thanks! That's what I have been doing regarding the plants. I will likely do a big water change tomorrow and while doing so clean off some of the brown algae that I have clean the filters media again clean the filters themselves. At this point the plants are pretty stabilized itself I just need to finish picking the dead off and then I think they will be good I don't see anymore dieing just green and some regrowth. I am having the brown algea come back like I had in the 29. It's not terrible but still an annoyance. Doesn't grow on the glass just everything else it seems. But I still am attributing some or all of it to all of the dead plant matter as that's when I saw the nitrates start climbing.
    ~Pray for Henry~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mspringer View Post
    I clean the tube regularly too I have not cleaned the housing.
    Yeah, you need to clean the housing, but the motor needs it even more, it will eventually fill up with enough gunk to hinder it's operation, speaking from experience
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