Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12
  1. #11

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Cadillac, MI

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Member of the month, a toast is in order. - Strider199   Sorry about your blood parrot :-( - ~firefly~   For this; - Strider199   :-) - ~firefly~   Happy mother's day! Enjoy one on me LOL - imma24   
    Childhood Cancer - hobbs   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - hobbs   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - Lady Hobbs   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - Lady Hobbs   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 - Lady Hobbs   


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cermet
    I am lost and/or confused - nitrates under 0.4 ppm is almost impossible in any aquarium
    Actually, my nitrates don't run much over 10 even in my tank with my 5 full-grown blood parrots (unplanted). Keeping the filter media rinsed out and my weekly 50% water changes do it for me. Especially that AC filter sponge. Doesn't do much good to do huge water changes when the water runs right back threw a fifty sponge.

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You need one for all your great posts! - MLBfan   Because you love Bolivian Rams as much as I do! :) - kurly   Top man, good to hear from you mate! - Brookfish   everyone  needs  a  ram - bushwhacker   cheers for quick ich response - ScottishFish   


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cermet
    I am lost and/or confused - nitrates under 0.4 ppm is almost impossible in any aquarium (unless either 100% water changes a day or continous flow systems but 99%+ don't have those systems) nor do any standard kits measure nitrates that low. Do you mean 40 ppm?

    I said keep nitrates under twenty (20) ppm and that is a good number for a high range to avoid (and can hurt some types of fish) - keeping them under 10 is better still and not hard with weekly water changes. If you are saying nitrates close to 40 ppm is acceptable, that is very high and I wouldn't agree with that at all. Yes, many fish can stand it but that is not good for them. Also, that will harm many types of fish (many here keep fish that 10 ppm is not good - neons or cardinals for instance) and unless you add that, your number is way too high as general advice. If you are saying keep it below 0.4 ppm, that is not possible for 99% of the people here.
    My apologies. Forget that I put those points in front of those figures. I was typing some nitrite and ammonia figures just before that, and it seems that I got carried away with point this and point that! Sorry about that. I agree that if you can keep your nitrates down as much as possible that it's better for your fish, but there is no reason to start panicking until the nitrates get up over 40ppm. Depending on what fish you are keeping of course.
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts