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    Quote Originally Posted by Brhino View Post
    The holes seem to be getting shallower, but also wider... is that normal?
    Shallower is good, wider can be common. Consider a cut when it heals, where it is a nice line, and over time the area seems to get larger (darker) as it heals.

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    After medicating the oscar for 18 days, I left Friday for a 5-day business trip. I had my wife feed the tank but did not ask her to medicate - we were nearing the 3 week time limit anyhow. Now that I am back, it looks like the holes depicted in the previous pictures are continuing to heal up but a couple more are starting further down the forehead. So... now what? I leave tomorrow for a 4 day vacation.
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    have the nitrates been kept below 20ppm every day?

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    Can't say for sure. I did a big water change the day before I left and I'll do another tonight, but that's six days in between rather than the 3-4 I've been aiming for.

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    Are nitrates the contributing cause of HITH, or is it just that they are indicators of insufficient water quality, and something else related to water quality is responsible for the HITH? I'm looking into ways to improve my water quality. This include making water changes more efficient so I can change more water more easily more often, but I'm also looking at things that would remove the nitrate directly, like an algae filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brhino View Post
    Are nitrates the contributing cause of HITH, or is it just that they are indicators of insufficient water quality, and something else related to water quality is responsible for the HITH? I'm looking into ways to improve my water quality. This include making water changes more efficient so I can change more water more easily more often, but I'm also looking at things that would remove the nitrate directly, like an algae filter.
    High nitrates lead to stress which then leads to HITH. Stress causes a reduction in the immune system. The protozoan (spironucleus vortens) that causes HITH is always located in the cichlid's gut. Once the fish has an outbreak of HITH, chances are high that it comes back again under stressful conditions.

    The easiest thing to do is to reduce stocking of the tank to prevent nitrates from climbing above 20ppm every day. Adding things to reduce nitrates produced, when the water source has less than 10ppm nitrates, just makes it harder than doing water changes.

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    certainly reducing stock would be the easiest solution, but it's not my preferred one. I'm willing to put the work in to make the stock I have successful, I'm just looking for ways to increase my efficiency.
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    Brhino! Sorry to hear about your oscar troubles but it seems like he's on the path back to recovery.

    How are you doing your water changes? Are there ways you can improve on this process to make it more efficient?
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    Have you determined how many days after the last water change that the tank reaches 20ppm?

    Pothos with only roots submerged are the easiest way to reduce how fast nitrates climb, generally. However, water chemistry and indirect lighting intesity has an effect on how much/fast nitrates are removed.
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    Brhino! Sorry to hear about your oscar troubles but it seems like he's on the path back to recovery.

    How are you doing your water changes? Are there ways you can improve on this process to make it more efficient?
    Hey, it's Spardas!

    To do a water change, I drain the display tank until there's about a foot of water, then I drain the sump, both by using the python attached to a nearby utility sink. I turn the sink tap on full to use the venturi to pull the water out. Once everything's drained, I fill the sump back up, pump it into the display, and repeat until the water level is back where it's supposed to be. With the latest extra-large changes I do it takes about three and a half fills of the sump.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    Have you determined how many days after the last water change that the tank reaches 20ppm?

    Pothos with only roots submerged are the easiest way to reduce how fast nitrates climb, generally. However, water chemistry and indirect lighting intesity has an effect on how much/fast nitrates are removed.
    The question about nitrate quantity is something that has been vexing me because I am honestly having a great deal of difficulty reading the nitrate color chart for the API kit. I know that if there's any hint of red to it I'm definitely too high but beyond that I feel like I'm just kind of guessing. That's why I would LOVE some kind of numerical display but unfortunately such a thing doesn't seem to exist.

    Pothos could work but it's toxic to cats and dogs so I'd have to be careful as I have one of each - although they're not generally in the basement where the tank is. Have you seen the algae filters people make? They "waterfall" water onto a mesh that algae is allowed to grow on and hit it with a lot of direct lighting. Supposed to be the fastest way to consume nitrates with vegetation. It looks like something I could put together.
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