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post #11 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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and one more product called acurel f because i thought that would help clear up my tank
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post #12 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 03:20 PM
wow, added all up, that's quite a chemical cocktail. It's hard to say what the interactions of all those could be.
For what it's worth, I'm ultra conservative about additives. If it was me (and just my $.02), I'd do a series of water changes to get back to fresh water. Watch water params and do water changes as necessary to steer the cycle.
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post #13 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 03:25 PM
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I agree fully with AbbeysDad. All those chemicals mixed up might well cause various problems, blue water being the least worry; such mixes can become highly toxic and kill bacteria if not fish too.

50% daily water changes using only a good conditioner. The API is fine.

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post #14 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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just did the first water change, the water is no longer blue, might of got a little cloudier though. i put the water at its hottest in containers, is that a good idea?
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and i will let the water cool down for 24 hours
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Not sure I follow this...are you heating or boiling the water?

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post #17 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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i did not boil it, just set the tap water to as hot as it can be. i would think that would let in less bacteria
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post #18 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 05:24 PM
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just did the first water change, the water is no longer blue, might of got a little cloudier though. i put the water at its hottest in containers, is that a good idea?
I have no idea why one would do this, when I mix my water to sit out I mix it cold then let it adjust to room temperature. I only do this on my bowls on my tanks I just mix the water as close as I can get it by feel and put it straight in. I have to many tanks just to have water sitting everywhere.

What size is this tank?

I have to agree with everyone else the use of so many chemicals really worries me. I myself try to never add any thing except water conditioner in less I have a major disease.
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post #19 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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i heard that if you heat your water and let it sit, lets in less bacteria or something like that. should i not do that? should i empty all the containers and do what you do? my tank is 40 gallons.
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i heard that if you heat your water and let it sit, lets in less bacteria or something like that. should i not do that? should i empty all the containers and do what you do? my tank is 40 gallons.

That is a new one on me never heard anything like it, your not trying to kill the bacteria though the only thing you need to worry about out of your tap ideally should be chlorine, copper etc, which is what the water conditioner is for. Most people let their water sit out because the ph can change within the first 24 hrs. I'm gonna have to let some else respond on heating the water, the idea confuses me.
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