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Old 06-17-2012, 03:34 PM   #11
 
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Fish look healthy, I would think with reading off charts, they would show it in their actions. Maybe a mistake in testing. Very nice fish
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:42 PM   #12
 
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what i dont get is i have the fluval c3 power filter and i swapped out carbon bags for their clearmax bags which is supposed to trap phosphates and nitrites and nitrates also added nitra zorb pack for nitrites nitrates and ammonia + a double does of cycle bacteria and aqua plus to be sure.
I am in agreement with Rhymon78 in that you have done too much ''stuff'' to try to control your water. That never works as intended.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:11 PM   #13
 
nitrite test video 1 is nitrite tests - YouTube
nitrite test video 2 is nitrite test 2 - YouTube
results r identical to pics of first one i posted sorry not a good camera
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:14 PM   #14
 
k ill remove all the nitra zorb pack and quit on everything else. but i only added those packs when the reading changed.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:17 PM   #15
 
could the live bacteria have nitrite in it to feed the bacteria if so do u think thats the issue either way ill leave it for a couple days see what happens
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:19 PM   #16
 
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It must be because you did all the extra stuff to your water. that very seldom works out like you want it to . I'd do a 50% water change and dont do anything to the water and retest tomorrow.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:21 PM   #17
 
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could the live bacteria have nitrite in it to feed the bacteria if so do u think thats the issue either way ill leave it for a couple days see what happens
I think you're over complicating things with the stuff. I've done the same thing and it never worked.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:21 PM   #18
 
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k ill remove all the nitra zorb pack and quit on everything else. but i only added those packs when the reading changed.
OHH, wow well I am stumped then... I thought they were going that colour since you put the nitrazorb product in the tank.

I did notice that the first test you did right after you put the test solution in in VID 1 as you moved the tube out of shot it looked like it had gone purple already, maybe 2nd/3rd colour marker maybe? but the camera is all out of focus so its hard to tell.

If you can tell us the whole story from start to finish, as to why you changed the filter media and the put the nitra zorb in etc.

One of the more experienced members may have seen the test kit do that before? I haven't, but I have only been keeping fish for 4 or 5 months..
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:23 PM   #19
 
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k ill remove all the nitra zorb pack and quit on everything else. but i only added those packs when the reading changed.
When readings change , a water change is your first line of defense.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:26 PM   #20
 
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To my understanding, everything was fine right? then today the colour changed to that in the test. And thats why you added all the stuff? without the full picture its difficult to guess..
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