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post #21 of 31 Old 09-01-2012, 12:41 PM
Have you tested your water source for Nitrates? And to drop Trates fast, you should be doing 40-50% water change every other day, not weekly. Once you have them down where you want them, then you can do the regular maintenance WC.
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just retested again20-40ppm read thread that said to shake #2 bottle for 2 minutes not 30 seconds like directions say
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Making some progress! Are the fish holding up well?

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fish are fine
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post #25 of 31 Old 09-01-2012, 01:47 PM
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just retested again20-40ppm read thread that said to shake #2 bottle for 2 minutes not 30 seconds like directions say
2 min?? WOW. Test kit old?
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I shake mine that long too. Gets better results I think. You can't over-shake it but you can under-shake it.

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post #28 of 31 Old 09-01-2012, 03:22 PM
I'd be gettin me a paint can shaker for that stuff then. But, if it works.
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I'm new to this site, but I added a glass bead to my bottle so it will mix better - and faster. Works like a charm for me. Found the suggestion somewhere on this site, when I was browsing old threads for information.

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I'm new to this site, but I added a glass bead to my bottle so it will mix better - and faster. Works like a charm for me. Found the suggestion somewhere on this site, when I was browsing old threads for information.
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