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post #11 of 14 Old 12-31-2008, 09:51 AM
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Well you can easily test your tap water for nitrates, I'd do that first. If there's no nitrates present then going to RO water won't do anything for you.

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post #12 of 14 Old 01-01-2009, 06:40 PM
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johnny, as i urged you to do, please test your supply water for nitrogen , ammonia,nitrite & nitrate the remedies you propose are not adaquate to solve the problem. if you do not have test kits your lfs will test a sample of your water.the water changes are not the solution , but they could be the problem. CODY posted his duplication of my solution so I would say I am on the right track.
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post #13 of 14 Old 01-03-2009, 08:24 PM
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I also have hard water, but it does not effect the biological cycle in my tank, and most of the time my fish are all healthy. It just takes a little more scrapping an scrubbing to keep everything clean. Gettting your tap water tested is great advice. Sometimes tap water even contains ammonia. Maybe just buy a good test kit, save you money in the long run. Will not have to keep driven to the fish store every few days.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-03-2009, 08:32 PM
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I will get it in a couple of days but I ordered an API freshwater master test kit, I have heard good things on this forum about it. So perhaps that could be the test kit you need.

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