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post #21 of 38 Old 10-25-2013, 02:42 PM
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Thank you for this info. I'm not sure where to find anacharis but I'll take a look on eBay. I have three anubias, three Amazon swords, three planted water sprites, two water wisteria, a java fern, and several sprite sprouts floating.


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those a pretty good ones also.

Anacharis is a really fast ammonia eater though. You can just add it floating for a little while.

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #22 of 38 Old 10-25-2013, 02:45 PM
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Thank you for this info. I'm not sure where to find anacharis but I'll take a look on eBay. I have three anubias, three Amazon swords, three planted water sprites, two water wisteria, a java fern, and several sprite sprouts floating.


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I don't think any new plants will solve this .. or even any notable difference. I say this specifically with your current plants in mind. New plants will have to adjust before they work on your ammonia and you just listed some pretty good plants...the watersprite and wisteria mainly.
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post #23 of 38 Old 10-28-2013, 07:29 AM
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Just wondering about your situation here. Is the ammonia still raising up?

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post #24 of 38 Old 10-28-2013, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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It has been, yes. I think agent13 is right and something caused my tank to cycle again. I added some ceramics to my canister in addition to the bio balls and those black sponges from my old tetra filters. I have a bottle of stability coming in the mail today, and I ordered some anacharis and hornwort.


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post #25 of 38 Old 10-28-2013, 10:00 AM
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Sorry.. This is something I was hoping I was wrong about. I kinda was wishing you would sift through the tags that came off the decor and been like " OMG !! So they make this ship decor with 89% ammonia !! " problem solved lol. Jokes aside I'm sorry you have to go through all that again. If you lived nearby I would just give you my " just in case I buy yet another tank" established media from one of my tanks so you could wipe your hands if this issue.


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post #26 of 38 Old 10-28-2013, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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It couldn't be plastic from my intake and output of my canister, could it? I mean, I don't think it would, and I don't have another filter large enough for the tank anymore, but has that ever happened?


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post #28 of 38 Old 10-28-2013, 11:14 AM
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Sorry don't know how to edit posts from my phone... Did you do a complete filter switch without transferring seeded media to the canister ? That would certainly start a new cycle. Or perhaps ran both briefly together but not long enough to create a proper BB colony in the canister?


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Sorry don't know how to edit posts from my phone... Did you do a complete filter switch without transferring seeded media to the canister ? That would certainly start a new cycle. Or perhaps ran both briefly together but not long enough to create a proper BB colony in the canister?


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I got a canister filter about a month ago and transferred all the media from my tetra whisper filters to it.


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post #30 of 38 Old 10-28-2013, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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So... stupid me... how could I so easily look over the aqua jewels that my fiance bought at WalMart and dumped in the tank. If you check this link at WalMart, it's the top left jewels: Aqua Culture Aqua Jewels Combo Kit: Fish : Walmart.com Is there any chance someone has had ammonia leach from these?

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