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post #11 of 19 Old 03-12-2010, 08:05 PM
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Is your spraybar vertical or horizontal? If it's horizontal you can get more surface rippling from all the holes. Just a little bit that will not harm the plants either. Vertical gives you one hole max to put nearer the surface.

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post #12 of 19 Old 03-12-2010, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
I'm not using a spray bar but i positioned the output just so and now it creates a slight, very slight, ripple. I think Natalie was right about the fish gasping because of ammonia. Now today I tested the water and it seems to be regulating. Nitrates around 10 ppm, nitrites around .25 and just trace ammonia (could be from the tap during the water cahnge). They aren't gasping (I've seen fish gasp before and this ain't it) their breathing just seems a bit more rapid than normal. Other behaviors are normal.

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post #13 of 19 Old 03-12-2010, 09:12 PM
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I think (filter aside here) you're best up testing each day see how your para's develop and if need be do small daily w/c. I really think that peak was just too much for them and even some slight elevations can still cause some fish species to be 'off track' for few days.

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I think (filter aside here) you're best up testing each day see how your para's develop and if need be do small daily w/c. I really think that peak was just too much for them and even some slight elevations can still cause some fish species to be 'off track' for few days.
absolutely, i'll be testing morning and evening. i just added some bb and well, later on tonite i'll probably end up doing a wc as well. don't want my babies poisoned!

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post #15 of 19 Old 03-12-2010, 10:20 PM
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Dep on the hour you added that stuff, just test your water how high it really is right now cause doing a pwc right after adding the BB from the bottle is also not too beneficial. So if they're not too high you may be better up adding the BB tonight and doing a pwc in the morning (if yu can of cause dep on your schedule)

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post #16 of 19 Old 03-12-2010, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
yes, you're right. the plant as of right now is to do pwc tomorrow since the fish look happy, i pretty much added half the bottle right up into the canister and the rest will go in after pwc tomorrow morning.

thanks so much for your help, everyone.

edit: i'll post an update tomorrow!

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post #17 of 19 Old 03-15-2010, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
hey everyone, i promised an update so here it is...my ammonia and nitrite are still stabilizing, neither have gone above .25 ppm but if nitrite doesn't start going down by tonite i'll do a pwc. the live bacteria didn't do the miracle cure like i thought they would. i guess either my new canister had to cycle or maybe the ammonia spiked because of a dead fish that i can't see. (but i would think i'd have a subsequent nitrate spike, and haven't, so idk)

i don't think i've lost any fish so i think everything is good for the time being

i really appreciate this forum talking me through this so i don't have to go into panics : )

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post #18 of 19 Old 03-16-2010, 05:36 AM
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Sounds good so far. Keep us updated!

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post #19 of 19 Old 03-16-2010, 08:46 AM
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Awesome Steph! It shouldn't be too much longer now. Hang in there.
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