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Fish tank emergency please help
Old 08-27-2010, 06:24 AM   #31
 
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put a bag of zeolites to remove the ammonia and turn it into ammonium =)
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:31 PM   #32
 
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Alright, tested the water this afternoon.

Ammonia is 0
Nitrite is 0
and NitrAte is 5

Do I need to wait until the nitrAte is 0 before adding my fish back in?
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:54 PM   #33
 
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No, you want some Nitrates. It should be alright to add your fish back in the tank but continue to monitor the water parameters.
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:03 PM   #34
 
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if the readings are correct thats great news =)
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:02 PM   #35
 
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What is a good NitrAte range? It seams like a planted tank is more work then the tank I had before!

Should I add the co2 back in, and if so when?
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:21 PM   #36
 
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in a planted tank thats not high tech balance is what we are looking for and that does not come easy
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:30 PM   #37
 
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A low tech planted tank is easy, as compared to a high tech tank...IMHO anyway!

I never want to see a nitrate reading of anything over 40 ppm in my tanks. All my tanks are planted and my nitrates usually run anywhere from 5 to 20 ppm.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:53 PM   #38
 
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So any tips on when to add the co2 back?
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:06 PM   #39
 
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So any tips on when to add the co2 back?
I don't use CO2, just proper lighting, liquid ferts and root tabs.
Someone else with experience in this department will have to advise.
They should be along shortly!
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:35 AM   #40
 
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So any tips on when to add the co2 back?
I mentioned in post #14 in this thread that I wouldn't suggest CO2 in this tank and gave my reasoning. I haven't changed my thinking since then.
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