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post #11 of 18 Old 07-17-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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My filtration system i use is the penguin 350 bio wheel i have two of them just changed the pads not the wheels changed the water again still reading the same amonia 4. Nitrite 5. Nitrate 160 im going to go buy the prime stuff now fish were gasping and not active on sunday lil more yesterday and now look like normal the test kit i use is the api freshwater master kit i dnt know how accurate it is the tank has been up and running for over for a little over 3 years same jack dempsey 5 vieja are 6 months old the substrate is only 1 year old and is the kind used for planted tanks dont know if that makes a difference but that tank is not planted any more the jack destroyed them i put an air stone back in the tank when i started using the amonia treament since it said to have aeration in the water
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post #12 of 18 Old 07-17-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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I tried to upload a pic to this forum of the viles next to the chart but it wont let me but it let me upload the picture to a album in my profile so you can check the picture out and let me know what it looks like to you im surprised my fish are still alive also according to the test results and my ph is 7.4
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post #13 of 18 Old 07-17-2012, 07:24 PM
Oh yay because he changed the filter pads

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post #14 of 18 Old 07-17-2012, 09:26 PM
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Once, some roomates caring for my aquarium ran out of fish food while I was away and put a small piece of bologna in the tank. College roommates, mind you. I returned to a tank white as milk. My fish were dwarf gouramis which somehow survived. I believe the fact that they breath air was the reason they did.

If your biowheel is unaffected, your system should return to normal soon. Sounds like you are nearly out of the woods if the fish are acting normally again. My guess, based on the number of fish in your tank, is that you will need a larger aquarium and better filtration soon. How about a nice canister and an emperor 400? I love the Central Americans, and used to have Blackbelts, Pearsiis and Nicaragueses, but I'm too old for that now!



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post #15 of 18 Old 07-18-2012, 06:28 AM
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post #16 of 18 Old 07-18-2012, 09:46 AM
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I tried to upload a pic to this forum of the viles next to the chart but it wont let me but it let me upload the picture to a album in my profile so you can check the picture out and let me know what it looks like to you im surprised my fish are still alive also according to the test results and my ph is 7.4

One thing I'm seeing in that picture is the liquid level looks off. All of them should be above the 5 mL line on the glass, with Nitrate being the highest (since you use 20 drops total). Your Nitrates are hardly over that line though. I don't know how much different the results are if the water doesn't start at the line.

Also, on the Nitrates do you shake the #2 bottle for a full minute, along with smacking it around on a counter? The chemical in it turns to crystal after a bit of time and it has to be knocked loose and shaken to turn back into solution before you use it.
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post #17 of 18 Old 07-18-2012, 02:27 PM
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Did you ever by chance test your tap water? are you using any water conditioner with the fresh water? I would test the tap water to see if it has ammonia,nitrites sometimes it does and you would just be adding that stuff back in the tank. if your doing water changes every day those levels should be coming down.
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post #18 of 18 Old 07-18-2012, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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I checked my tap water its all zero
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