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ghosty 03-31-2009 11:28 PM

all zero's i know this is a good thing
so i just did my water testing...all zero's and ph 7.8 now i haven't done a water change in 2 weeks should i do one or wait till my parameters change?

jeaninel 04-01-2009 12:23 AM

You should be showing some reading for nitrates. Do a water change. Ammonia and nitrite at 0 doesn't mean you can skip maintenance. There are other pollutants that need to be removed.

daisycutter 04-01-2009 01:31 AM

i agree i only get negative nitrate when the tests had it(out of date)

Lupin 04-01-2009 04:08 AM

Is the tank heavily planted? Why haven't you done a water change in two weeks?

JohnnyD44 04-01-2009 07:26 AM

yeah, you should be changing your water every week. I have had my tank established for almost a year now and you gotta do your weekly 15-20% water changes

ghosty 04-01-2009 10:08 AM

yes the tank is planted with live plants, i have a bit of a busy life and i have been sick, i normally do every what a way to attack someone

Fishin Pole 04-01-2009 11:21 AM

Ghosty, no one attacked you......They were just concerned why you havent done a water change lately....Thats came here for advice, they gave it and asked questions themselves........They are just trying to help figure out your issues with a 0 nitrate reading

JohnnyD44 04-01-2009 11:23 AM

it wasn't meant to be an attack, sorry if it came off that was more of a run off of lupins post. Sorry for any confusion....meant no "attack" by it!!

have you done a water change since your first post?

ghosty 04-01-2009 03:23 PM

sorry just read that way..i was always under the impression you want zero for ammonia, nitrates, and nitrites...i'm going to do my water change today.i'm normally really good because my tank is alittle over crowded, i just didn't realize it had been 2 weeks till i looked at my calander and when i did my water testing i was mistified i was expecting some poor conditions but got zero's. thanx for all your help and sorry for being a bit hot headed

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