Please help! Nitrates high - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 21 Old 06-04-2011, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christople View Post
by 68 I hope you meant 78 and I hope your problem gets better
LOL whups! I did mean 78
yodapoolman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 21 Old 06-04-2011, 08:36 PM
lol

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
Christople is offline  
post #13 of 21 Old 06-04-2011, 08:58 PM
zof
Member
 
zof's Avatar
 
Looks like you need to get an air pump and stone, or a spray bar for your filter. I'm betting we will see a pretty good raise in your pH after you let the water sit for 24 hours, mine lately has been going from 7.0 to 8.0 so I try and just do small water changes.
zof is offline  
post #14 of 21 Old 06-04-2011, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zof View Post
Looks like you need to get an air pump and stone, or a spray bar for your filter. I'm betting we will see a pretty good raise in your pH after you let the water sit for 24 hours, mine lately has been going from 7.0 to 8.0 so I try and just do small water changes.
Where would I find one of those spray bars? DIY? Or do they sell the attachment separately?
yodapoolman is offline  
post #15 of 21 Old 06-04-2011, 09:50 PM
zof
Member
 
zof's Avatar
 
Look at the filters manufactures website and see if they have a spray bar under accessories, from there you should be able to follow to a merchant to buy it, if not their is the DIY method which is really simple; a piece of pvc with holes cut in it in one direction to point at the water, an end cap, a hose adapter and some way of securing the spray bar to the tank. If you need visuals goto the DIY section and see page 3 of my post small breeder setup.
zof is offline  
post #16 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Happy to report that crisis has been averted lol. Thanks again for the quick replies and suggestions.
yodapoolman is offline  
post #17 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 04:15 PM
New Member
 
i thought that nitrates can be up to 80ppm and thats fine??
ruby716 is offline  
post #18 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ruby716 View Post
i thought that nitrates can be up to 80ppm and thats fine??
That may be (I'll let the experts answer) but it was a new one on me lol. Seeing the wrong color for nitrates threw me there :) That and the lack of oxygen.
yodapoolman is offline  
post #19 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 08:49 PM
zof
Member
 
zof's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ruby716 View Post
i thought that nitrates can be up to 80ppm and thats fine??
Fish might tolerate nitrates easier then ammonia and nitrites and 80 is probably survivable for many species, its always in the fishes best interest if you keep these numbers as low as possible. 10-20 is always a good range to aim for but of course lower is better.
zof is offline  
post #20 of 21 Old 06-06-2011, 06:14 PM
I wouldn't let my fish stand more than 40

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
Christople is offline  
Reply

Tags
cory , gasping , nitrates , tetra , water agitation

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nitrates Are Way Too High. crazy4fish Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 12 03-01-2008 06:11 PM
High Nitrates R D Saltwater Fish Diseases 21 03-25-2007 10:20 PM
high nitrates lioness501 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 15 02-23-2007 04:15 AM
High nitrates Greg Tropical Fish Diseases 15 09-21-2006 12:08 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome