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  1. Phosphates Help

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello there. I was wondering if I'm supposed to use Prime after a tank is fully cycled(I'm on a well) If so a half dose? Also, does anyone know if Prime contains any phosphates at all? What are some of the best ways to lower phosphate levels in an aquarium or is it better to use filtered...
  2. How can you find out the hardness of aquarium water?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a API Freshwater Master Test Kit that shows me the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, and high pH levels of my water. I was wondering how to tell the hardness of the water because under a lot of the fish profiles here it says they need certain degree of soft/hard water. Thanks. Ps. Is there...
  3. Puzzling Ammonia Levels

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I've had a 10 gallon aquarium for about a year now. I did a fishless cycle, and have some guppies, and tetras. In the beginning when I first set things up, I would test daily, then every other day, then once a week. Whenever I tested, ammonia levels were at 0. 2 weeks ago, the water got a bit...