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  1. Rofish

    Reducing Phosphate And Nitrate

    In February 2019, my nitrate level was 80 and my phosphate was 5. There was algae everywhere: substrate, plants and ornaments and I was losing a lot of fish. I made lots of changes as detailed in my first post, the algae has virtually gone, the tank looks good and the nitrate and phosphate...
  2. Rofish

    Reducing Phosphate And Nitrate

    No, I suspect the fish died of natural causes rather than nitrate or phosphate. The nitrate level in my tank is 10 ppm and the phosphate level is between 1 and 2. I keep on reading that the levels should be much lower and was wondering what more I could do to reduce those levels.
  3. Rofish

    Cleaning Algae Off Silk And Plastic Plants

    I would use Hydrogen Peroxide rather than a Chlorine bleach to soak the ornaments. Hydrogen Peroxide converts to water in a short time - so a dechlorinator would not be necessary as I understand (but I am not a chemist). But I would still thoroughly rinse the ornaments and soak them in water...
  4. Rofish

    Reducing Phosphate And Nitrate

    Yes. The tank was cycled in 2012.
  5. Rofish

    Reducing Phosphate And Nitrate

    I have a 180 litre Juwel tank. I had an algae problem last February. I made a lot of changes, bought several live plants, increased the frequency of water changes, introduced shrimps and snails, rinsed/changed media sponges more regularly. The aquarium now looks good and the levels of...
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    Hello, I'm Rofish

    Thank you. It is a Juwel vision 180.
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    Hello, I'm Rofish

    Hi there I have uploaded a picture of my tank. I think it has appeared twice!
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    Hello, I'm Rofish

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    Hello, I'm Rofish

    Hi there. I'm Rofish and I have just become a member. I have been keeping fresh water tropical fish since 2012. I have a 180 litre tank stocked with small community fish - raspboras, Colombian and phantom tetras, barbs, platys, nerite snails and a few shrimp. I am really looking forward to...




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