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    Can't beat old tank syndrome

    Hahaha that's rediculous. Surely nothing could survive in that. Oh well they are getting better now and hopefully they will never have to have it again
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    Can't beat old tank syndrome

    She says she is willing to do the work and I can only take her word for it. She now knows what she's done wrong and how to maintain a tank now. she also knows that I wouldn't be willing to do it again so she has no choice. I did offer to take the fish off her hands if she didn't want the tank...
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    Can't beat old tank syndrome

    Thanks for all of the help everyone. I've mentioned a pre filter to her but it's up to her if she spends money on it. I have now managed to get a reading slightly below the 160ppm, still nowhere near sorted yet, but hopefully on the right track. It has taken one 25% and three 50% water changes...
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    Can't beat old tank syndrome

    Thanks. I hadn't thought about just removing the gravel. Will give that a try soon if a few more water changes doesn't help. I've just had to clean the filter again because it was full again. I thi k where I've been moving everything it's all been stuck in the filter again
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    Can't beat old tank syndrome

    Well that's better maths than I could do. Yeah I gravel vac with every water change I'm doing. The tank is a fluval roma 125 with a fluval 207 for filtration. Apparently bought it second hand so didn't come with the original internal filter
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    Can't beat old tank syndrome

    Yeah I've been doing the test correctly. Tested my own tank to make sure the tests are working and they have come back as expected. I think I'll keep doing water changes for abit longer and add the nitratex when it arrives before testing something more extreme like large water changes
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    Can't beat old tank syndrome

    The fish don't seem stressed at the minute. They are still eating happily when they are fed and don't seem to be loosing condition. I did the large one at the start and then smaller ones daily so they had some time to get use to the water changing but it doesn't seem to be helping. Just looking...
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    Can't beat old tank syndrome

    She has six mollys in there at the minute that have been In there since the start so are use to the high nitrate. Was thinking about doing a 100% water change if I couldn't get it under control any other way but I also didn't want to shock the fish with sudden clean water
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    Can't beat old tank syndrome

    Thanks all. I did test her tap water and it has 15ppm nitrate in it so I know it will be slowing down the drop but I cant even get it below 160ppm yet Nitrite and ammonia are both undetectable now, was a slight rise in nitrite 0.25 when I started moving everything but that has now gone back to...
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    Can't beat old tank syndrome

    So I was asked my one of my mums friends to help her find out why the new fish she was buying kept dying within a day or two. I went to her house and tested the water and it instantly sent the api nitrate test dark red, so over 160ppm, I retested with a nt labs test and the same result. Turns...
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    Can you switch back to tap after ro water

    I have had my tank running on reverse osmosis water since I set it up as I had rams that came from a softwater system so I kept them softwater. I no longer have the rams and today my ro filter broke to a point that it needs replacing. I was wondering if anyone has ever switched from soft water...
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    Looking for algae eater help

    Thanks for the link, I'm in the uk so can't use petco, but I did buy some algae wafers when I purchased the fish
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    Looking for algae eater help

    So I purchased a few of these the other day and they have nuked all of the algae in the tank, done way more than I would have expected. Thanks for the incredible recommendation
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    Looking for algae eater help

    Thanks I will look for these the next time I'm at the fish shop.
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    First saltwater tank

    Hi, I have 2 reef tanks and they are great and I would definitely recommend anyone getting one that is dedicated. I'll try to break down keeping a saltwater tank as best I can. So the main different types of tanks. Fish only, fish only with live rock and reef. The first 2 are the simplest and...
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    Looking for algae eater help

    Hi, first post here so sorry if this is the wrong place for the question. I have just converted my 80 gallon planted tank to house turtles, the tank has been cycled for nearly 2 years and has pretty stable perameters but now that I have changed over to support turtles I have an area of high...
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