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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 05:07 PM
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Your water params look ok.
What has happened in your tank since your last posting in early January, about a month & a half ago ?
Did you keep up the large, frequent wcs, and the tank cleaning routine ?
How are your discus doing now ?
Fill us in.
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 05:10 PM
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Too bad you don't know the owner of my lfs...

He is an absolute discus freak and him and his brother do water changes like twice a week. I think he would know.

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Was that 0 nitrates I saw?

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i think it could have been me cleaning out my filter. i didn't save much of the media like i should have. So i think it may be a cycling problem?



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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 07:03 AM
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The oily film on the surface of your water indicates a high level of dissolved organis in your water. In other words your tank is dirty. Do the reccomended w/c running some activated carbon in your filters will also help. Dont forget the wipe down and gravel vac.
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