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Old 01-16-2013, 03:15 AM   #31
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Next time through, try these folks for a better price on EM:

http://www.nationalfishpharm.com/products.html

I didn't catch this thread in time to tell you.

99.9% sure you won't see any ill effect from this treatment.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:03 AM   #32
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Next time through, try these folks for a better price on EM:

http://www.nationalfishpharm.com/products.html

I didn't catch this thread in time to tell you.

99.9% sure you won't see any ill effect from this treatment.

Cheers
thanks for your vote of confidence moose... i don't think i would've made the leap if it weren't for the reassurance of the forum^^



as you can see its gotten ugly in there. my c. zukali and c. pahang mutated have been inflicted! clearly they are not happy campers
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:16 AM   #33
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i think its safe to say my test kits are comparable and that i actually have more like 160ppm nitrates! :O
A little trick with those test kits. You might already know, but it never hurts to share it again.

Reliably distinguishing between those shades of red at the high ppms is notoriously difficult.

Try combining, for example, a tbsp. of tank water with 3 tbsp. of distilled water. Mix well. Fill the test vial from that mixture.

Now you've shifted the range of the kit. If you see 20ppm it's really 80ppm, 40ppm is really 160ppm, and so on. The color changes are more distinct around the lower ranges.

And with the API kits, always view the test vial with it pressed directly up against the white space alongside the color bars, not just in front.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:24 AM   #34
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The test color chart says it's for saltwater. You're using the correct chart?
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The test color chart says it's for saltwater. You're using the correct chart?
hmm indeed it does... just to confirm, i used the old Nitrate test solutions against the new ones i purchased. and they both came up with similar color results. but i'll definately check again when i get home. good eye danielt thank you!
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:26 PM   #36
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I started a similar thread yesterday. I have the problem in a brackish tank with Opae Ula shrimp. Shrimp aren't really happy with high nitrates, and I'm curious if they or :the live rock: will survive antibiotics.

Until I find out for sure, I'm going to use a phosphate removing product in a hob filter to increase water movement. The shrimp will hide, no doubt. I have already cut back on light substantially, both intensity and day length...

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If nitrates are not a problem... I just talked to one of my buddies who's starting an Iwagumi style and got BGA all over the place. He told me it dealt with BGA in a couple of hours by squirting locally, with a syringe, PPS-Pro.

You might try that if you haven't dosed the antibiotics yet. I think any NO3 solution should do the trick.
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Did a parameter check on the tank last night.

pH 8.2

Ammonia 0

Nitrite 0

Nitrate 0

What's PPS-PRO?

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It's a liquid macro fertilizer with the main component of KNO3, I think it's called Potassium Nitrate. English it's not my native language
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hmm indeed it does... just to confirm, i used the old Nitrate test solutions against the new ones i purchased. and they both came up with similar color results. but i'll definately check again when i get home. good eye danielt thank you!


i double checked and nitrate chart is the same.
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Noticed any change yet?
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Noticed any change yet?
i'm a bit disheartened as the BGA seems unaffected.

Day 3 of EM treatment
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Odd. Anything in your tank that could be removing it? Carbon, Purigen, UV?
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i double checked and nitrate chart is the same.
So your nitrate is off the chart?
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Odd. Anything in your tank that could be removing it? Carbon, Purigen, UV?
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