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Old 04-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #2461
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hey guys, a friend of mine has a problem and i am racking my brains out over it. 40ppm nitrate but 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite. water changes aren't helping. it is a fully mature tank, but we can't seem to get the nitrates down. any ideas?
Filter media that hasn't been cared for can be a nitrate factory. Cleaning up the bottom of a sump or squeezing out a sponge filter usually helps as would using a Python on the substrate. Water changes, obviously help, but it takes a LOT more than you think to get to drop. Remember all WC do is dilute and if the source water has even low nitrate levels, it just makes it a tougher trek downhill. As suggested, try a different test kit or at least check for an expiration date.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:49 PM   #2462
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sorry, i forgot to update this. i finally convinced her to change filter media. problem resolved. thanks for the help folks
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:11 AM   #2463
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anyone got a local source on assassin snails? looking for enough to control a pond snail breakout on a 40b
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:58 AM   #2464
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I saw some at Aquarium Center last time I was out there. I would call first before making the trip, although it's not all that far and worth a trip if you haven't been.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:01 AM   #2465
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I saw some at Aquarium Center last time I was out there. I would call first before making the trip, although it's not all that far and worth a trip if you haven't been.
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They have them there. Either way, worth the trip!
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:56 AM   #2466
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also saw them at petco ardmore i believe.

Anyone around the university city area? Looking for a adult male cherry shrimp. Think it might be my problem since the last couple females dropped their eggs/ maybe none of the other males are old enough.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #2467
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hidden reef had a large amount not too long ago. not super sure they're there still, but give them a call
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:31 PM   #2468
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I've got some sunset hygro available if anyone is interested. ITs already bagged up so you might want to get them asap. RAOK.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:24 AM   #2469
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:38 AM   #2470
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replied. bagged and ready to go.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:40 AM   #2471
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now for something different...

anyone interested in purchasing two plain clown fish, a tangaroa goby, or a cleaner shrimp?

I'd also be interested in maybe selling the coral I have in this 12g nanocube as well.

with the 125g freshwater being set up I can see my interest and time to spend on the 12g drying up.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:31 AM   #2472
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Anyone interested in 30 or so lemons, 5 or so sids, and a couple of amanos?

Free to a good home.

All or none, please.

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Old 05-03-2013, 04:27 AM   #2473
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Anyone interested in 30 or so lemons, 5 or so sids, and a couple of amanos?

Free to a good home.

All or none, please.

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What are sids? Your in pheonixville?
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:28 AM   #2474
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What are sids? Your in pheonixville?
Probably sidthimunki loaches.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:10 PM   #2475
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Probably sidthimunki loaches.
Yup

And yes, phoenixville.

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