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Old 05-05-2013, 07:57 AM   #16
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Thanks zorfox and puopg. I'm cultivating my patience. I am so impatient because I don't want any more losses. I noticed a new molt before I changed the water.

My second pwc brought the nitrites to maybe a 1? Anyway it was lighter purple than the crazy dark stuff I've normally been testing. I'll do another pwc (2g) in the late morning.
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I tested the water before the first pwc today. It was in the lighter purple, like a 1 or so. After the pwc of 2 gal the reading was still elevated. I'll do another 2 gal pwc tonight. Working on patience. Hoping to really see the nitrite levels staying low like this. The lighter purple has to mean I'm making progress. If I can keep the levels from getting back into the dark purple I'll feel like I'm making progress.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:08 AM   #18
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Can I jump up and down for a minute? I just tested the water after my 2nd 50% pwc today. My nitrites are negligible! Not the pale blue, but a really light purple I guess. I've been feeling like Sisyphus, repeating the same task over and over and feeling like I'm not truly gaining ground. Of course this isn't a meaningless task. But you get the drift I'm sure.

Anyway, I'm not stopping now! No way! I'm going to keep doing 2x daily 50% pwc until I'm only seeing nitrates and no nitrites. And then I'll likely continue for a few days after as well. My nitrates have been holding steady and no ammonia. So I'm still a bit confused how my nitrites have remained so high despite changing all but 1gal of the water every day? I'm not dosing ferts and I don't think there is a root tab still in there.

And I'm bummed cuz I found another dead shrimp earlier. It was one of the two low grade cherries I have left. The rest are sakura and pfr grade.

More good news is I think my tds pen will arrive tomorrow! Its that or the purigen.

When I get the purigen, would it be OK to remove the carbon in my filter and replace it with the purigen bag? I would be fine with leaving the carbon bag in the tank for a while so I wouldn't lose all that beneficial bacteria right as I'm hopefully achieving balance.
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