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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-15-2017, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Killing fish

Hi All,

I am pretty sure that by adding liquid frets to one of my 29 gal. tanks I have managed to kill some of my fish? They were fine for months until I put them in my lo-tech tank.

Here's what I add to this tank:
Seachem flourish tabs
API co2 booster
Seachem: iron,potassium,excel, flourish, advanced flourish, Trace, Prime, API co2 down. Just started with co2 down after fish died. PH is around 8.1 and KH is 4. No ammonia or nitrates or nitrites, water temp does fluctuate though from 74F - 78F when the lights go off. Since it's summer I don't use my heaters some days.


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I suspect something is wrong with your testing. A ph of 8.1 and a kh of 4 is really odd. This would equate to a CO2 concentration on only 1ppm, which is less than ambient air.

You should also be running a heater to keep the temp in your tank stable. A 4 degree swing is pretty high.

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