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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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I have nitrate readings that are at 80 ppm. I had some osmocote plus caps in my substrate and they are on top of my substrate now. Could this cause my nitrate levels to be high? I have not dosed since Saturday.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 01:19 AM
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Having too much osmocote directly in the water is dangerous. It can release ammonia too and kill everything (fish wise) in your tank. If it's just one or two it should be fine, but if it's a lot of them, then chances are that you did not do a good enough job of burying them and they are leaching into the water column.

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Well I accidentally dug up like 10+ and it makes since. Ever since I dug them up I have seen my water perameters out of whack. Ive lost 3 angelfish and today I lost my amanos. Looks like tomorrow I'm picking every single one out
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You have to keep these buried. It's better to leave the ones that are in deep in and just do a close to 100% water change instead.

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do you do water changes? and how often? o.0 simply changing more water and more frequently will help avoid a PITA removal or reburying of the osmocote, i haven't had problems with mine and my snails regularly uncover the pellets, i just change plenty of water


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