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about my plantedTank water ,No2 high

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I have PlantedTank 50g,substrate ADA amazonia AS,,Filter Fluval405,no activated carbon, minium plants,Co2 DIY one buble/2s, 10 amano shrimps, 2 cory cat, 14 neon fish,6 blue ram, Tank set up 15 days,
now water conditions :
PH : 7.25
KH : 5oDH
GH 7oDH
No2 : 3.3 g/l
NH3/NH4+ Ammonia 0 mg/l
I don't know why No2 always high like that, is it harm to Amano shrimps ( because 1 shrimp dead / a day ) ? , but all fishes was okie, no dead
I live in south California ,
I need your help to do something to save shrimp
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Are you sure NO2 is 3.3 g/L? Or is it 3.3 mg/L? Either way they should be at 0. This is probably the reason that you are having trouble with your shrimp as they can be very sensitive to this. It sounds like the tank wasn't cycled properly. Since the fauna are already in there, do partial water changes (PWCs) to keep levels as low as possible (I think 0.5 mg/L is acceptable considering the circumstances). Continue daily PWCs, testing before and after you perform them. When your tank can keep itself at 0 mg/L NO2 between water changes it means that you have the tank properly cycled and you can quit with the water changes. It could take anywhere from 2 weeks to a month to go through this, so be prepared to do some work. Also, adding some floating plants or fast growing stems could help to bring down the NO2 levels in addition to the PWCs.
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Do PWC for a few days and test your NO2 daily (about 30 min-1 hour). Also did you cycle the tank before adding inhabitants? If not then it is just remaining spiked. Add some Fast Growing stems like Hygrophila or Hornwort to use up the excess nutrients.


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thank alot
I think No2 3.3 mp/l,
And I want to ask about place to put intake and outtake of filter,,
put them same side or diffrence side,
Now I keep them same side
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@ james from Cali
Thank alot
I used water from my koi pond to cycle plantedtank 1 week before add livestocks
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To be honest I've never used a canister filter so I couldn't tell you for sure, but if I were setting one up I would put them on opposite sides. I think this would provide the most flow throughout the tank.

Also, did you just use the water from your koi pond? If you did the water doesn't hold that much bacteria. The majority of bacteria live in the substrate and in filters. If you have any sort of filter on your koi pond that you can seed from, that would probably speed up your cycle.
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Thank alot Isu712
Last time I get some water from pond's filter but look green water, I scare to algae to my new plantedtank,,
Tonight when I come home, I try to change intake of filter to another side,,
I bought Amano shrimp from local tropical store, but don't see them eating any algae
maybe stress
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Rather than using the water, try using some of the filter media from the pond in the filter on your tank. This is where most of the bacteria live.

It certainly sounds like the stress could easily be contributing to the fact that the Amanos aren't eating.
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tonight. I try some we just talk about, then let you know some happen tomorow
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Hi Isu712
Yesterday, I change 50% water then clean up filter,,after change done,I check No2 is 0.8 mg/l,,then keep filter run all night to this morning, I check No2 it goes down to 0.3 mg/l
Tonight, I check again to see what going on
and let you know ,tomorow
hope it take No2 down more hihihihi
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Sounds like you're on the right track. Glad to help.
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Hi Isu712
Last night , I test again,, No2 go up again to 0.8 mg/l
like something wrong,,,maybe from ADA substrate,,
this night I'll test again and see what going on
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I would say that a change from 0.3 to 0.8 isn't very significant and isn't much to worry about. Do your best to perform PWCs when it gets above 0.5 or so and just continue to monitor it.
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I'd say those readings are pretty good considering you've only had your tank set up for 15 days with ADA AS for a substrate!





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