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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Nitrate Spikes to 5.0

I just thought I'd share this. I was medicating my QT tank with Melafix and had to remove cartridges from my filter. Nitrate spiked to 5.0 ppm in a very short span of time. I did 50% WC, put the cartridges back in and dumped a very unhealthy sword in (I figure, I'll just sacrifice it). Next day, Nitrate is back to 0 and everything else is still stable. The sword didn't get any worse. I'll probably keep it in there for the time being especially now that it now has a trace of Melafix.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 10:51 PM
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I'm not sure of what you are saying? Nitrate of 5 would not require any action for me. Possible you mean nitrite? But then when treating with meds, I don't try to check nitrite or nitrate. Is it possible the Melafix would show as one or the other?
I thought Melafix was to be a 7 day treatment? So why would there only be a trace of it?
I'm not understanding what you are saying?
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I would explain but I don't see any necessity. Thanks for responding though.
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I'm not sure why, but for some reason this thread makes me laugh.
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I'm not sure why, but for some reason this thread makes me laugh.
I just scratched my head, and moved on.

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I would explain but I don't see any necessity. Thanks for responding though.
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