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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread High Nitrate levels.
    I think it's relative to the volume of the water change and/or the volume of repetitive water changes in addition to other negative...
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread High Nitrate levels.
    Yes, I discovered very high nitrates in my well water, most likely due to the (well fertilized) 95 acre farmers field across the road. I...
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    AbbeysDad reacted to seangee's post in the thread High Nitrate levels with Like Like.
    Water changes won't affect BB, they live on tank surfaces. Your readings suggest that nitrates are way higher than your test can...
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Too much filtration?.
    I've seen it parroted over and over...."there's no such thing as too much filtration". But this is WRONG...at least as it applies to...
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Tank cleaning.
    I believe that the objective of the routine periodic partial water change is to replace as much polluted water with fresh water as is...
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    AbbeysDad reacted to seangee's post in the thread Tank cleaning with Like Like.
    Good advice indeed. I change 75% weekly as a matter of course in all 4 of my tanks. I aslo use nothing but sponge as filter media, and...
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Tank cleaning.
    Just look at nature....fresh water is CONSTANTLY renewed by rains and snow melt. Consider the creeks, streams, and rivers that flow...
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    AbbeysDad reacted to Abaddon's post in the thread Fish with curve spine with Like Like.
    If it's active and eating well, nothing. Just isolate it from the other fish so that it doesn't breed.
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Storing RO/DI water?.
    It's true that many SW fishkeepers tend to do few partial water changes. I have a Nephew with a SW tank with deep sand, live rock, and a...
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    As a long time hobbyist, I only became An Accidental Breeder 2-3 years ago when my daughter asked me to get a particular pair of fish...
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Tank cleaning.
    Observing fresh water in nature, science, logic, plus 50+ years in the hobby had led me to the conclusion that the cleanest, freshest...
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    AbbeysDad reacted to PheonixKingZ's post in the thread Tank cleaning with Like Like.
    I have to be honest, I have only been changing out 25%-40% of my water each week. After reading this thread (and @Byron’s/@AbbeysDad’s...
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Tank cleaning.
    There IS such a thing as too much filtration, but there is NO SUCH THING as too much fresh, clean water. If we look at nature we see...
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    Breeding Tropical Fish
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Help with high water hardness.
    My Nitrate Fight - I continue to filter nitrates from my source well water using API Nitra-Zorb that is routinely recharged with...
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