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    Double pass reverse osmosis.

    Looks like that Resin is a cheaper alternative though it would not work in my current in-line DI resin cartridge. It needs to "swirl" and sounds like quite a bit would end up inside my bucket. And Seachem purigen can be recharged with bleach but, I want no part of any bleach coming near my tank...
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    The quest for 0ppm nitrates using a pozzani filter.

    Hehehee I put my water in gallon jugs, temp with a digital food grade thermometer, then microwave them for 10 seconds per degree of temperature rise. Say my stored water is 71 degrees, and i need it to be 76 degrees, i would microwave a gallon of water for 50 seconds. Let us all know how the...
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    Double pass reverse osmosis.

    Yeah i know right? there is yellow- orange, 5ppm, then orange 10ppm, then another, exactly the same orange color 20ppm, then red 40ppm, then exactly the same red color again, 80ppm, then a dark red for 160ppm. See what I do, is when I check the color, if it's orange i just see if it's closer...
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    Double pass reverse osmosis.

    Well I measured the water pressure before getting the system to see if it would work, I get between 40-82 PSI depending on if the water pump had just been turned on or not, I actually had to install a pressure regulator to stop it from going above 70PSI. So I do not have an issue filling up a 5...
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    Sparkling gourami Nitrate requiments and DPRO systems

    I'm also wondering if it's possible that my test bottle is now displaying false positives, since i used over 100 drops without shaking it. We have well water so, we would have to drill the well deeper to fix the issue or no longer use it for drinking.
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    Double pass reverse osmosis.

    Is it worth it, can it be done? I would really like to know if anyone has that type of system, if it can be run on normal 40-80 psi water pressure. I do not like the idea of having to repeatedly buy mixed bed resin filters to get the water quality where I want it when the resin has been used up...
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    Sparkling gourami Nitrate requiments and DPRO systems

    I recently had a sparkling gourami pass on due to high nitrate levels, but it was my mistake. I did not know you were supposed to shake the second bottle of test solution for 30 second before adding it to the test vial, so I was getting a false 0ppm reading for my water so I did not change the...
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    Water chemistry not changing, no water changes and over feeding.

    I'm not sure about dissolved metals like copper or anything, but our well goes down 300 feet, and it is quite hard. I use water conditioner that is supposed to treat water which might have metal in it just in case. I'm more concerned that the PH of the water settles out around 8.3.even though it...
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    Water chemistry not changing, no water changes and over feeding.

    I have well water, I test it before adding to the tank because it can fluctuate due to rainfall and it comes out as zero. The only reason i have not done any water changes is due to the fact Tetra safe start said to not do so for two weeks after adding it.and also to be sure i did not get a bad...
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    Water chemistry not changing, no water changes and over feeding.

    I have a weird issue. For the first month of cycling my 10 gallon tank i did get higher ammonia levels, but i did end up with nitrites and nitrates both as well. However i over cleaned my Bio sponge by squeezing it too many times and too hard in the aquarium water which i then threw out, because...
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    10 gallon/40 liter tank, is twelve small fish too much?

    Ok, the SAE has been returned, and the betta has been removed. Now there are 5 neon tetras, 2 sparkling gourami and 3 bandit cory catfish. We have also added 2 amano shrimp. The water chemistry does not seem to be changing at all. even with feeding twice a day. A pinch of regular flakes, a...
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    10 gallon/40 liter tank, is twelve small fish too much?

    Plecos get way too huge and need a 55 gallon tank, unless i can find a dwarf kind that only get to 2 inches max. And this is the sort of issue I am having https://fishkeepingadvice.com/12-best-algae-eaters/ It lists the SAE as a good community fish that does not get along well with it's own...
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    10 gallon/40 liter tank, is twelve small fish too much?

    I realized a lot of the aggression started after i removed the activated carbon and before the two new fish, I put it back in to see if there is any change. The research online isn't easy as i have to go through a bunch of websites that all say something different. What about two sparkling...
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    10 gallon/40 liter tank, is twelve small fish too much?

    So the betta and the Siamese alge eater need to go, Even though the places i got them from told me they would be fine with the fish and the tank i have, and that 6" was rare for an alge eater, most only get to 2-4 inches and the larger ones were "mutated" And now it turns out i don't have...
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    10 gallon/40 liter tank, is twelve small fish too much?

    I recently purchaces a topfin 10 kit, and replaced the top with a glass topper. Ran it for about three weeks with 5 neon tetras adding stress zyme for benifical bactera. it seemed to cycle just fine, then we added 3 bandit cory catfish who found a nice home under our suspended driftwood log...
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