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    Ro Water Needs Replenishing?

    Sokoleo,   In same sitaution as you with high nitrates coming out of tap at new house.  I RO'd at my old house and will have a new system put in at this house.  I have always used Seachem Equilibrium and Alkaline buffer for the past 5 years.  I have read and have been told that Equilibrium is...
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    Nitrates Out Of The Tap...ugh. Seeking Help/assistance...

    Thanks Steven/Michael,   Steven, the more feedback I get the plant method to reducing nitrate in a holding tank seems like it could be pretty laborious,  The more I think to myself, the more I am leaning towards going back to RO.  I calculated that I need about 100 gallons a week for water...
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    Nitrates Out Of The Tap...ugh. Seeking Help/assistance...

    Thanks Michael,   ​I took a look at their website and it looks like they offer a whole house nitrate removing system.  Not that I would go this way.  The more I think about it I would probably go back to RO before I went with that option.   Hoping Pothos plants in a hydroponics setup in my 100...
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    Nitrates Out Of The Tap...ugh. Seeking Help/assistance...

    Thanks Steven,    Yes I RO'd water at my old house on the well and it worked well.  Now that we are on public water my cost for water per month would go up substantially.  Here is the report for our water back from 2015, most current report.   Had trouble pasting the link, but if you enter into...
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    Nitrates Out Of The Tap...ugh. Seeking Help/assistance...

    Thanks Michael. ​I ran RO on my well with an average 30-50PSI and my membrane was still working after 4 years.  I initially bought a pump to push the PSI up but it was such a pain.  I stopped using the pump and the RO system still worked fine.  I had a DI portion also but that would only work...
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    Nitrates Out Of The Tap...ugh. Seeking Help/assistance...

    Background (sorry for the longer post, but believe it provides helpful info): I recently purchased my mom’s house.  I had spent time there 6 years ago and had a 75 gallon tank.  The house has public water and nitrates out of the tap were always zero. I moved to a house with well water and the...
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    German Ram - Mouth Fungus? - Pics Included

    Thanks Byron, Here are some more pics.  I believe I would try the hospital tank first and treat the ram there.     Two observations - looks like fish is puckering for a kiss and some deep red spots behind mouth.   Keeping my fingers crossed.  I hate when these things happen as they consume my...
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    German Ram - Mouth Fungus? - Pics Included

    Thanks for the note Byron.   I will try to get another picture or two tonight that is easier to see.  Here is my dilemma.  I have to leave for California on Dec 9th and won't return until the 15th.  I figured for a normal 5 day treatment with say Mardel Maracyn I would want to start tomorrow in...
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    German Ram - Mouth Fungus? - Pics Included

    Good evening all, Hoping to get some advice on my german ram that looks like it has some sort of mouth fungus.  See front left side of mouth.    Parameters: 90 gallon largest fish in the tank ( single ram ) w/ harlequin ras, neons, cardinals, and rummy nose temp 78-80 0,0, 5-10 Ph 7 ish, Kh...
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    Bolivian Ram - What Could It Be?

    Thanks Star,   I have not seen stringy white feces from either of the rams.  Would that be some sort of worm?  I generally feed once a day, sometimes twice a day with cichlid pellets as the staple, from two different manufacturers.  Once or twice a week I will substitute with bloodworms...
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    Bolivian Ram - What Could It Be?

    Star, Looks like things are better, but not easy to tell from my phone.  My wife's phone takes better pics.   jb
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    Bolivian Ram - What Could It Be?

    Thanks Star - should have realized that.  I have not dealt with that problem in the past but will take a look at it.  I meant to post some pics today , but will get to it soon to show update.  jb
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    Bolivian Ram - What Could It Be?

    Hey Hobby,   I am sorry but not sure what HITD stands for?  Thanks, Jb
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    Bolivian Ram - What Could It Be?

    Hey Star,   Quick update.  I have not moved the ram to the hospital tank yet.  The color of the spot has faded and still no change in personality.  I will add some pics this weekend, but keeping my fingers crossed that things will get better on there own.   Thanks, jb
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    Bolivian Ram - What Could It Be?

    Sorry Star, I just updated location.  I have some Maracyn and will take a look at it this evening. Jb
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    Bolivian Ram - What Could It Be?

    Thanks Star , I am over in the US.  I will look up those medications to see what I can find.    Puzzling to me as well.  Still very active and eating like always.  I will keep you posted.  I appreciate your help.   jb
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    Bolivian Ram - What Could It Be?

    Thank you for the reply Star.  Actually this tank is a bare bottom tank.  As far as something that could have impacted his nostril, I am not sure.  What is a recommended antibacterial medication?
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    Bolivian Ram - What Could It Be?

    Hello all, Hoping to get some advice for my bolivian ram. First off here are stats: 75 gallon, weekly 20-25% water changes Temp 75 A – 0, N- 0, Ntrate- 10-20ppm, PH 8.0 I have had him/her for since Sept 2012. Housed with Cardinal Tetras, Black Neon Tetras and one other bolivian ram. No new tank...
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    Brown Leech Things In Turtle Aquarium

    White worms could be nematodes.  I had them in one of my turtle aquariums and the fish started to eat them.  I have not noticed them for a while.  Based on what I read they don't seem to be harmful, just not very pleasant to look at.   Not sure about the brown leach thing, although, could not...
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    Turtle Food

    If I am reading this correctly you are looking for some turtle pellets for smaller turtles.    Mazuri - good pellet food Zoomed - not as good according to some but has a hatchling formula that has very small pellets   Not sure if you can find these in India.   jb
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