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#1 benvanned

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:01 AM

Well. I say overnight. I changed my work schedule and I was not able to do a water change for a week or so. I came home the other day to find one of my guppies bloated and pine-coning. I put him in quarantine but he did not make it. I did a 25% water change but my nitrate levels are still at 20ppm. This confuses me because I have gone longer without water changes in the past.

I have a 30g High,

My stock is:
1 male ct betta
3 Platys (One very juvenile or maybe still considered a fry)
2 male fancy guppies (1 now)
4 corys
2 fruit tetras
1 "sydontis lace cat"

I am aware that this is a heavy stock but I have never had a nitrate problem in the past with even heavier stock.
What do you guys suppose is the problem?

#2 Maryanne

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

do you have any live plants?

Try testing the water that comes out of your tap. Something may have changed with your water company and there may be nitrates in your water source now.

#3 benvanned

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

I do have live plants and I will be testing my tap.




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