NilusFishFamily

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Have you tested your water?
Yes
If yes, what is your ammonia?
0
If yes, what is your nitrite?
0
If yes, what is your nitrate?
30
If I did not test my water...
...I recognize that I will likely be asked to do a test, and that water tests are critical for solving freshwater health problems.
Do you do water changes?
Yes
What percentage of water do you change?
21-30%
How frequently do you change your water?
Every week
If I do not change my water...
...I recognize that I will likely be recommended to do a water change, and water changes are critical for preventing future freshwater health problems.
Pleas help. He’s sick and we need help, I originally posted this (link below) in the pleco bottom dweller forum but I thought I might get a better response here

Only other notes:
1) we added the plant food yesterday Easy Green from aquarium co-op
2) Nitrates are high, close to 40 doing a water change tomorrow morning first thing. Anything I can do immediately?
3) I’m disabled so I’m limited and can’t do much tonight but I’m open to suggestions! I have stress coat and a few other things here...
4) 20% change last week, due again tomorrow. Planning at least 30%-suggestions????

 

kno4te

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I’d suggest trying to get the nitrates down as much as possible. Up ur water changes to 50% twice a week. If ur disabled then get a pond pump and a garden hose for the water changes. Add some salt 1 tsp per g for now.
 

Kelly_Aquatics

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If you have a python system it makes water changes so much easier but if you want to make it even easier then get a pump like kno4te kno4te said
Other than that up water changes to 50% a week at least alson what tank size and what are the tank mates?
 
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NilusFishFamily

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Nov 7, 2018
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If you have a python system it makes water changes so much easier but if you want to make it even easier then get a pump like kno4te kno4te said
Other than that up water changes to 50% a week at least alson what tank size and what are the tank mates?
120g
1 goldfish 4”
It’s just the 2 of them in there
 
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