My Aquarium Review - Minimal Water Changes

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after several days of monitoring, all my fishes are well.
my new tank for the pangasius was broken when the white
one banged it hard with the head. they are now back to the
original tank.... very crowded.

i am now in the process of comparing data with the open filtering
box as against the closed system. i do believe that open box is more
efficient in controlling the presence of ammonia and good bacteria.
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I'm curious to hear more about how you're testing your water. I know of no conventional method to accurately measure nitrates to the hundreth of a ppm, which is implied by the results you reported above (57.92), which makes me suspect the technique of measurement. Even photometric measurements will only commonly give accuracy to the tenth of a part per million. Further evidence to question the testing method comes from your nitrate spike after a water change. Generally, this is evidence of ammonia and nitrite levels affecting the nitrate test to desensitize it to inaccurate levels, which would mean you had a false negative test for these parameters earlier.
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hi WTF, i sent sample at water testing center and pay
P1,300.00 for its testing. they uses spectro system for nitrate;
potentiometric method for pH; titration method for alkalinity
and manganese; spectro system for ammonia & nitrite.

as i have told in my earlier post, testing kit is unknown
here in my place. all lfs here do not carry anything like that.
hobbyist do not test their water. and only few among us here
have grown fishes as big as mine.
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If they are accurate tests, then there is reason for the spike. You may want to re-examine your setup or test your tap water.

Did you use the same testing service both times? My skepticism stems from an accuracy of 1 ppm in the first test and an accuracy of one hundreth of a ppm in the round after the water change. Maybe it's a reporting issue, but either way it raises flags for me.
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marcus replied the topic: Re:My Aquarium Review - Minimal Water Changes

Whats that in UK pounds or US dollars???? I know about fish but not world currency. I am not sure I would trust the tests. I have herd shops in uk even get it wrong.

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PAUL replied the topic: Re:My Aquarium Review - Minimal Water Changes

its a peso in our currency equivalent to 15.85 UK pounds.
(1 pound=82 pesos) that is the only testing available here.
my latest test was done two days after i change my water.

right now, i am back with my old system, all my rooting plants
in my filtering box, high protein diet but with ciclid pellets
and dried shrimps once a week. the pellets cost me more than enough
for 3 months supply of fresh meat.
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PAUL replied the topic: Re:My Aquarium Review - Minimal Water Changes

after surfing and surfing, i was able to get
an articles that tackles aquaponics and i am
very happy to find out that i am doing the right
thing. for those of you who wish to see the said
journals:
www.aquaponics.com/Infoarticle02.htm

i am so relieve to find out that someone out there
is doing the same scientifically. i can now go ahead
with my backyard project that will sufice my love
in aquarium fishes and having good vegetables in my
table.
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im nothing but amazed here.
blimey!

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OR you can remove nitrates from your tank water by use of a DENITRATOR !!!!!!!!if you get the capacity coil length and flow rate regulated for your tank size you will not need to remove nitrate by waterchange !!!!!!!! the NITRATE EATING BACTERIA can only survive in OXYGEN FREE CONDITIONS so you develop this bacteria inside the denitrator that is fed water from your tank and the water is DEOXYGENATED by running through the coil reactor before it gets to the oxygen free chamber whare the NITRATE EATING bacteria live this bacteria clears nitrate from the now deoxygenated water and hey presto out comes nitrate free water !!!!!!!!it works the same way as ammo eating bacteria in your filter but nitrate bacteria cant develop as they can only survive in oxygen free conditions as opposed to your ammo and nitrite bacteria NEEDING OXYGEN to survive ........so a DENITRATOR is the chamber whare you can develop nitrate eating bacteria...so nitrate can be removed from the tank water without waterchanges IF YOU GET THE CAPACATIES FLOW RATES AND VOLUMES RIGHT but waterchanges replace depleted minerals ....so i keep giving fresh water for this reason
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PAUL replied the topic: Re:My Aquarium Review - Minimal Water Changes

i am ow trying to figure out the DENITRATOR.
the only set back i come to think of is the
vegetable i can produce with aquaponics.......
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