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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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The Betta Safe detoxifies ammonia; it does not remineralize the water. Check my earlier post for the Seachem link.

As stated earlier, shrimp cannot take such drastic water changes. Twenty percent is plenty.

To warm the water, set it in a sink of hot water and check temp until it matches that in the aquarium.

Add Betta Safe before you put water in aquarium.

Invest in a liquid test kit if you haven't already. Your tank is probably cycling so make those 20% water changes twice a week.
Thanks. Ill definitely take a look. 30$ for a freaking test kits -.- I mean they are important to me but dang!! I can only imagine how hard a saltwater aquarium would be to take care of.
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I bought mine on eBay for $17.00 and that included shipping.
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Im going to take a break as I said earlier. These past few days have been frustrating for me and honestly I'm drained. I'll keep you guys up to date tho. :)
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I would focus on the hydrogen sulfide. It can be lethal in relatively low concentrations. First, check if the rotten eggs issue is limited to your house / building or if it encompasses whole blocks. If only a handful of rooms or buildings are affected, it is probably a problem in the plumbing (water stagnation) and you will have to figure it out on your own. If it is widespread, it concerns to the city council and the community should demand a solution.

If nothing can be done to prevent hydrogen sulfide from appearing in your tap water, the best you can do is to acquire an ozone generator system. Ozone consumes ammonia and unlike chlorine, it naturally volatilize from water or decays into oxygen without leaving pesky residuals. Remember to wait for a while when trying to detect any hydrogen sulfide, since it numbs the sense of smell quickly after perceiving it.
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I would focus on the hydrogen sulfide. It can be lethal in relatively low concentrations. First, check if the rotten eggs issue is limited to your house / building or if it encompasses whole blocks. If only a handful of rooms or buildings are affected, it is probably a problem in the plumbing (water stagnation) and you will have to figure it out on your own. If it is widespread, it concerns to the city council and the community should demand a solution.

If nothing can be done to prevent hydrogen sulfide from appearing in your tap water, the best you can do is to acquire an ozone generator system. Ozone consumes ammonia and unlike chlorine, it naturally volatilize from water or decays into oxygen without leaving pesky residuals. Remember to wait for a while when trying to detect any hydrogen sulfide, since it numbs the sense of smell quickly after perceiving it.

Thank you for your help but as I meantioned above I dont put my tap water in the tank. I have only used Mineral or Distilled water :)
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This may have been asked, I didn't see it though.
What type of cartridges are in your filter right now? If you have carbon cartridges, you do eventually change those, but not the floss or sponge stuff. If it gets gross, swish it in some old tank water when you pull a change. it'll knock the nasty sludge off, but won't hurt the beneficial bacteria that are growing in there.

Hopefully, your tank comes around soon!
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This may have been asked, I didn't see it though.
What type of cartridges are in your filter right now? If you have carbon cartridges, you do eventually change those, but not the floss or sponge stuff. If it gets gross, swish it in some old tank water when you pull a change. it'll knock the nasty sludge off, but won't hurt the beneficial bacteria that are growing in there.

Hopefully, your tank comes around soon!
Thanks. Yes I use the carbon ones. I actually changed it right before I moved but that's been only a week ago.
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