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ot pythons and water quality issues

Posted By: erik <kuhli@shaw.ca>
Date: Monday, 10 May 2004, at 2:56 p.m.

I Have been conducting an experiment for the last 2 months.

I do weekly 30% water changes on this 70 gallon loach tank. I always seemed to have trace ammonia and nitrites. Also my phosphates were 2.5! I read some dechlor's contains phosphate compounds but do not list them.

When using a python the normal way you have to dose the whole tank the full amount with dechlor. This has always bugged me, to many chems.. Also when refilling with a python dechlorinating is slow and
And inaccurate. I 've always wondered if this is reason for my trace levels.

Instead of using my python to refill tank I use it to fill a 20 gallon plastic barrel that I've added a bottom drain wit