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  1. I went ahead and put him back in his main tank. Thank you so much for helping me out!
  2. He has been in the hospital tank for about a week now. His fins are looking better! I have also gotten the nitrates down in the main tank to around 5ppm. Hopefully it goes down even further with the next water change in two days. Would it be safe to put him back in the main tank?
  3. I went ahead and moved my snail and pleco to my planted only tank. I did another 50% water change today and the nitrates are a little better, but still not where they should be. I set up a hospital tank with the salt, heater, and air stone. How long do I keep him in there for?
  4. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) - 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) - 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) - 40 ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) - 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) - 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) - 0 * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.2 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Drops * Water temperature? 76-78 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 Gal for almost three years * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Fluval 70 * How often do you change the water and how much? 40% every week * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Did one three days ago and noticed my nitrates were still high so I did another 50% today. * How many fish in the tank and their size? Black moor (3 inches) Oranda (2-3 inches) Bristle nose pleco and mystery snail. * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Seachem Prime. * What do you feed your fish and how often? Omega One Sinking Pellets and every week some fresh veggies * Any new fish added to the tank? No. * Any medications added to the tank? No meds ever. So about a month ago I woke up to my filter spewing water all over my floor. Filter was done so I got another one, went up a size, and seeded the new filter with older material. All levels in the water were good and now all of a sudden this week my nitrate levels are ridiculously high, maybe around 80ppm. So I did another 50% water change three days after my weekly and got it down to atleast 40ppm. Going to do another one tomorrow to see if I can get it lower. I would do a 100% but I live in the desert and the tap water is coming out hot so I am having to bucket my water and let it sit to room temperature over night and I don't have enough buckets for a 100% change. I did notice this white cottony stuff on my moor's tail. Is it the starting of fin rot? And what can I do to fix it?
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