Basil
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Gender:
Female
Birthday:
Mar 27, 1966 (Age: 53)
Location:
Maryland
Occupation:
Med Tech

Basil

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  • About

    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    Mar 27, 1966 (Age: 53)
    Location:
    Maryland
    Occupation:
    Med Tech
    Gender:
    Female
    Quarantine?:
    Yes
    List any water conditioners and test kits used::
    API Master Kit
    Seachem equilibrium
    Seachem alkaline buffer
    Seachem acid buffer
    Seachem prime
    Seachem stressguard
    Seachem Flourish
    Experience:
    1 year
    Do you know about the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?:
    Yes
    Aquarium Size:
    10
    Aquarium Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    Holding/grow out tank with 9 dwarf chain loaches
    Aquarium Start Date:
    November 2018
    Ammonia:
    0-0.25
    Nitrite:
    0
    Nitrate:
    10-20
    Temperature:
    77-78
    pH:
    7.4
    Lighting:
    Fluorescent
    Aquarium Filter Type:
    Aquaclear 20 HOB
    Aquarium #2 Size:
    40 g
    Tank #2 Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    One Anubis growing on a log
    Water wisteria
    Crypt wendti
    Crypt willisi
    Giant hair grass
    Anacharis
    Water sprite

    3 Brilliant rasboras
    3 cherry barbs
    Tank #2 Start Date:
    12/15/17 but rescaped 2/2019
    Tank #2 Ammonia:
    0-0.5. <0.2 with Seachem ammonia alert
    Tank #2 Nitrite:
    O
    Tank #2 Nitrate:
    <20
    Tank #2 Temperature:
    77-78 F
    Tank #2 pH:
    7.4
    Tank #2 Lighting:
    Finnex planted 24/7 cc
    Tank #2 Filter Type:
    Marineland Emperor 400
    Aquarium #3 Size:
    75g
    Tank #3 Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    Java fern on driftwood, java moss on rocks and pvc tubes; Crypt balansae, crypt willisi, crypt wendti
    Jungle Val
    Water wisteria
    Water sprite
    Red tiger lotus


    5 golden diamond barbs
    3 Tiger barbs
    7 Queen loaches
    Tank #3 Start Date:
    May 2018
    Tank #3 Ammonia:
    0
    Tank #3 Nitrite:
    O
    Tank #3 Nitrate:
    <20
    Tank #3 Temperature:
    77.5-78
    Tank #3 pH:
    7.4
    Tank #3 Lighting:
    Finned 24/7 planted cc
    Tank #3 Filter Type:
    Fluval 406 and sponge filter
    I should rename myself Accidental Fish Keeper LOL! I decided to take a 29 g tank after the previous owner died (was a friend's father). I had tanks 35 years ago as a teenager and pretty much did everything wrong.
    He asked if I also wanted some of the fish and I said "sure"!
    He then brought me waaaaay too many fish for a 29 g. And because his father lived 3 hours away, I only had a week after tank set up before fish arrived. Eeek!
    So I have definitely made some mistakes and am now completely deep into fish keeping. And because, I was worried about how stressed the fish probably were, I am trying to cause the least amount of future stress and am setting up two additional tanks to move fish around and add some for those fish who need friends.
    I am out of my ever-loving mind LOL!