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    Columnaris help needed

    thank you. The salt was for the healthy inhabitants to prevent spread. The spread seems to have stopped. I used a UV sterilizer and low dose salt. (On the healthy inhabitants because I didn’t want to treat my main tank with meds) Sick fish were quarantined and treated with kanaplex. They...
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    75 Gallon Tank 1100 TDS. Should I be concerned ?

    The weirdest thing just happened. my water was at ~400TDS. i Had a columnaris out break so I did a water change 60%, added 1tbsp salt per 5 gallons. was about to fertilize my tank so I did a TDS reading. 1100 TDS. **** ? where did this come from. All I did was add salt and seachem prime to...
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    Columnaris help needed

    Update. Added salt to main tank to prevent the spread. Pulled out 3 more infected fish. The salt seems to have really stressed out the harlequin rasboras which is strange because I only added 1tbsp per 5 gallons which I think is relatively low. They have been swimming frantically since last...
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    Betta mouth protruding

    I just made a post I have 3 bettas with columnaris right now, they all have protruding mouths. It started as a mouth fungus on one of them but now it just has a protruded mouth and the fungus went away, very likely columnaris.
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    Columnaris help needed

    Community tank 75 gallon heavily planted a fish from petsmart introduced columnaris into my tank. I’ve isolated the three fish exhibiting cotton mouth , did a 60% water change and installed a 24 watt UV sterilizer. (Green killing machine) It is recommended to treat the whole tank however I am...
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    GBR laid eggs 78degrees

    No it’s not a Typo my TDS from tap water is about 350-430 my actual pH is like 7.5 before it goes into the tank But since I use fluval Stratum it brings down the pH to like 6.5 but with Co2 injection it brings it down to about 6 I live in Los Angeles and the city water here is moderately hard
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    GBR laid eggs 78degrees

    78-79 400 TDS PH 6.0
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    GBR laid eggs 78degrees

    Basically, just wanted a pair in my community tank. This all started by online shopping at liveaquaria and I saw captive bred GBR listed for sale temperature 72-79. I e-mailed live aquaria inquiring about what is likely an obvious error, but they stated that’s the temperature they keep them in...
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    GBR laid eggs 78degrees

    Hi all. I am running an experiment keeping German blue rams at 78degrees. I have heard a hardier German Blue Ram has been bred. Basically In 2005 or whatever petsmart German blue rams kept dying by the dozens so they stopped carrying them. They were recently introduced again and are...
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    Help with dosing ferts

    Oh wow I have actually been adding double the dose every other day. So I guess that’s pretty spot on . I had heard that recommended amounts of flourish comprehensive are for Low tech tanks so I was a little worried about under dosing. a lot of the plants you see have only recently arrived from...
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    Help with dosing ferts

    Hey all, I’ve attached a picture of my high tech 75 gallon planted tank with co2 30ppm and high lighting for 6 hours reduced to 20% lighting after for the rest of the day. my tank is 100% stocked according to live aquaria. I do not dose Nitrate or Phosphate. I add Flourish potassium 2ppm...
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    75 Gallon Tank Advice for Planted tank flow needed

    That’s the answer I wanted to hear but I think two filters would be better because my heavily planted tank along with trimmings has way too much debris floating around. It doesn’t help that my intake is also hidden behind the plants. Honestly I just went to petsmart and the fx4 and fx6 were on...
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    Buying plants for aquascaping

    I like the Dutch aquas cape look so I buy many different types of background midground and foreground plants
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    Is CO2 necessary for my tank?

    Before I moved into co2 I had the same set up as you with the same plants. Everything grew fine except the hair grass. It never carpeted. With slightly more light and maybe a low BPs u can make it happen
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