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    Feeding Fish

    Appreciate the reply. And yes having the Jaguar in the mix throws my feeding off some. As of right now they all seem to be fine with the flakes and pellets. I plan on throwing in some sun-dried brine shrimp or frozen shrimp in there once or twice a week as all of my fish can or would be ok...
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    Feeding Fish

    Thanks...I definitely got the impression that these were treats and not an every day meal.
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    Feeding Fish

    Appreciate your info and I've had all the fist together for about a month an half now and was told that I have better chance of them all living if I put them in together. So, so far so good. But the Jaguar hasn't been too aggressive towards any, I thought he would be with the Frontosa's as...
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    Feeding Fish

    Such a great analogy.!! Totally got my attention now and most likely will not being going the route of blood worms or beef heart.
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    Feeding Fish

    Thanks for the heads up. I was told by a PetSmart employee that the blood worms and beefheart were fine to feed them. Sometimes I wonder about those employees, which is why I always ask things here!!
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    Feeding Fish

    I have 8 fish in my tank....seven are African Cichlids and one is a Central/North America cichlid, which is a Jaguar. The other seven fish are: 2 OB Peacocks 2 Giraffes 2 Frontosa's Thanks...will definitely look into that.! How often do you feed them this?
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    Feeding Fish

    Hello, So I have finally cycled my tank and have all water levels stable and good. I have been feeding my fish flakes and pellets, but my question is, when can I start introducing bloodworms, beef-heart, etc...? I'm not looking for my fish to grow extremely fast, but would like to feed them...
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    A Few Questions About Cichlids And My Tank

    In my experience, I had my tank running for 3 weeks with just the starter (Prime) chemical put in during filling of tank, added food to tank ever 3 days (minimal amount) to cycle and the day my fish game in I tested my water. My ammonia levels were fine as well as my PH, but my Nitrites and...
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    High Nitrites

    El337....thank you for the response and as of this morning all of my levels are still running the same.... PH is 7.5 Ammonia is 0 to 0.25 Nitrites is 2.0 to 5.o (always has been high) Nitrates is 5.0 to 10 So only issues have ever been the high Nitrites. So I may start using some of the...
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    High Nitrate?

    Sloughdog......the HOB was running for about 3-4 weeks before switching out to the Canister. Yea, I thought about running them both until the Canister was established, but again, I'm a newbie.!!
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    How Do I Know When My Tank Is Cycled?

    So in my experiencing (I am a newbie) after your tank has fully cycled, which can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks, your level should read as follows.... PH of water measures the acidity or base of your water, PH is very important in keeping healthy fish because high or low levels can stress your...
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    High Nitrate?

    Fizzfrog.....cool & thanks for the info. I will definitely be dosing my tank more frequently until fully cycled and I will use the dosing amount per my entire tank. I forgot to mention or maybe I did, but this past Saturday I switch out fairly new Marineland C350 Penguin (hang on back pump)...
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    High Nitrate?

    Sloughdog......thanks for the info.! So if understanding you correctly, the bottle (Seachum Prime) states add 5ml per 50 gallons. If I have 75 gallon tank and I don't change the water for 24-48hrs, then I could dump in a full 5ml an 2.5ml scoop into pre-existing tank water for helping with...
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    High Nitrites

    Appreciate the responses SFSAMM....So, I can do more of the Prime, good to know. Just didn't want to do too much and kill fish if possible. But Prime says 5ml for every 50 gallons, so thought for 37-40 gallon add that 5ml was ok. Next time I will do two 5ml doses. So I tested my tap water...
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    High Nitrites

    Ok, update for you guys who have been helping me. Last night changed out 37 gallons (75 gallon tank) and did a pretty thorough job of cleaning through the rocks I have on bottom and picking up excess food & waste. I use the Seachum Prime when adding new water, it call for 5ml for every 50...




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