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    Just When Things Were Going Well - Ich

    I would clean the whole tank, substrate decoration filter and start all over. If this many fish died you may have some kind of parasite in the tank. I wouldn't risk it with new fish
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    Just When Things Were Going Well - Ich

    Sorry for your loss. Some fish are more sensitive than others. Did you vacuum the substrate as well? That's where ich falls off from fish to. At this point keep treating for at least 2 week since the ich discovery. Do at least 50% water change every day and vacuuming but don't forget to use...
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    Excited About Testing...

    Also remember you may not see any nitrites at all since TSS+ has the converting bb in the bottle. In my case i never detected nitrites as that bacteria converting them was already dumped from the bottle so that stage was skipped. Once u see zero ammo zero nitrites and some nitrates test for few...
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    Just When Things Were Going Well - Ich

    I have treated my platies ich with parasite remedy from petco for 2 week dose every other day along with every other day 50% water change as i didnt have adjustable heater at the time. You want to treat ich at least 2 weeks even if u dont see dots after few days; to kill off free swimming...
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    Question Am I Overstocked In 20g?

    What if i returned both mollys and get small schooling fish like harlequin rasboras/ neon tetras? Would 5 platies, 1 dwarf gourami, 1 nerite snail and 6-8 harlequin tetras be overstock?
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    Excited About Testing...

    you cna use prime 24h before you use safe start. after that no. its best to be left alone and do its thing. once you cycle/need to do water change fish are stressed, you can use prime again
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    Excited About Testing...

    what tetra fish? how many? what is your tank size? and ok that's a good sign as your ammo is getting converted no nitrites and 1st stage is completed. nitrites can take a bit longer to come down as bacteria for that is not yet established. i recommend using tetra safe start+ (both ammonia and...
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    Question Newbie Starts With Nofilter 4gal Nano Tank- I Have Questions

    i would purchase api master kit for testing water. its the most accurate one. your LFS most likely uses test strips which are not accurate. always ask for numbers tho. read up on nitrogen cycle before adding any fish. the white stuff hairy floating stuff on driftwood is normal and most fish and...
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    Excited About Testing...

    from my understanding you had no fish in while cycling but now you do before cycle finished? if so depending on your pH ammonia can be more or less deadly to your fish. what fish do you have? you always want to keep ammonia and nitrites below 1ppm
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    Question Fish-less Cycle. Am I Doing It Right?

    Wohoo went away for the weekend came back and my tank is cycled! By the way, should i feed it ammonia so BB has something to eat or can i put fish/ nerite snail in now?
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    Question Am I Overstocked In 20g?

    I already have 2 snails in there which do pretty good job with algae. I heard cories or plecos have big bioload too so im not trying to increase it anymore. I do not want more mollys, but i dont want a bully either lol. Looks like id either have to return it and keep single molly since i can't...
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    Ammonia Ppm Doesn't Change With Water Change

    i would use Tetra safe start plus when you are fish in cycling the tank. it has bacteria that will convert the ammonia and nitrites. many people here had success with it and myself as well. dump the whole bottle in and do do any water changes for 2 weeks unless u see fish stressed out. your tank...
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    Question Am I Overstocked In 20g?

    now 1 molly is super bulling the other one. they are both male as i don't want or have space for any fry. if i add another male molly would that disperse bullying or add on to it? i tried isolating the bully in a breeder tank (specifically bought to act as a jail lol) but as soon as he is out...
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    Question Fish-less Cycle. Am I Doing It Right?

    Yes i totally forgot i actually did dump half a small bottle of Seachem Stability few days after ammonia showed up!! I used it and followed instructions on my 20g but it did nothing, so i just dumped the rest into 10g (figured it wouldn't hurt). Yes i have crushed coral in the filter which...




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