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    Lost the other Bala today I noticed before he passed that he didnt want to move around a lot and around some of his fins it looked almost like the scales where rotting off. I could see a patch or two of scales that was missing. He did not have that the day before I am going to move the 2x...
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    the directions say "For each 10 gallons of water, empty one packet directly into aquarium. Repeat dose after 48 hours. Wait another 48 ours then change 25% of the aquarium water and add fresh activated carbon etc" One thing that concerns me is I cannot test my ammonia levels because the...
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    Yeah the directions dont say. They say it needs a second dose, and they say to do a 25% water change and add carbon filters to scrub the meds out (thats after the second cycle). Some images.. I noticed that there is some "fungus" or something growing on a lot of things. These pictures...
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    Well we lost that one Bala yesterday. So far today things are alright The remaining Bala is not acting nearly as stressed. Question: The directions for the Fungus cure say to repeat the dose after 48 hours. Can I do a 50% water change today before adding that second dosage?
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    Well they survived the night. I guess that is a good sign.
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    I ended up taking out all the media that was in the filters because it was pretty bad. I replaced it with filters that have no carbon. I cut away pieces of the old filters and put those in with the new ones. I made sure to get all the carbon off and chose sections that where not bad. I then did...
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    Well I looked at the box for the API fungal treatment and it looks exactly like what the 2 tetra's have. Theres no little "Spots' which leads me to believe its not ich. The fins on the tetra's are a little white on the end and around the mouth. I did some googling and this looks like its a...
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    The PH has been below 6 for a while now. my test does not test below 6.
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    Looks to me like a fungus. I will pick something up in about 10 minutes or so to treat it. Do a 50% water change this afternoon and do the fungus treatment. Also my PH has been pretty low for several months. I kept trying to get it up but ever since I added a lot of live plants its been...
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    How Do I Convert gravel tank to sand substrate?

    FYI I have sand in one of my tanks and it has tore up 2 filters so far. It makes an awful racket and no amount of cleaning will get the sand out. Eventually it just seizes up. I will be switching from black sand to crushed rock this weekend.
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    We have dual filters and I only rinsed the one (in tank water) I was under the impression that this *should* not harm the bacteria.. anyway, I noticed this white bit on both of the remaining tetra's... Some sort of bacteria or fungus...
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    Also, I noticed some white-grayish fuzz growing on all the fish that where dead + some of the rocks. Any idea what this is?
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    Yeah I have plans to eventually move the Balas. I use the API Master Test kit and it has not expired. I have used stress coat+ on every water change including thurs and friday. I added more today. I figured the ammonia would have been a lot higher considering the number of dead fish that have...
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    Ohh forgot to mention. I tested the ammonia after taking the fish out this morning. Its back around 2PPM but that is to be expected considering the state I found the fish in. (they must have passed very late friday or early saturday)
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    So last week one of my fish died in the 36 gallon tank @ work. One of the other fish didnt look so well so I did a test of the waterparams and noticed elevated Ammonia (2PPM). I immediatly did a 50% water change which brought the level down. The next day I did another 50% water change while cleaning...




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