Recent content by Zenial

  1. Water Analysis

    Hi Ryan! Thank you for your post. This was posted in our local paper "Barrier Daily Truth" for Broken Hill, NSW, Australia on 25/06/2012 Ah, I new that would be one of the first questions. Really, I just want to know how it compared to heavy metal analysis in other regions. It's all very well...
  2. Water Analysis

    Please look at the attached article. I hope you can read it ok; might have to zoom in. Can anyone advise to how this compares to ideal water conditions? Essential Water – Drinking Water Metal Sampling Analysis Sample Date: 21/5/2012 Sample Result Characteristic Total (mg/L)...
  3. Starting my 100 Gallon dirted Tank

    Good luck
  4. URGENT: Red Gills

    Just thought I'd give the conclusion: All fish doing fine. Came good in her own time, spent another week on the bottom, but more active now. All I had done in this time is make sure she was resting upright (apparently if they're on their sides too long, they can lose buoyancy). Thank you all...
  5. having problems with my dwarf gouarmi

    Jeri is likely right. You can try improving his diet to a high quality fish food and some blood worms. Also, of course, changing the water more frequently. Lethargic behavior and swimming problems could be caused by the following problems: Nitrite/Nitrate poisoning Swim Bladder disease
  6. Battery Operated Equipment

    Hello, I purchased a battery operated gravel vacuum last week.... a thought just struck me this morning... Could I zap my fish? It uses two C size batteries. If I put the vacuum siphon in too far (to the part where the batteries are), could I zap the water? That area should be...
  7. URGENT: Red Gills

    Thank you all for your input this far. She is upright now. Fins are clamped down. I change 20% once a week
  8. URGENT: Red Gills

    Shook the living out of the ammonia bottles and tested again. Still 0. Test kits were recommended by fish lore - API Temp is 26oC. Air bubble bar is running. Tank is understocked. No water conditioner has been used as water is sourced from rain water tank - 0 chlorine. I have been...
  9. URGENT: Red Gills

    Hi All, I have readings 0 ammonia 0 nitrites 10 nitrates pH 7.4 The readings have been good, but about a month ago I lost 3 guppies and today I found my angelfish lying on the bottom of the tank twice. First time I found her in a vase, stuck, lying on the bottom. And I got her out...
  10. 55 Gallon Tank White Clouds being picked off one by one...

    As for the GH & KH test. That sounds really low. I have a hagen set which is number of drops x 20. Maybe yours works the same? Hardness range is usually measures in the 100s. If your fish are rubbing against things, that's a sign of velvet. This is contagious. You may want to increase your...
  11. 55 Gallon Tank White Clouds being picked off one by one...

    Hey Weekend Cook, welcome to fishlore! I used to be a big fan of the whiteclouds too, I have one left. What I had observed is a change in the shape of their belly - changes to be squarer (not sure the proper way to describe it), an they had become pale. Dropped off one by one. I have my...
  12. Fish as Presents

    Thank you all for the feedback. I knew it would be a little controversial; hence the discussion, in general it isn't something to be done - (on a whim). But in gifting I find certificates/gift vouchers a little... corny to be honest. And yes she does have a quarantine tank. Hrmm... yeah... if...
  13. Fish as Presents

    Hi guys! Collecting opinions! What do you think of giving/receiving fish as presents? I'm planning to give my mother some blue guppies for her birthday this Friday. She has the room for them in her tank, and I know she really likes them. We're both enthusiastic fish keepers. If I buy...
  14. what is the safest way to cycle a tank?

    I believe the question was the safest way, not the fastest way. My preference would be using pure ammonia to cycle a tank of gravel, substrate, decorations and filter(S). Then adding any plants. Then adding the fish slowly. My 2 cents.
  15. New tank...

    Welcome to fishlore! The bigger the tank, the less problems you'll have, in theory. Good luck. Change your water frequently, while it is still cycling.




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