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  1. J

    molly is acting strange

    my molly seems better today, but the eye is the same. he is acting normal from what i can tell. can my other fish catch pop eye, and can it get better on its own?
  2. J

    molly is acting strange

    thanks gunnie!! could my air stone have caused this, that is kinda what i took from the attached article you gave me? also. it says to lower the temp slowly, what is the lowest temp that is safe for the fish....from what i read it shouldnt go much below 76?
  3. J

    molly is acting strange

    hi all!!.....my molly is acting very weird, this morning until about 4:30 he was fine and now he is just laying at the bottom of the tank as if he is dieing :'( if i walk up to the tank where he is laying he gets more active nad swims around as if normal and ends up back where he started. i just...
  4. J

    darn ammonia!

    the second gravel vaccuum was actuailly just me going over the top to get up some of the old food lying on the surface. i still have all the original filter media which i havent touched at all. im i throwing any clues to whats wrong lol? i am going to order some amquel tonight from petsmart, my...
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    darn ammonia!

    thanks gunnie....yes i am using the aquarium pharmaceuticals freshwater master test kit. any ideas on why i am stalling? i know i asked this before but its your turn to humor me haha should i be vaccuming the gravel? i have done it twice, and not sure if i should? i have read that i should do...
  6. J

    darn ammonia!

    i am still having trouble with my ammonia i have been doing 30% water changes everyday for over a week and i cant get it below 2.0. my nitrites are at .25 and nitrates are 5.0 so basicailly nothing has changed. i know i am still cycling but shouldnt i see a drop in ammonia with the water changes?
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    i think i am ready !!!!

    sounds good, i am so glad i have you all to keep me on track and help me learn....thanks!!! so from what i understand my nitrates are ok, but my ammonia and my nitrites are still too high?
  8. J

    i think i am ready !!!!

    i just tested my water today, and i think i may be ready for more fish but i want to know for sure before going to the pet store. my readings are this: pH - 7.0 nitrites - .25 nitrates-0...could be a little higher, but color wasnt near dark enough to be in the 5 range ammonia-2 should i pick...
  9. J

    misled again by the pet store....i think

    thanks rose, i appreciate the help!! i will do a water change tomorrow and test again. i also started an excel spreadsheet to document my test results to have them as a quick referance and a log.
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    misled again by the pet store....i think

    here are my readings from my first test: pH - 7.2 Ammonia - 4.0 Nitrites - 0.25 Nitrates - 5.0 The tank has been set up for about two weeks with two 20% water changes, do these test results seem right for a tank that has been set up for this long?
  11. J

    misled again by the pet store....i think

    my kit just showed up today, so hopefully i will be posting the readings tonight....stay posted
  12. J

    misled again by the pet store....i think

    me again ;D i was at the local pet store yesterday and i mentioned that i vaccumed the gravel as i was doing my first water change ant the guy told me i did the wrong thing and "set my cycle back at least a few days"...is this true? from what i can put togeather from other posts i should vaccum...




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