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?
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...
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...
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...
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?
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
should i pick...
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?
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...