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  1. TexasGuppy

    Berried Amano

    I have an RO unit now, so next try I can use it. Thanks.
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    Berried Amano

    I did not use RO water, but assumed prime would take care of it. Seems odd they would lived 14 days or so if it was an RO issue? Yes, it was half filled, so 5 gal or so of water. Could have been bad food choice, too much perhaps leading to bad water quality.
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    Berried Amano

    They all died off a few days later. I'm thinking it was water quality as it wasn't a cycled tank. I read someone else suggest full water change every 7 days. I saw a video where somebody was using a two liter water container, top cut off soda bottle perhaps, but put down in the tank water to...
  4. TexasGuppy

    At A Loss With My Betta

    Nitrate above zero is normal and good, means tank is cycled. You just don't want it over 30-40. I wonder if there is something else in the water. Or, he's got an infection that general cure won't fix.
  5. TexasGuppy

    New Co2 System For The 125 Gallon.

    I just switched to this setup, but my 80gph head isn't enough to dissolve the CO2.. so I just ordered a 160gph.
  6. TexasGuppy

    Weight Of A Tank

    Maybe keep it next to a load bearing wall if you do it.
  7. TexasGuppy

    Filter Set Up S.o.s

    Anything out of water will die pretty quicker. Your bio rings and foam should have a bunch of bacteria. Just watch water parameters for the next 3-4 days.
  8. TexasGuppy

    What’s Going On?! :(

    melafix and primafix are both pretty weak treatment options. I've read that 'actual' fungus infection are very rare and it's almost always bacterial in nature. However, Kanaplex does treat both and is broad spectrum treatment. Fuzzy white growth could be calumnaris, which kanaplex would...
  9. TexasGuppy

    Cycle Problems

    What's the temp? Dropping it a bit can make the water less toxic. Are you careful to not let untreated water touch the filter? What about pH?
  10. TexasGuppy

    How To Control And Change Water Specs???

    I think it gets expensive to target and maintain a specific pH. A consistent way is to use reverse osmosis water, then add seachem Alkaline buffer, acid buffer and maybe seachem equilibrium to add back some good minerals. I think this is how many discus keepers maintain their tanks.
  11. TexasGuppy

    Save $ With Your Api Test Kit

    Probably more accurate than current tube line anyway.
  12. TexasGuppy

    Need Help With Cycling New Tank

    You just run both filters. I didn't catch the 2nd style, you just want to make sure there isn't too much water flow blowing your betta around. Yes, regular water changes, just like normal.
  13. TexasGuppy

    Tank Cycling

    Zero nitrates seems odd.. (very) it may be worth getting your own API kit anyway even if you are cycled. Is the water clear? Do you have any plants?
  14. TexasGuppy

    Need Help With Cycling New Tank

    I was trying to help explain why it's important to monitor, especially ammonia and do water changes. And why the fish store guy wasn't giving good advice. If you think it's too much info and confusing, I can delete it.
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    Need Help With Cycling New Tank

    A little more info, higher pH and temp make ammonia more toxic. Some fish give off more waste, I.e. more ammonia. Lots of variables. Ammonia of 2ppm in 72° with pH of 6.8 would be fine, 2ppm at 79° and pH of 8.0 would likely kill any fish.
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    Nitrogen Cycle Questions?! Help!

    Tetra safe start is supposed to have a good amount of the nitrite converting bacteria. May be worth dumping a bottle of it in.. however doing twice daily water changes may keep that from working as it claims you should wait 24 hrs after using an ammonia binder... AKA prime.
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    Nitrogen Cycle Questions?! Help!

    Prime won't hurt it. Once ammonia and nitrites stay zero, you are cycled. Plants can keep nitrates under control. My tank never gets to 10. You can also mix 50/50 distilled(RO) and tap if you want to control initial nitrates at water changes. Also, seachem denitrate can be added to your...
  18. TexasGuppy

    Why Is My Water Still Cloudy?

    I think stress-coat+ has the dechlorinator in it?
  19. TexasGuppy

    Powerhead For A Planted, Community 65 Gallon Tank?

    You'de be surprised at what some people think, say, stock fish, and ask for help.. it's better to double check up front than chase down a rabbit hole.
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    Why Is My Water Still Cloudy?

    It's normal while cycling... You want pH around 7.8 and temp up to 82-84. Even once ammonia and nitrite reach zero, it can still be a little cloudy for awhile.

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