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  1. Xtac

    Important Ph Changing Insanely Quick

    Thank you for your help guys, PH is around 7.0-7.2 stable right now.
  2. Xtac

    Important Ph Changing Insanely Quick

    Yes I rinsed it until the cloudiness went away so probably for about 10 minutes and when I put it in the filter at first a big cloud of dust came out even though I rinsed it so maybe I just didn’t do a good enough job. But yes for now the ph is stable around 7.6. I’ll be non stop checking it...
  3. Xtac

    Important Ph Changing Insanely Quick

    Yeah, I already removed it. Could that happen so quick though? It was probably only in there half an hour.
  4. Xtac

    Important Ph Changing Insanely Quick

    Weird thing is, I put literally less then a tsp which is 1/8 the “recommended” amount to safely lower it slowly. The readings were a few minutes apart ranging from 7.6 to 8.8 and now it’s been about an hour since It happen. It seems to be around 7.6 now. But it literally changed that quick...
  5. Xtac

    Important Ph Changing Insanely Quick

    My tap water runs about 7.0 and once it’s in the tank running it usually is around 6.8. I heard to just not mess with your water but after about a year of keeping African cichlids I wanted to try and increase it a bit. I had a bag of “Natures ocean saltwater substrate” lying around so I put some...
  6. Xtac

    Important Nyererei Sitting At Bottom Of Tank

    So today i got some fish i ordered online, all seemed well with the nyererei but after a while i noticed one kinda staying at the bottom while the rest swim around, she kind of looks like her stomach is a bit big and im not sure if it was from her but the clay saucer shes resting in has...
  7. Xtac

    Help Is This Ich?

    Thank you guys!
  8. Xtac

    Help Is This Ich?

    So i ordered some fish online, and i added a common pleco since im paying all this shipping. Other fish look fine, but the pleco has white spots all over him (before i saw the white spots) i put him into my Severum and firemouth tank because i had no empty tanks. I figured out temp situation so...
  9. Xtac

    Help Nyererei Sitting At Bottom Of Tank, Ph Crash?

    Yeah, i'm doing about a 50% now and il keep checking the ph, and then do another one. Thank you for your help
  10. Xtac

    Help Nyererei Sitting At Bottom Of Tank, Ph Crash?

    Forgot to mention i do 50% Water change weekly. Okay, would sudden ph changes be bad for them if i just did a big water change?
  11. Xtac

    Help Nyererei Sitting At Bottom Of Tank, Ph Crash?

    So my nyererei the past couple months have been having bacterial issues, having fin rot, eye cloud and off and on been sick, and no matter how many times i kept treating them with General cure and Furan 2 nothing would work. So i tried treating Melafix since the other medications didn't seem to...
  12. Xtac

    Help African Cichlid Fry Dying One By One

    Yes the sponge filter is cycled, i took one of the sponge filters out of the parents tank so it should be perfectly fine. But i did do a few 50% water changes.
  13. Xtac

    Help African Cichlid Fry Dying One By One

    I Dont know what you mean by seasoned sponge filter, but ive been avoiding high water changes because i heard it could be bad for them with quick water parameter changes, but il try doing bigger water changes. I keep the tank at 80.
  14. Xtac

    Help African Cichlid Fry Dying One By One

    I Started with about 25 baby nyererei fry about 16 days ago. I have them in a 10 gallon tank with a sponge filter where ive been doing 10-20% water changes a day or every couple days. Keep the tank at 80 degree's. Ive been trying to feed them baby brine, crushed up flake powder but i never seen...
  15. Xtac

    Important Nyererei Fuzz? And Torn Fins

    This morning i noticed my nyererei had like white spots/fuzz kind of? but it doesnt look like ich to me, also torn fins and just doesnt look good at all. They all looked fine last night and none of the other fish show any signs of this except one having a split tail fin but other then that they...
  16. Xtac

    Question Stripped My Nyererei For Eggs

    less then 2 months ago, i bought some haplochromis nyererei that were ranging from about 1.25"-1.75" and now they're about 1.75"-2.5". The dominant male is about 2"+ with amazing color, and there's a big female that's at least 2.5" which this morning saw her holding eggs, so i spent the day...
  17. Xtac

    Will This Mix Of Meds Be Ok?

    Ok Thank you!
  18. Xtac

    Will This Mix Of Meds Be Ok?

    I got 10 Nyererei and 10 Dragon Blood's off aquabid and i received them today. I have 3 meds, General cure, Ich X and Furan 2. Will these 3 meds mix together? I only notice so far on the nyererei, that one of them has Fin and Tail rot. Im trying to look for ich on any of them but i dont think i...
  19. Xtac

    All My Guppies Are Slowly Dying

    Yeah i read about the nitrogen cycle, and im getting more familiar with it. How much percent water change should i do daily until things get cycled through? Thank you!
  20. Xtac

    All My Guppies Are Slowly Dying

    so since ive been running it only a few days could be the reason why they're dying? and yes aquarium co-op is very helpful! I watched many hours of his videos. and i'm still learning so much




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