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  1. HenryC

    What Are These "sores" On My Cory's Fins?

    Thanks, I just did a water change 2 days ago! Only this one developed these lumps. He looks alright hough, he eats, swims around, it seems all is good.
  2. HenryC

    Started Cycling The 20 Gallon

    Solid stocking! You might already know this but just remember that danios often inhabit the upper part of the water column most of the time (mine rarely venture to the middle/bottom) and that they're really hyper lol, they really go in a feeding frenzy, so you have to make sure food is actually...
  3. HenryC

    What Are These "sores" On My Cory's Fins?

    Thank you, I checked them today and they're no longer red, but the little lumps are still there.
  4. HenryC

    Started Cycling The 20 Gallon

    Nice! What fish are you planning to put there?
  5. HenryC

    What Are These "sores" On My Cory's Fins?

    I just discovered yesterday that one of my corys has developed these little red spots, one on his dorsal fin and the other in one if his side fins, they looks like little red cold sores. Are these parasites? Thanks! Click this link to see the photo --->Imgur
  6. HenryC

    Anything Wrong With My Golden Rams?

    I got them in 82F water. Sadly, one of the rams just passed right now, saw the moment it stopped breathing, heartbreaking. I will continue the treatment for the remaining one, which seem to be really well, besides the red gills. I hope it is not too late for this one. :( This fella who I bought...
  7. HenryC

    Anything Wrong With My Golden Rams?

    It does! Added a dose yesterday. Will add another one tomorrow. Hopefully they'll recover.
  8. HenryC

    Anything Wrong With My Golden Rams?

    Thank you, will order one with expedited shipping ASAP. In the meantime I have Paraguard, ICH X and a bit of API general cure, would any of those help in the meantime?
  9. HenryC

    Anything Wrong With My Golden Rams?

    I got these 2 golden rams yesterday, and I noticed them seem to have really red gills, nostrils and the spot where the fins connect to their body. I'm wondering if this is ok? They're two males, both have these markins, but one of them (smaller one) appears to have adapted to my tank alright...
  10. HenryC

    Instagram Worthy Member Pictures

    I got a few! Balloon Molly by HenryC posted Sep 11, 2019 at 9:43 AMA mystery snail baby and an albino cory by HenryC posted Sep 11, 2019 at 9:42 AMP1030152 by HenryC posted Sep 11, 2019 at 9:47 AMGuppy by HenryC posted Sep 11, 2019 at 9:46 AMNeon Tetra by HenryC posted Sep 11, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    P1030152

  12. Guppy

    Guppy

  13. Neon Tetra

    Neon Tetra

  14. Balloon Molly

    Balloon Molly

  15. A mystery snail baby and an albino cory

    A mystery snail baby and an albino cory

  16. HenryC

    Ammonia Takes 3 Days To Clear, But It Should Be Cycled By Now?

    I will do water changes today until I get down to 5-10ppm nitrates! Hopefully that can help. I will also cover the filter so that sunlight doesn't reach the media, just in case. If nothing works, then perhaps the culprit is the driftwood, but really? Is there such thing as driftwood leaching...
  17. HenryC

    Ammonia Takes 3 Days To Clear, But It Should Be Cycled By Now?

    My nitrates are rather hig right now, they're on the 40ppm+ color range but that's because I haven't done a water change from a week ago. When I placed more cycled media in the filter, I did a 90% water change to bring down Nitrates down to 5-10. Now it is 40+ which tells me there's in fact a...
  18. HenryC

    Ammonia Takes 3 Days To Clear, But It Should Be Cycled By Now?

    So I stabilized the pH to 7.6, placed even more cycled media from my main tank (which has never had not even .25ppm ammonia showing, **** yellow test every time :yuck and even dosed of API quickstart thru the course of the week, and jesus the ammonia is still taking 3+ days to fully clear from...
  19. HenryC

    Is This Hole In The Head On My Gourami, Or Normal Physiology?

    Phew good to know, I saw these little holes and I thought it was HITH. There's also a honey gourami, male, but they never fight, I closely inspect them all the time, they even eat together and all. Plus the tank is a 40 gallon planted one, the blue hangs mostly on the upper level while the honey...
  20. HenryC

    Is This Hole In The Head On My Gourami, Or Normal Physiology?

    Sorry, dunno why it isn't showing. I uploaded it here in imgur Click here to see the pic Aw I thought general cure could fix it, it says right in the box. Is it not effective? And yes, he seems to be ok, been months since I got him and no problems at all.
  21. HenryC

    Is This Hole In The Head On My Gourami, Or Normal Physiology?

    I noticed these little holes on the head of my gourami, I checked my photos of when I bought him and he had them there back then as well, which was about 4-5 months ago. I have dosed API general cure today just in case, but I want your opinion. Protip: Sera sticky tabs are amazing for close ups...
  22. Dwarf Gourami

    Dwarf Gourami

    Hole in the head?
  23. My fish photos

    My fish photos

    Random photos of my fish
  24. HenryC

    Ammonia Takes 3 Days To Clear, But It Should Be Cycled By Now?

    I'll update the results! Yesterday I replaced a coarse sponge block I had in the filter for even more ceramic media, well cycled from my main tank. We'll see if my problem was not enough media for bacteria.
  25. HenryC

    Ammonia Takes 3 Days To Clear, But It Should Be Cycled By Now?

    Thanks! I have no problem being patient, learned that with the 40 gal one haha, it's just that I guess I get paranoid thinking something might be off in the tank, epsecially since it was seeded and has been a month already. I'll give it more time!
  26. HenryC

    Ammonia Takes 3 Days To Clear, But It Should Be Cycled By Now?

    Well it's been two days of having 7.6pH and it still takes lot to clear the ammonia, it's going down like .25pmm each day. I guess it was not the pH? I wonder what else is causing this, probably I have not enough media? Stock media from aquaclear filter bad? Or perhaps this is a stubborn tank...
  27. HenryC

    Ammonia Takes 3 Days To Clear, But It Should Be Cycled By Now?

    Will do, if my cycle is in fact completed, I should have no ammonia tomorrow, now that the water will have 7+ ph
  28. HenryC

    Ammonia Takes 3 Days To Clear, But It Should Be Cycled By Now?

    Thank you very much, I'll do a massive water change, this time with half RO, half tap, to see how it goes. My tap water is exceptionally hard, so hopefully I will have enough buffers.
  29. HenryC

    Ammonia Takes 3 Days To Clear, But It Should Be Cycled By Now?

    Perhaps seeding didn't work that well? I was under the impression that by seeding the new filter I would be cycled in about a week or two. So, causes might be: not enough media ph too low for cycling simply need more time
  30. HenryC

    Ammonia Takes 3 Days To Clear, But It Should Be Cycled By Now?

    Hi everyone, I'm using API master's kit. It does not drop below .25, but it takes about 3 days to get there from 2ppm. Shouldn't I be converting the ammonia in less than 24h? The pics are at the bottom of the original post, imgur link, but here they are again: Imgur
  31. HenryC

    Ammonia Takes 3 Days To Clear, But It Should Be Cycled By Now?

    How do I raise/stabilize pH without raising TDS or hardness? Is that even possible? Trying to keep TDS and hardness low for my future rams. I checked out seachem neutral regulator/discus regulators but both are phosphate buffers and I read these can be bad for plants? @coralbandit help me out...
  32. HenryC

    Ammonia Takes 3 Days To Clear, But It Should Be Cycled By Now?

    I set up a 20 gal tank for a pair or golden rams that I acquired (breeder is still "babysitting" them for me). It was close to a month ago. I'm using an aquaclear 50, and stocked it up with with: 35% coarse sponge 35% medium sponge 10% superfine polishing pad 15% ceramic media (used the cerammic...
  33. HenryC

    Platy Often Hides

    Thank you! I am at 80% stocking according to aqadvisor, so I think I will go get a few platys to keep him company.
  34. HenryC

    Platy Often Hides

    Thank you, I got him along with a dwarf gourami. Sadly, the gourami passed away, I'm not sure what happened, I drip acclimated him along with the platy for one full hour before putting them in my tank, and I know that both my tank and my buddy's are very well kept/healthy, so I didn't do...
  35. HenryC

    Platy Often Hides

    Hi guys, is it normal for platys to hide a lot? I got this red one (it is a platy right?) from a guy that wanted to sell all his fish to get discus. It was love at first sight, loved the vibrant red. Here he is: Imgur Anyways, that was around a week ago, he eats and moves normally, but I often...
  36. HenryC

    Is There Something Wrong With My Cory? He Will Not Grow

    He's doing great! I've been dosing stressguard every night and his fins are back to normal, wow that stuff does wonders. Seachem's name is worth its salt. Imgur He's the cutest lil' runt lol. I named him Ghost, like the smallest wolf in game of thrones who was also a runt, but turned out to be...
  37. HenryC

    Concerned About My Dwarf Gourami

    Yes, sorry it seems the link isn't that visible in the first post, here it is: Imgur Also, it looks like his feelers are in pretty bad shapem one is short and the other looks kinda broken. I've been dosing stressguard to help him out.
  38. HenryC

    Concerned About My Dwarf Gourami

    Hi again guys, so recently I adopted a dwarf gourami from a guy who wanted to compeltely redo his tank and stocking. Brought the fella to my 40 gal aquarium, but he doesn't seem to be eating much. He always hangs out in the same corner of the tank, as if hiding? Always really close to the...
  39. HenryC

    Long String Poop On Honey Gourami, Is This Parasites?

    Cool, thanks. So stringy poop can be normal on some fish?
  40. HenryC

    Long String Poop On Honey Gourami, Is This Parasites?

    I noticed today that my honey gourami has a long string of poop hanging around. It's the first time I've seen it. Is this parasites? I read that string poop means parasites, but that it also has to be white? It is compeltely brown. Imgur Any recommendation on medication if it is indeed...
  41. HenryC

    Is There Something Wrong With My Cory? He Will Not Grow

    I got 5 in total, including the little one. He does really seem healthy, he eats as soon as I drop carnivore pellets. He just won't grow lol. I'll do my best to keep the little guy well.
  42. HenryC

    Is There Something Wrong With My Cory? He Will Not Grow

    Imgur His tail is a little ragged, I believe some fish bully him due to his size. I've seen some tetras chase him a bit when they notice him. I hope this little guy makes it, he has grown on me. I am setting up a 20 gal tank in which I'll transfer all cories along with him, to give the little...
  43. HenryC

    Questions About Water Hardness And Tds

    Thanks! Really digging the gold tetras. Would be cool to have an all "golden" tank haha. Gold tetras with Golden rams.
  44. HenryC

    Is There Something Wrong With My Cory? He Will Not Grow

    I have no idea, is there any difference between these and C. Aeneus? Do you think he will be ok?
  45. HenryC

    Is There Something Wrong With My Cory? He Will Not Grow

    I purchased 5 baby corys about 2 and a half months ago. They were super tiny! They've all grown up nicely now, except for this little runt. Pic: Imgur Could it be that he's a dwarf albino? Is there even such thing as a dwarf albino cory? Google searches do not come up with anything. Why is he...
  46. HenryC

    Questions About Water Hardness And Tds

    Thanks! Yes I've been doing 50/50 for the other guys for about 3 weeks now. This new setup will always be 25/75. Any recommendations for fish that could go well with the rams/these parameters? Was thinking about leopard danios but websites state they needs a little cooler water than the rams.
  47. HenryC

    Questions About Water Hardness And Tds

    The test says about 250-300GH, about 150-200KH, 7.6-7.8pH on straight out of tap water, which is consistent of what the water company states in their monthly reports. I do not have a TDS meter yet, but water report states the same, about 850TDS. So to lower to 200TDS I guess I need about 3...
  48. HenryC

    Questions About Water Hardness And Tds

    Hi again! So at the end I did got the golden rams (a male and a female), but I also got a whole new 20gal tank just for them and perhaps some compatible fish. I do not have the rams yet, the breeder is keeping them for me until I am set up. So if I understand correctly, I should not worry about...
  49. HenryC

    Id These Two Plants Please!

    Thanks 86 ssinit and you. I got bamboozled lol, she doesn't look like someone that would accept a return. Ah well, potting time!
  50. HenryC

    Id These Two Plants Please!

    Oh wow, she had lots of it underwater, do you think I still need to remove it? I don't really have a setup made for out of surface plants. Will it be ok if I pot it and place it on my window?




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