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  1. gordonhtfu

    Help Blood Parrot Cichlid Laying At Bottom Of Tank

    Thanks for suggestion. The heater is working fine. It is at 80F I got some crushed coral. How much should I add for 6.0pH for a 120Gallon Tank?
  2. gordonhtfu

    Help Blood Parrot Cichlid Laying At Bottom Of Tank

    Thanks for the proposed diagnostic. I will get some crushed coral to stabilize pH. I also believe my tank isn't fully cycled. I have always gotten about 0.25 ppm Ammonia and 0 nitrite and nitrate consistently. It's so consistent that I don't measure the water that often anymore. I do the...
  3. gordonhtfu

    Help Blood Parrot Cichlid Laying At Bottom Of Tank

    I confirmed that nitrate is 0. I shake the bottle and mixed solution for a minute each. I also found that pH is at 6.0 or less. Ammonia at 0.5 and nitrite is at 0.5 I am planning to add some baking soda to increase the pH
  4. gordonhtfu

    Help Blood Parrot Cichlid Laying At Bottom Of Tank

    API master water kit (the one that is most popular on Amazon). I did 20% water change today.
  5. gordonhtfu

    Help Blood Parrot Cichlid Laying At Bottom Of Tank

    Yes, those are the parameters today. I had the finish for a year and a half now. They started acting slowly last week. Today they start to lay on the rocks so I am worried. Ya, 0 nitrate. The last time I had a tank issue related due to holes on head disease was about 6 months ago and I had...
  6. gordonhtfu

    Help Blood Parrot Cichlid Laying At Bottom Of Tank

    Ammonia 0.5ppm Nitrate and Nitrite is 0ppm pH is 7
  7. gordonhtfu

    Help Blood Parrot Cichlid Laying At Bottom Of Tank

    I notice both my blood parrot cichlids are laying at the bottom of tank. Are they sick? Is this normal?
  8. gordonhtfu

    Help Fish Feeding During 3 Weeks Vacation

    I have a couple of blood cichlids in the 120 Gallon tank. I am planning to go on a vacation for 3 weeks and would like to get a good way to feed the fish periodically. The flakes I feed is TetraCichlid Cichlid Crisps Advanced Clear Water Formula Personal Experience: I have used Eheim Everyday...
  9. gordonhtfu

    Question What Is The Floating Debris And How To Remove Them From Fish Tank?

    Sorry, looks like there is an issue with uploading images on Fishlore app and from desktop. I have attached a few images on Google Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/9bZ7LTdYQjkU9EH78 The more orange fish is the one with the health issue (burnt skin, broken webbing on fins and holes on the...
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  13. gordonhtfu

    Question What Is The Floating Debris And How To Remove Them From Fish Tank?

    Thanks for the response! I am aware that doing a 100% water change and rinsing the filter would kill all the beneficial bacteria and I would need to restart the cycle with daily water change. I did it because I notice that there are ulcers developed on the fish head and fins and I suspected...
  14. gordonhtfu

    Question What Is The Floating Debris And How To Remove Them From Fish Tank?

    I am seeing a lot of floating debris in my fish tank. I mean a lot. They are like dust particles. Pictures attached. If I shut off the filter and let the water becomes still for an hour, the particles collect at the top and bottom of the tank. I am able to scoop them up with a kitchen fat...
  15. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    This is the procedure I use to clean filter: 1) Pour 20L of tank water into a separate bucket 2) Disconnect the filter from wall and put it in the sink 3) Remove carbon, zeocarb and ammonia remover media bags from filter 4) Wet a clean tower with the tank water from bucket and wipe the filter...
  16. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    Ya, ammonia free tap water
  17. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    I think I gravel well and thorough. I do gravel vacuum at every water change which has varied from daily to twice a week in the past few months. Thanks. What water change % would you recommend? I read on Google that 82 to 84F is the ideal temperature for blood parrot cichlids so I will keep...
  18. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    Thank you so much, AngelTheGypsy and ParrotCichlid. I have gotten much better results the last three days and Ammonia is under control and I am starting to see some Nitrite now. I am happy that a cycle may be starting to happen soon (haven't seen Nitrate yet). Here is a diary what happened...
  19. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    Update after 24 hours of migrating the fish to bucket and 95% water change for tank: 120 gallon tank (fishless) 0.5 ppm Ammonia pH 8 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 20 gallon bucket (with the two fish) 0 to 0.5ppm Ammonia pH 7.0 The reading for bucket makes sense and aligns because it was all new tap...
  20. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    Thank you both. I will try with the water change as suggested again and Prime with the fish in. I have done similar water change drill with Prime and Stability (20% per two days) for the month from April 15 till now Two questions left: 1) I will follow the formula suggested. Should I use...
  21. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    I did a water test at the store and they confirmed the measurements. 8.0ppm Ammonia, 7.2 pH, 0 nitrite, 0 nitrate. I have decided to put the fish to the 20 gallon small bucket with new water because the 8.0ppm Ammonia is too high. I also did a 95% water change (the 5% is in the filter which...
  22. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    I will take some tank water sample to PetSmart/Petco store for testing. If the Ammonia is over really >4ppm, what % of water change do you recommend (but massive WC would kill the fish right)? Or should I move the fish to a smaller bucket and let the tank cycle as suggested in post #8? I am...
  23. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    I have gotten three 20lbs bags of these gravel (It's either the first or the second type) Notes taken for next time. Currently, the pH is 7.5 to 8 so I don't need to raise pH anymore. I may have overwashed the rings as you guessed and it increased my Ammonia level from the 4.0ppm band closer...
  24. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    For the filter cleaning process, I have used media water and a sponge to rub the filter components clean. I had to use a lot of media water because the water become dirty after the rub. I never had pleco fish in the tank. I had 40 goldfish in the tank in Dec and Jan and they died overnight...
  25. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    I have used a few times the API Melafix (which didn't work that much for the first few days) and used mostly Herbtana (which seemed to be working in a few hours and kept using it for 10 days). Dosage is as mentioned on bottle. I am thinking that 8ppm ammonia is too high for the fish now...
  26. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    I change the Zeocarb, Carbon and Ammonia Remover at filter clean as per instruction on the package. Here is the package I bought: I don't have the floss, wool or bioball. I only have these biorings that come with the canister filter. I don't change them and I only wash them with tank water...
  27. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    1) I tested the tap water straight out of the tab two or three times. The ammonia is 0. 2) I use Zeocarb, Carbon, Ammonia Remover as the media in the filter 3) The pH should be accurate. I use the most common API freshwater master kit. The pH is normal initially and it started to become low...
  28. gordonhtfu

    High Ammonia (>2ppm) For Three Months

    I need some advice about the high ammonia situation that I have tried to fix for the past two months. I have read different solutions online but it does not seem to work. I have two blood parrot cichlids that are about 4 to 5 inches long. Initial Tank Settings on Feb 1st: -120 Gallon -FX4...




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