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    Funny What's Your Unmet Need In The Hobby?

    First you need to tell us why she objects. And then in trun I need to talke to my hubby.
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    55 Gallon Tank Fish Dying

    CAE ps he was found dead today. So now I have 2 mollies and 2 angels. I like the idea of a planted tank but like those with substrate are had to clean
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    55 Gallon Tank Fish Dying

    Is there something I can do so the algea eater is not so aggressive. I got two at a fish auction. The other got chaaed before the mollies. Are there better fish to pair my angels with? Water quality?
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    55 Gallon Tank Fish Dying

    Hi have a question. I USED MY API KIT. As you can see my ph is 6.0. According to my book angels like 6.5 to 6.8. I talked with the store they said 6.0 is fine. That is what there tanks are set at and the same is said for other stores in my city. No my nitrate s are off alittle too. No matter...
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    In Honor Of Those Who Arent A Fan Of Blushing Angelfish!

    Here is my silver/black. I got this one because of the fins. Not as dark as mt last silver/ black angel thou. Sounds good but I do not know how to show. I would not mind learning. Also, I do not have alot of fish knowledge.
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    In Honor Of Those Who Arent A Fan Of Blushing Angelfish!

    Better pic of koi angel.
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    In Honor Of Those Who Arent A Fan Of Blushing Angelfish!

    Sorry trying to figure out how to send my angel pics to you.
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    One Word Story Game!

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    55 Gallon Tank Need Help From Someone Who Knows Alot About Angelfish.

    I had a male silver/black angel. After many years he passed. But before he did I got a female koi angel. I have seen them lay eggs. So I got a marble angel. Unknown sex. Here is the strange thing. If I have the white plant light one the marble will keep pecking at the koi. If I have the blue...
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    Is My Tank Cycling Properly?

    When I say Spring Bottled water. I mean I buy it at the store in bottles but it is Spring water.
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    Is My Tank Cycling Properly?

    The only water in the tank is Spring bottle water at this point for about two weeks now.
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Tap water has ammonia reading of 1.0. Talked with city water dept. They say they add it to kill bacteria. Now using spring water. not happy. So far can not find a way to hook up a filter system for the tap. Boo hoo
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    Is My Tank Cycling Properly?

    I have noticed some brown looking stuff on the bottom of the tank. maybe brown algae?
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    Is My Tank Cycling Properly?

    Just went through several water sources. Then finally had to by spring water. Just added two gals of new water. What is gh/kh?
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    Is My Tank Cycling Properly?

    That is the ph
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    Is My Tank Cycling Properly?

    HI, Just wondering if it looks like my tank is cycling properly. Here are the API water test numbers. Have one angelfish. no rocks. three airstones. Fluval 305 for a 50 gal. Heater. one moss ball. Date PH Am Nitrite Nitrate 11/9 6.0 1.0 0 0 11/13 7.2 2.0 0...
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    Looking To Turn 50 Gal Into A Planted Tank.

    I like tanks that are like mossy bottoms and I like the look of the java fern. Not crazy about the anubias plant thou. Need something that is easy. No fert. as of yet. would like some more fish. but not sure what will go with the angelfish.
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    Looking To Turn 50 Gal Into A Planted Tank.

    LIghting is the Aquaneat It is LED lights color, red, blue, green and white. It also has a blue only night light. My old substrate was pebble like rocks. but was told they may be some of the problem with the ammonia problem I was having. So my filter system is a fluval 305 modified. and I have...
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    Looking To Turn 50 Gal Into A Planted Tank.

    HI, recently I had to get rid of my rocks and other decor. So now I am thinking of turning my 50 gal. into a planted tank. I have never done this before. Can someone walk me through it? Thanks. My tank dim. are 18" tall 12" wide and 4 ft. long. my light is Aquaneat. I have one angelfish. would...
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    High Ammonia In Tap Water!!

    11/26 perm. today's perm. are ph 7.6, Ammonia 1.0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 5.0. This seems funny to me. The ph is up .6 and Nitrate is 5.0 but no change in Nitrite.
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    High Ammonia In Tap Water!!

    Just heard back from the water/city guy. He said when he was in school at the UoM they used Kordon® Amquel Plus Ammonia Detoxifier Is anyone familiar with this?
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    MY pam. today are ph 7.0, Am 1.0, Both Nitrite and Nitrate 0. Hope this is going to work.
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    High Ammonia In Tap Water!!

    This is not true. I was having the same problem. High Ammonia in tap water. Tries all kinds of things. Got rid of all water and got spring water. It was yellow for ammonia for a few days now it is n the green. We are talking about some kind of water filter system for the whole house. We can not...
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Good news! Moved the angelfish to the big tank. plan to put some of my old rocks in a jar with spring water to see if it develops any problems. Maybe I can save the rocks. My hubby is calling the angel a $100.00fish Still trying to work on what to do for water changes. Hubby does not want to...
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    One Word Story Game!

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    One Word Story Game!

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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Added PRIME and today the ph has gone from 6.0 to 6.8. Put heater in big tank hope to transfer angelfish in a few hours.
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    Diy 3d Aquarium Background

    Did you mount it on the outside or inside. If inside that is going to be fun to clean
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    Is My Tank Ready For Fish?

    the people at Petsmart are very helpful in testing water.
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Do you know much about ozonation water? is it ok for fish? well got water that is ozonation Checked perm. All ok except ph is at 6.0. Filed big tank with 25 gals. Have to wait for tomorrow for rest of water. Once i get the water what is next need to up ph. anything else.
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    IS ozonenation water good for freshwater tanks?
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    I will check Angel out. Do you think the Angel will do ok going fro mthe water (4 to 8 ppm) his been in to (0)? in one shot.
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Great idea with the bacteria starter. On the water to the LFS ammonia - I have done that. They were surprised that my ammonia was so high. they told me to use the Ammo Lock. Otherwise, I would not have tried that. We just went to the store. bought 3 spring water gal. one each for different...
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    My angelfish has an angel. He/she is still alive with this problem going on for months now. Would you say 50 % Spring water to 50% tap water? What are peoples thoughts on Spring water? from store. Rather than RO. When I get Spring water, can I do a 5 gal change on the 7 gal? and then should I...
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    So do twice to triple the doses of PRIME in small tank. Then still plan on getting rid of rocks and old water in big tank. Fill Big tank with tap water only and single does of prime. Right???? This is why I tried the RO store bought water. Now being told that is not good for fish. The only...
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Tap water is ph 7.6 Ammo 2.0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 5.0 I changed the water in the small tank again 5 gal/7gal.
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Yes there is ammonia in the tap water I even contacted the city water supply. They say they add it to the water. I will retest tap water. and get aback to you Sorry do not know how. very new here.
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Had bad migraine yesterday and today is a little better. readings. This is after yesterday putting PRIME in tanks. Big ph 7.6 Ammo 4.0 Nitrate and Nitrite are 0 Little ph 6.8 Ammo 8.0 Nitrate and Nitrite are o. I do not know what to do the ammo goes so high even if I do the 5 gal change out of...
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    Is It Wrong To Rehome A Pet You Can't Handle?

    Be careful with the heating pad. Some cats will start to need it with their claws. I would put a towel or something on it and keep nails trimmed. I have seen meds cheaper at human chain stores, example Cub, Target, walgreens. Wish you luck
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    New Cats /kittens

    They are Lynx siamese color looks like lilac point. could be ppred bred or mix. I have one who is 16+ years.
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    Diy Cat Meds? Male Cat Uti

    I have had cats in my life for more than 40 + years. This is serious and can kill the cat in a very short period of time. YOur cat NEEDS to see the vet!!!!!
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    tap water just done reads 2.0. On the rocks - I have been doing that since I was young. My mom would call me home from college to change her tank water and clean the aquarium out. So I thoughtthat was my problem when I started to this problem at the begining of this year.
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Doesn't leaving the tap water out for a day or two get rid of chlorine?
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Every time I put water weather it is from tap, filter or RO - store bought within 24 hours showing high ammonia in the range of 3.0 to higher than 4.0. Someone suggested the RO in another thread. so I tried it. This ammonia problem has only been this year. had no problems with water from tap in...
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Since there is no fish in the 50 gal. Could I take the UGF out and get new gravel. Then use PRIME? This would make the third time I have thrown out 50 gals of water in two weeks. Hubby not happy.
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Gravel was boiled two weeks ago. I have had the gravel for more than 10 years. Usually I just vacuum each week. Then every 6 months clean them by washing them in the dirty water and swirling the rocks around then use a calundar then back in the tank. This time thinking it might be the problem...
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Correct on Big tank. Yes along with fluval 305 / modified of of youtube. My husband feeds him in the morning just very little. Filter on small tank is in the hood of the tank it is a Eclipse. It has a blue filter pad changed each week when I had it as my tank years ago with bio-wheel. I have...
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    Big tank underground filter covered with pea size gravel or a little bigger. Have a fluval 305 and Small tank has nothing in it except the angelfish. Fish food only to feed angelfish. Aqueon Tropical Flakes Small tank
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    yes it is what I use when doing big cleanings. or sick fish. it is a 10 gal tank but I only put in 7 gals this time thinking it would be a short turn around. Boy was I wrong!
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    Can Anyone Explain This To Me? Api Ammonia Readings

    this last time I boiled all my rocks got rid of all my decor in tank. Thinking very old maybe plastic breaking down. I scrubbed everything in my tank including the tank! Thought that might be the problem. Still high ammonia. Why would one angel change the ammonia level so fast? I changed 5...




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