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  1. RayMichelle

    Is this a good deal??? (Tank kit)

    I'm going to be purchasing the 10g kit soon! I currently own a 20h and it works perfectly.
  2. RayMichelle

    Is this a good deal??? (Tank kit)

    I highly recommend shopping the brand aqueon at Petco. They're having a 50% off open glass tanks sale I believe. You would obviously still need to buy a separate heater, filter, thermometer, and possibly a lid, though. Alternatively, you can purchase the top fin kit and then purchase a separate...
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    Is this a good deal??? (Tank kit)

    I beg you not to get this kit. This was my starter kit. The filter came defective and dislodged a rock that pinned one of my fish down so he couldn't get oxygen. I didn't notice his body right away (tucked into a corner with rocks a similar color to him) so his body caused a nitrite and ammonia...
  4. RayMichelle

    How often should I change water during a nitrite spike?

    25% once a week I just tested my tap water and both came out to zero. My regular schedule is 25% once a week
  5. RayMichelle

    How often should I change water during a nitrite spike?

    I will take your advice into consideration. Thank you! To answer your question, I always add prime when I do my water changes.
  6. RayMichelle

    How often should I change water during a nitrite spike?

    I found the cause in the second tank. Two of my fish died among the foliage. I still have no idea what's wrong with the first. The only thing I did with the filter (and it was after a long time of this) was rinse out the intake tube to ensure proper flow. I have tested my tap water for ammonia...
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    How often should I change water during a nitrite spike?

    TWO TANKS Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? Yes What do you use to test the water? API Freshwater Master test kit + API Gh and KH test kit What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”. Ammonia: 0.5ppm Nitrite: 1.00ppm Nitrate: 10.00ppm pH: 7.2...
  8. RayMichelle

    20 Gallon Tank High Nitrite & presence of Ammonia!

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 20 Gallon How long has the tank been running? A month? Maybe more Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 78 F What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) Five female bettas...
  9. RayMichelle

    Moving fish around - Would my tank be overstocked?

    I have two emeralds and three of an unknown species of albino from Petco
  10. RayMichelle

    Moving fish around - Would my tank be overstocked?

    Hello! I have a 10 gallon tank and a 20 gallon tank. In the 10 gallon, I have three guppies and two black neon tetras (had more but they unfortunately passed). In the 20 gallon, I have five corys and one female betta. I'm considering moving my catfish into the 10 gallon and turning the 20 gallon...
  11. RayMichelle

    10 Gallon Tank Is it normal for guppies to spend much of their time at the top of my tank?

    Yeah, they're swimming just fine. I think I'll just keep my water softener pillow on hand just in case that changes. Thanks for the reply! :)
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    10 Gallon Tank Is it normal for guppies to spend much of their time at the top of my tank?

    They're definitely swimming. I originally thought that guppies swam mostly at the top but then google said that it could mean they're sick or there's a problem so that's when I got concerned. My water reading is at 16 dGH right now which one source said was too hard but another was fine so I'm...
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    10 Gallon Tank Is it normal for guppies to spend much of their time at the top of my tank?

    They’re kind of just chilling really close to the surface?
  14. RayMichelle

    10 Gallon Tank Is it normal for guppies to spend much of their time at the top of my tank?

    Hello! I have a fluval aquaclear 20 power filter and an imagitarium bubbler in my 10 gallon tank that has five guppies. I bought a sixth guppy but he died shortly after coming home from the pet store with the five that are still alive. I didn't notice him right away so his body caused a tiiiiny...
  15. RayMichelle

    20 Gallon Tank Should I be using an air pump?

    Thanks for the reply and information!
  16. RayMichelle

    10 Gallon Tank Is a ten gallon really big enough for a 6 fish betta sorority?

    I actually did decide to get some guppies before reading this funnily enough lol
  17. RayMichelle

    20 Gallon Tank Should I be using an air pump?

    Hello! I have a fluval aquaclear 20 power filter in my 20h aqueon tank and I was wondering if I should really be using an air pump? I have been using one per pet store employee recommendation and it appears that it is making it very difficult for my Cory catfish to swim. They have been lying...
  18. RayMichelle

    10 Gallon Tank Is a ten gallon really big enough for a 6 fish betta sorority?

    Yeah, it certainly sounded wrong to me but I figured I'd ask since I saw it in two places. I think I'm just going to do a small school of another kind of fish.
  19. RayMichelle

    10 Gallon Tank Is a ten gallon really big enough for a 6 fish betta sorority?

    Yes, that answers my question. Thanks!
  20. RayMichelle

    10 Gallon Tank Is a ten gallon really big enough for a 6 fish betta sorority?

    Thanks for the reply! What are your thoughts on using the 10 gallon sooner rather than later? I also have been treating it with sachem stability and I have treated it with sachem prime.
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