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    Otocinclus fungal infection

    Thank you for the reply. Does it matter if I use maracyn it maracyn 2? Also this was the only fish showing signs of columnaris and I have now separated them. Should I treat the whole tank?
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    Otocinclus fungal infection

    Hello, I have a planted 10 gallon, parameters below, with three otocinclus that I have been treating for ick with ick X for 10 days. The ich has since disappeared but now one of the Otos has this white fuzzy stuff on it that you can see in the attached image. Is this a fungal infection? If it...
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    Which Root Tabs and Ferts

    I have not used thrive c but easy green has to much nitrate in it for my plant load. My fish where providing enough nitrate so something to consider. Easy green root tabs are definitely worth the money I add new ones once a month but you could get aways with longer. If you to purchase capsule...
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    20ish nitrates - all in one fert?

    I was in a similar situation as you. Right before water change I would test nitrates and I would have 20 ppm. The first fert I got was easy green which has significantly more nitrate then other ferts. I found that this raised my nitrate to 40 ppm + which was no good. Easy green is a good product...
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    Ick or fungal infection on otocinclus

    It doesn't, but my understanding of ich x is that it only effects the free swimming form of the ich parasite. So by increasing the temperature the ichs life cycle is reduced. This reduces the time for the ich to reach their free swimming stage when the ich x can do its job.
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    Ick or fungal infection on otocinclus

    That's what I thought. Any experience with ich x? My plan is turn up the temp to 84ish and dose ich x.
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    Ick or fungal infection on otocinclus

    I got three otocinclus for my 10 gallon a few weeks ago. I went away for work and when I can back one of them had white spots on then, see below. Is this ick or something else? What would be the best plan of action? water parameters: Ph: 6.8 Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 5 ppm Temp: 76F...
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    Brown Diatoms on Rotala Indica.

    I have heard that as well. I will up my light intensity some more and see what happens in a week or so. Thank you!
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    Brown Diatoms on Rotala Indica.

    Hello, I have a planted 20 gallon hex that has been cycled for four months now. Early on i had a brown diatom issue that is typical for new tanks. The brown diatoms have since mostly died off. My hardscape and other plants, compact amazon sword and green tiger lotus, do not have any brown...
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    Female tiger Barb over fed or stunted

    Hello all, I have seven tiger barbs in a 20 gallon hex. One of my female barbs has always been on the larger side with a distinct curve to her belly, see image. I believe this is normal for female barbs but I am not sure. Could this be a result of over feeding or stunted growth? Thank you
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    Tap water changes Ph

    Thanks MacZ! I thought a kh of 2 and pH of 8.2 was strange as well. I used API liquid tests kits and did both the low and high pH test three times, dates are still good. Good idea on the off gasing. I currently have a bucket of tap water with an air stone in it. I will check it after a couple...
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    Tap water changes Ph

    Hello, My tap used to have a pH around 7.5 but when I tested it today before a water change it is at 8.2. I have a 14gl tank which is currently at 7.2 due to th driftwood in it. What would be the best way to lower my tap pH so I don't have a big pH swing during a water change. Below are my full...
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    Compact Amazon sword melting

    Should I remove the melting leaves even if there is just a little bit?
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    Compact Amazon sword melting

    Thanks Mattgirl! There has been some new growth already so that is what I figured. New to the planted so just wanted to check.
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    Compact Amazon sword melting

    Hello, I recently purchased a compact amazing sword from my lfs about a week ago. At the time of purchase of the sword was immerse but not sure how it was grown. Yesterday I removed a leave that was beginning to get transparent. The transition started near the base of the stem and continued...
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    Top water fish 20 gallon hex

    Hello, I have a cycled 20g hex with 7 tiger barbs and 1 bristlenose pleco. Currently really happy with the current stocking level but might be interested in adding a single top dwelling fish if that wouldn't overstock the tank. I feel like it would though. Also I currently don't have any...
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    New kid on the block

    A quick up date. Tank finally cycled and I was able to stock it. 7 tiger barbs and 1 BN pleco. All seem to be getting along really well for now. Time will tell. I am pretty much where I want to be in terms of stocking. I would like to get a single fish that would stay in the top of the water...
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    Torn fin or fin rot?

    There is a post right before this one with the pictures. Not sure why it double posted.
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    Torn fin or fin rot?

    Yeah the cycling process has been really slow with this tank since there is only one Betta in it. Not much waste to produce ammonia. I'll up the WCs and see if that helps at all. I also read that tannins are beneficial as well so might buy 1 or 2 IALs, couldn't hurt. Thanks for the help!
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    Torn fin or fin rot?

    The plants aren't silk. I will remove them and see if there is any change in a week. My parameters are 78 F, .25 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 0 nitrate. Also I do weekly 50% water changes. Will increase to every other day. Thanks Valkyrielips, I will increase my WC to every other day. What are IALs...
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