55 Gallon Tank Fish Dying

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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 what I try I can not get the ph up. System is a fluval 305 but retrofitted it like a video on you tube. Light is a white. With blue and a few reds leds. No plants or wood. Just 2 angels, 2 mollies ( had 6 but they have neen dying). 1 Chinese algae eater. He would chase the mollies all the time. Now today my angels did not eat. Neither one. Temp is in the upper green on a floating thermometer. Ideas anyone????
 

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The pH is fine if that's what angel's prefer. It is a little low for mollies who like hard water but some people still can keep them on softer water.
Your Chinese Algae Eater is an issue. They can be aggressive and after they're babies, they eat less algae and more of your other fish's slime coats, which can kill them.
There's nothing wrong with your nitrates.
 
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Is there something I can do so the algae 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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Ejcsw said:
I got two at a fish auction
Two what, mollies or CAE?

Ejcsw said:
Is there something I can do so the algae eater is not so aggressive
I'm not sure. Many hobbyists just stay away from them and don't bother with them. I had one and it was the opposite of its reputation; not aggressive at all. Then I got convict cichlids and eventually he got eaten.
Normally I'd suggest lots of plants, whether real or fake, to break line of sight, and hide outs and stuff, but with CAE I'm not sure that'd work. Maybe make sure they're well-fed as well?
How big is your tank? 55 gallons?
 
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CheshireKat said:
Two what, mollies or CAE?


I'm not sure. Many hobbyists just stay away from them and don't bother with them. I had one and it was the opposite of its reputation; not aggressive at all. Then I got convict cichlids and eventually he got eaten.
Normally I'd suggest lots of plants, whether real or fake, to break line of sight, and hide outs and stuff, but with CAE I'm not sure that'd work. Maybe make sure they're well-fed as well?
How big is your tank? 55 gallons?
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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