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Old 05-04-2017, 06:04 AM   #11
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How is the rams behavior and eating habit now ?
Have you noted the fish changing colors possibly from stress or comfort?
Unfortunately, the Female has died. All of the other fish seem to be doing fine as far as color and feeding goes. (9 X-Ray Tetras, 1 Electric Blue Dwarf Cichlid, 2 Bristlenose Plecos & 2 Mystery Snails)

However, I brought my previously posted readings to my LFS and I was told to use 30ml of JBL Denitrol Bacteria starter every other day for the next 10 days without water changes to bring my NO2 back down to 0.

I messed my NO2 up by rinsing my filters after some of my plant leaves got stuck in them. He also stated that 25%-33% water changes for a 54L tank is good enough and I should not be doing 50% water changes every week which also brings up the NO2 readings as the good bacteria is taken out of the tank.

Any further advise or constructive criticism is more than welcome!

Thank you in advance.
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Id treat the tank with melafix and some salt and maybe raise the temp a little
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Id treat the tank with melafix and some salt and maybe raise the temp a little
N00b question, but why add salt to a freshwater tank?

The water is already hanging close to 28C. I am not to confortable raising it higher.
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Id treat the tank with melafix and some salt and maybe raise the temp a little
Why though?
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Unfortunately, the Female has died. All of the other fish seem to be doing fine as far as color and feeding goes. (9 X-Ray Tetras, 1 Electric Blue Dwarf Cichlid, 2 Bristlenose Plecos & 2 Mystery Snails)

However, I brought my previously posted readings to my LFS and I was told to use 30ml of JBL Denitrol Bacteria starter every other day for the next 10 days without water changes to bring my NO2 back down to 0.

I messed my NO2 up by rinsing my filters after some of my plant leaves got stuck in them. He also stated that 25%-33% water changes for a 54L tank is good enough and I should not be doing 50% water changes every week which also brings up the NO2 readings as the good bacteria is taken out of the tank.

Any further advise or constructive criticism is more than welcome!

Thank you in advance.
Here are the reading over the last few days for my Tank:

04 May 17 - added 30ml Denitrol
KH: 9įdKH
pH: 7,5
NO2: 0,75 mg/l
gH: 14

06 May 17 - added 30ml Denitrol
KH: 10įdKH
pH: 7,5
NO2: 0,75 mg/l
gH: 13

08 May 17 - added 30ml Denitrol

09 May 17
KH: 10įdKH
pH:* 7,5
NO2: 0,0 mg/l
gH: 15

The NO2 is finally at 0. Does anything else have to change to ensure Cichlids are happy (i.e. Hard to Soft Water)?
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