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Old 07-27-2010, 08:37 AM   #11
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MFD is correct. This tank has been running for... I don't remember how long without water changes. It has been running so long that it definitely is cycled though. Basically, what was recommended is that zach start very small and work his way up in water changes since a large amount would shock the system and the fish. I would think that 7 - 10% would be a good start. Do this a few times over the course of a couple weeks and then go 10 - 15% for a few weeks and then get back up into the 20 - 30 range in the end. Watch the fish closely and if they start acting odd, take it slower. I think they will welcome some fresh water and less toxins though. Good luck.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:10 PM   #12
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thanks, the tank has beenset up for 4 months now, and i lost a few fish. i was a bit confused as my fish would never die no matter what. so i left the tank to do its work, no water changes, no testing, just cleaned off the algea and called it a day. after a few losses, i decided to post a thread on here and i was told to start water changes small and slowly move larger. i am currently looking for a test kit, but i rarly go into the closest city to where i live, so i will try and get it soon. for fish in the tank, it may sound over stocked but they are all still small.
1 albino rainbow shark
2 bala sharks (very small)
1 raph cat
1 pictus cat
4 serpae tetra
2 emperor tetra
2 clown loaches(very small)
7 bloofin tetra,
2 black shirt tetra.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:14 PM   #13
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Walmart.com: Freshwater Master Test Kit: Fish

This is the cheapest I have seen this kit. I think it's only 1$ for shipping as well.
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thanks, if im stopping in to walmart anytime soon i will pick this up.
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You can order it online if you have a debit card, it would be easier than having to drive anywhere far and like I said, I think it is only 1$ for shipping. I know my walmart doesnt carry it in store so if you do go you might want to check and make sure they have it first. That site also has a site to store thing.
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Errr, it's an online only deal. You could het it shipped site to store to your walmart for free tho.
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well i will look online to see if my local walmart caries it and go get it, if not i will order it.
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