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Old 12-05-2013, 02:30 PM   #11
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Yes I've got a skimmer, one power head, a internal filter and its a 28 litre tank,so do you think pellets were the wrong choice for my cardinal then
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #12
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[QUOTE="lisat;2743399"]Yes I've got a skimmer, one power head, a internal filter and its a 28 litre tank,so do you think pellets were the wrong choice for my cardinal then[/QUOTE

Like posted above , new fish normally don't eat as soon as they Are introduced .
So to save the elevated nutrients find something that he will eat .
I have 10 fish in my tank and only feed them every 3 days .
When I feed I feed usually veggie flakes and 1 cube of frozen .
As a treat I'll sometimes add sea veggies on a clip .
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:29 PM   #13
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cardinals are carnivores most wont touch a pellet frozen mysiss be your best bet
not good with metric but 24 liters is about 8 gal correct
that tank is way to small for a cardinal , your best bet before buying any fish is to research both compatibility of fish and minimum tank size required
113 liter or 30 gal is a recommended tank size for most cardinals as they get up to 3 1/2 inch sometimes a bit bigger
as for your hair algae aim power head towards it and do partial water change
check your tank for phosphates before you do water change
and again after water change but wait at-least 12 hrs before you do
if phosphates are still present do another water change doing this daily till you read 0 phosphates your nitrates will now be down to 0 also and that hair algae will die off in a week or so once things are under control do your weekly partial water changes,
just be sure you don't over feed , feed only small amounts , what they will eat in a minutes time you can increase food and time to 2 minutes after you see what they can consume in that time , than make up your feeding schedule I feed 1x a day 3x a week
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:04 PM   #14
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its about 30 gallons that I've got I think you may have converted into american gallons which is different to UK gallons its plenty big enough for one cardinal.. Thanks for the info on the algae I will do a water change and have re positioned my powerhead
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28 litres (as above) is about 7 gallon us
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