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Old 07-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #11
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I seem to always have jumping, suicidal fish... :-(

I'm doing a 30% water change.....

Now I'm down to 3 neon tetras, a gourmai and two mollies.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #12
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Well it was worse than I thought. After a conversation and water testing with my local aquatic expert (40 years of it!) we determined that my water was perfect but the fact that my tank was a used one suggested that there was something that had laid dormant in the tank killing my fish. He asked how well the tank is sealed and whether there is algea in the corners sealed in and yes.

So, I've started ALL OVER AGAIN. They had a "dollar a gallon" sale so I got myself a new tank, filter, etc.

I had the fish hanging out in a bucket for a little over 2 hours while I prepped the new tank, got the bacteria in, conditioned the water - everything. So far so good; I'll be testing my water daily and watching my poor fishies....
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:21 AM   #13
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...and now here we go again. The tank is cycling. Amonia is up to about the middle of the test colors...(can't recall the number)...came home and no more neon tetras. :0( So I have my two mollies and gourami...tough guys...I hope they can get through this...I put in some stress reducer that is supposed to lower amonia levels and added another dose of my bacteria...if I lose everyone, I'll do a fishless cycle. This is depressing.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #14
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Buy prime water conditioner if your not. You can dose prime at X5 the normal amount to emergency detoxify a tank. The chemicals will still show up on API or test strips, but will be non toxic.
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