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Old 03-20-2015, 07:33 PM   #3361
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:53 PM   #3362
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Awesome tanks. In pic #2 the white ribbon plant is not actually fully aquatic. If the leaves are submerged they will eventually wilt and die.


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Carlos, good start! Just note, Dracaena is not an aquatic plant! It will sooner or later decompose in your aquarium, what can have very negative impact on water quality and fish's health...
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So that day I got home and took out those plants out of our 55 and our son's Cue 5 gallon (did not post pics of our two 5 gallons), and tested the water just to see, nitrates were through the roof and the water had a DISGUSTING smell when we stirred it all up, it was a nasty nasty smell. We did a water change immediately and lowered the levels to normal. But it was too late for one of our Ghost Knife fish, unfortunately.
Today we went to the fish store and got a whole bunch of UNDERWATER PLANTS, lol. So levels are good now.

So thank you, thank you guys for the help, I really appreciate it.

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Old 03-21-2015, 10:55 PM   #3363
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Hey guys,

So that day I got home and took out those plants out of our 55 and our son's Cue 5 gallon (did not post pics of our two 5 gallons), and tested the water just to see, nitrates were through the roof and the water had a DISGUSTING smell when we stirred it all up, it was a nasty nasty smell. We did a water change immediately and lowered the levels to normal. But it was too late for one of our Ghost Knife fish, unfortunately.
Today we went to the fish store and got a whole bunch of UNDERWATER PLANTS, lol. So levels are good now.

So thank you, thank you guys for the help, I really appreciate it.

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Did you just say ONE of the BGK? How many do you have? What size tank?


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A bunch of the fish you have in their will outgrow that 55. Have you seen a BGK full grown? It looks cramped in a 75g by itself... I'd suggest you redo some stocking... Fast...


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Old 03-21-2015, 11:00 PM   #3364
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Your nitrates were through the roof because you are SERIOUSLY overstocked in that tank..


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Old 03-22-2015, 10:22 AM   #3365
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Your nitrates were through the roof because you are SERIOUSLY overstocked in that tank..


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Did you just say ONE of the BGK? How many do you have? What size tank?


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A bunch of the fish you have in their will outgrow that 55. Have you seen a BGK full grown? It looks cramped in a 75g by itself... I'd suggest you redo some stocking... Fast...


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Yeah, I know. They were in the 210 but it started leaking so I had no choice but to move them to the 55. As soon as I get the 210 running, hopefully this week, they are going back as soon as the water cycles.

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Yeah, I know. They were in the 210 but it started leaking so I had no choice but to move them to the 55. As soon as I get the 210 running, hopefully this week, they are going back as soon as the water cycles.

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It's still sorta overstocked imo


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It's still sorta overstocked imo


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Not in the 210, there's plenty of room in that one. In the 55 for sure but the other is huge.

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Not in the 210, there's plenty of room in that one. In the 55 for sure but the other is huge.

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5 pleco's is an insane bioload. Plus clown loaches prefer groups.


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5 pleco's is an insane bioload. Plus clown loaches prefer groups.


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The plecos do great in the large tank, I dont have any issues with water quality or stress with them. They aren't at a size that's causing issues. It was just those plants causing my nitrate levels to go up. I inherited the clown loach from an old lady, that's why I only have one. It's 10 yrs old and about 4 inches.

So I know now it was that plant because it was kind of rotted and smelled horrible.

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The plecos do great in the large tank, I dont have any issues with water quality or stress with them. They aren't at a size that's causing issues. It was just those plants causing my nitrate levels to go up. I inherited the clown loach from an old lady, that's why I only have one. It's 10 yrs old and about 4 inches.

So I know now it was that plant because it was kind of rotted and smelled horrible.

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Plants do not raise nitrate that i am aware of... They actually LOWER the nitrate, It's your giant bioload. If you can show me some factual evidence of plants raising nitrate levels I will gladly change my thinking.


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