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Old 02-04-2011, 03:16 AM   #31
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I see, That is alot of tests, I can see how they would not expire lol. best of luck.
Thanks, it is a lot of testing. I'm either testing, doing PWC or researching fish stuff or on AA. It's become my life, for now.
But things will work themselves out sooner or later.
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:19 PM   #32
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How are you doing man.
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Well things seem to be OK right now, X fingers. the ammonia is less than .25ppm. The nitrites are also less than .25ppm and the nitrates are at 20ppm. And all my fish are happy and soooo am I!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Well things seem to be OK right now, X fingers. the ammonia is less than .25ppm. The nitrites are also less than .25ppm and the nitrates are at 20ppm. And all my fish are happy and soooo am I!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's Awesome. I know you need help with the water changes due to your ability's. I to have a disability as I broke my dang leg.

Check this link out the may be for you getting the water changes done a little easier.

I'm getting one of these today. Due that I can't deal with buckets right now.


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Just an Idea. Wish you the best.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:31 PM   #35
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That's Awesome. I know you need help with the water changes due to your ability's. I to have a disability as I broke my dang leg.

Check this link out the may be for you getting the water changes done a little easier.

I'm getting one of these today. Due that I can't deal with buckets right now.


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Thank you, for the suggestion of the Aqueon Water Changer. I actually got myself one last Oct., what a difference. After years of lugging around buckets and finding enough space to store 100 gallons of water, the Aqueon Water Changer is awesome.
It used to take a couple hours to do PWC, per tank, now it's less than 30 minutes per tank. Even when I need to take out all the decorations and plants, so I can thoroughly vacuum the gravel. The water changer is awesome, I won't ever go back to buckets again.
I do have one suggestion for you about the Aqueon Water Changer. Get an extra Flow valve!!! You'll be very happy you have it.
Because the valve is made of plastic, the threads strip easily against the metal faucets threads.
The Flow valve will start popping off of the faucet and make a huge mess. If you don't have an extra valve, you'll be back to the buckets. I found this out the hard way, water all over the floor and lugging buckets to finish the PWC. Now, I always have a spare or two on hand.
If you can't find an Aqueon Flow Valve at Petsmart, try BigAlsonline.com.
They have just about anything you'll ever need, for a reasonable price. Plus they deliver to your front door. Which, you'll find can be handy when you have a broken leg.
Sorry to hear about your leg. I hope it isn't a bad of a break and it heals quickly.
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Thanks man, I check into that. Hope everything is going well with you all.
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I think my tanks are almost done cycling. The ammonia, nitrites are staying below .25ppm for 2-3 days instead of spiking over night and the nitrates seem to be holding steady at 20ppm. Of course it could also be wishful thinking. I have to wait and see.
I did have a fatality from the cycling. On Friday I noticed that one of my XL Blue Gouramis didn't look well. One of his eyes was a pin point and the other was big and black and slightly cloudy. And both he and my other XL Blue Gouramis' front fins had a bloody pinkish color.
I treated the both to a salt bath and some Polyguard. Within an hour One of them was dead and the other is still hanging in there.
From what I can tell they had burns from a nitrite spike and one also had an eye that was destroyed.
As long as there isn't any internal organ damage the one that's left should be fine, time will tell.
On a happier note, did you get your water changer? and if so have you used it yet? Let me know what you think about it after you've used it a few times.
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