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Old 01-30-2014, 10:23 PM   #1
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My gf's sister had just got a new apt. I thought it would be nice to set her up with a tank, 10 gal tetra starter kit later, here you go!! Not a bad little get up. Anyways... My gf just got back from her place and said the tank is crazy.. Cloudy clouddyyyy with 13+ platy/Molly in it. Man oh man what did u do?!?
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:44 PM   #2
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My gf's sister had just got a new apt. I thought it would be nice to set her up with a tank, 10 gal tetra starter kit later, here you go!! Not a bad little get up. Anyways... My gf just got back from her place and said the tank is crazy.. Cloudy clouddyyyy with 13+ platy/Molly in it. Man oh man what did u do?!?
did you guys cycle the tank?
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:41 AM   #3
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Oh dear...

I guess you didn't rub enough of your fish wisdom into them!
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I tried to offer advice without coming off as a pushy fish geek, her bf had a running well established tank. I had her take one of his bio wheels and float it in her tank for a week, no fish but I threw some flake in there to feed the bb.
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well if its just cloudy water that is normal on a new tank I think. My 10gal got really cloudy when I first started it up, then one day i woke up and bing...super clear. You could try some SeaChem Clarity. I use that every once in a while. Not to try to come off as a know it all...but isnt 13+ platy/mollies a lot for that size tank? I dont know for a fact but i hear those fish have a larger bio load than other fish of that size.
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well if its just cloudy water that is normal on a new tank I think. My 10gal got really cloudy when I first started it up, then one day i woke up and bing...super clear. You could try some SeaChem Clarity. I use that every once in a while. Not to try to come off as a know it all...but isnt 13+ platy/mollies a lot for that size tank? I dont know for a fact but i hear those fish have a larger bio load than other fish of that size.
I'm not going to do anything, they all think I'm nuts for bring into this hobby as much as I am, my gf told her she thought there was a ridiculous amount if fish in there, even she knows it's wayyy overstocked and under filtered. It's just a sad situation.
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I'm not going to do anything, they all think I'm nuts for bring into this hobby as much as I am, my gf told her she thought there was a ridiculous amount if fish in there, even she knows it's wayyy overstocked and under filtered. It's just a sad situation.
bummer dude...well to each their own.
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bummer dude...well to each their own.
Yah, It's a mess, kind of regret the gift....
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Some people can't be helped, not even with a 2x4 upside the head.
That's only half the story, her bf who gave her the fish was clearing out his 36 bowfront for some bala sharks :banghead with a 2x4: I want to step but I'm crazy for having 3 awesome, clean well organized tanks so they can figure it out the sad way. I don't like passionately explains things only to watch eyes roll.
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