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Old 05-12-2015, 12:13 AM   #8381
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Regretting buying the two tetra species (neons and black skirts) now. Under a dimmer light they would probably be a lot better, but not under my light. Wish I went with a GBR pair and a school of celestial pearl danios, but whats done is done and I live with my choices.

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Old 05-12-2015, 07:32 AM   #8382
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I agree. I'm slowly moving away from tetras and moving to exotics and cichlids.


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Old 05-12-2015, 05:14 PM   #8383
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Regretting buying the two tetra species (neons and black skirts) now. Under a dimmer light they would probably be a lot better, but not under my light. Wish I went with a GBR pair and a school of celestial pearl danios, but whats done is done and I live with my choices.

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I'd take your tetras... I'll buy them from you so you can get the danios and GBR. PM if interested.


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Old 05-12-2015, 05:35 PM   #8384
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I'd take your tetras... I'll buy them from you so you can get the danios and GBR. PM if interested.


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Thanks, but having them gives me an excuse to buy a 20L and make it low tech

Found the last kuhli in the QT dead. Going to call lfs again in a bit to tell them. I know the tank is cycled because I used bio rings from my 29 canister. Sucks because these 3 where good sized too.
Also can't find any kuhlies in the 29. Normally one is hanging out in the blyxa or staurogyne repens but nothing in past 24hrs.

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Thanks, but having them gives me an excuse to buy a 20L and make it low tech

Found the last kuhli in the QT dead. Going to call lfs again in a bit to tell them. I know the tank is cycled because I used bio rings from my 29 canister. Sucks because these 3 where good sized too.
Also can't find any kuhlies in the 29. Normally one is hanging out in the blyxa or staurogyne repens but nothing in past 24hrs.

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Have to test, but everything including nitrates should be near 0. Im busy with final projects, studying for big tests, and other homework so don't have any time to check. I did pull enough water to run multiple tests though so when I get time I'll test.

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Near zero isn't cycled or you have too much of a bioload and not enough BB. Defiantly check water params, something's off
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Near zero isn't cycled or you have too much of a bioload and not enough BB. Defiantly check water params, something's off

Not always true in planted tanks. With a low bioload, plants like hornwort can consume most of the nitrates in the tank.


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Near zero isn't cycled or you have too much of a bioload and not enough BB. Defiantly check water params, something's off
I drained the tank the day before I got the fish that's why I know everything should be near zero. I dug down into the sand to try and get as much water out as possible.

I also have a good amount of ludwigia repens which is IMO a fast growing nutrient hog like anacharis or hornwort.
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Not always true in planted tanks. With a low bioload, plants like hornwort can consume most of the nitrates in the tank.


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You misread me. I'm referring to the presence of ammonia and nitrites. If you're showing either, your tank is doing a mini cycle and need to treat it as such. I can drain my smaller tanks completely and refill and it won't read any ammonia or 'trites. Ammonia and nitrites are both very toxic to fish.
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