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Old 12-03-2014, 09:51 AM   #31
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West Aussie needs help with sand substrate.

Should be fine. I assume it is tetracycline as the ingredient? I did try it in with the sulpha with no probs for fish.

The only time I lost some to meds was when I overdosed myxazin for the course length and probably also the strength (small tank and I suspect I was doing more not less). Fish were over a year old which I think helped them put up with the meds.

Edit - I assume the start right is just nitrifying bacteria? If it also destroys sludge I would skip as could be adding bacteria that may latch onto stressed fish as well.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:21 AM   #32
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Yes Tetracycline just been doing some research the dosage is 1tablet per 20 litres, he told me to put 2tablets in my 80 litre tank so only half a dose, and a full dose in the QT tank 1/2Tablet 10 litres. It's leaving a lot of foam on the top of the tank looking very messy!

Yes nitrifying bacteria, will stop putting it in. Thanks.


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Old 12-03-2014, 07:13 PM   #33
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Fingers crossed on it making a difference.

Adding nitrifying bacteria is ok, it's only sludge destroying bacteria that could be a problem. Would you have the brand and name? I may recognise it.

Also in that vein, I was assuming you aren't feeding any live foods? Frozen might be ok.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:57 AM   #34
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It's API Quick Start, and no I don't feed live food, only frozen blood worms about once a week I soak them in Garlic now parasites hate garlic and the fish seem to really like it.

All fish are still alive and kicking this morning, jumping out of the tank literally! Was cleaning some of the foam of the top of my DT tank and could hear a slapping noise I look down and one of my Red Eye Tetras was on the floor! Scooped him up and chucked him back in he seems no worse for the trip.

The Neons don't look as slimy either today so hopefully meds starting to work.

Lunch break over have to get back to work yuk!




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Lol - hope it goes well.

The quick start should be fine.
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Thanks so do I.

Hey how long should I keep treating my DT for, should I do another dose of Tetracycline after this one or just do a water change and give the fish a rest for a day or to, and do some light doses of salt? Sorry not too sure what to do. The guy in the shop only gave me enough Aquari-Cycline tablets for the one dose on the DT and I have enough to do 3 more in the QT Tank if needed.

Still have plenty of Tri Sulpha left.


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West Aussie needs help with sand substrate.

That's a darn good question. How's the DT going - nice and stable? If looking good, I'd cut out the meds in DT and watch the mouth, base of top fin and base of tail closely on fish just in case.

Edit - give the fish and yourself a break
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West Aussie needs help with sand substrate.

Yes DT no signs of any illness or symptoms on the fish in there at all been just over a week now since I took the last sick fish out.

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The tetracycline went in yesterday night will leave it all dat tomorrow and do a PWC tomorrow night how much do you reckon, 25 or 50%.


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Hi hope you have had a good weekend.

Did a 50% Water change on DT yesterday cleaned filter sponges and put new carbon cartridges back in, did water tests today all ok there, Amonia 0, Nitrite 0, and Nitrate 20, had to throw my live plants out, they were just clogging up the filter anyway. There is still a bit of foam on the top will do another water change in a few days, and vacuum the gravel again.Click image for larger version

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All the fish in there look great and are happily swimming and actively looking for food.

The QT tank not much change there, did 3rd dose of Tetracycline today have not lost anymore fish they are still active and eating well, the balloon Mollie looks back to normal, but will leave her in QT for awhile longer, the Tetras still have there spots on their mouths, one of them looks like it has got smaller also all the slime has gone, have got one more dose of TC left will do that tomorrow, if that does not clear it, I guess I will start on the salt.


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