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Old 04-16-2012, 07:51 PM   #71
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You only need to test it once. Now you just have to do a huge PWC to get the nitrates down, and you can stock! If you don't stock right away, just remember to dose about 1ppm every day and do a PWC the night before you stock
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:15 PM   #72
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Ok so I can convert 4ppm of ammonia into 0ppm Nitrites and lots of Nitrates.

My recent purchase.



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Here is a pic of my tank now.



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I hope I have placed my PowerHead in a good position.

Co2 is currently off.

I have ditched my current plants and am going to a different LFS for some new ones.

The reason I have ditched them is that I had an outbreak of Planaria with some Copepods thrown in for good measure along with a solitary snail of some description.

There is nowhere else they could have come from. My current LFS buys in their plants. The alternative LFS grows their own in house. They have also won countless awards for aquascaping. So that's great!!!


I have treated the Planaria outbreak with something simple from my local supermarket.


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After doing research I found everyone recommending Fenbendazole. Which is used for treating worms in cats and dogs. So I went into the pet isle in the supermarket and set about trying to find a de-wormer with this ingredient. Hey presto the very first one I picked up. Lol.

Planaria is now under control. Snail is gone and only a few copepods remain.

I know these things are non parasitic but it was doing my head in looking at them.

Once the tank is stocked I know these creatures will be extra food for some of my fish.



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Old 04-17-2012, 04:34 PM   #73
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Forgot to mention that I used 0.1g of the de-wormer for every 10gallons. So i dosed with 0.5g of the powder.



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Old 04-18-2012, 06:26 PM   #74
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New update.

Testing results.


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Cichlid caves in place.



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I have 0.25 ammonia but I think this is the chlorine/chloramine showing as ammonia and will soon be gobbled up by my filter.



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Old 04-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #75
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Lol forgot to mention I have done a 90% PWC this evening.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #76
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My final post in this thread.

Today I have moved in my Danios and for the time being the Loaches.

Current tank stats
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrates 20

I will be performing a PWC of 60litres tomorrow evening to bring Nitrates Down to around 10ppm

Here are some pics snapped with my iPhone.



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Old 04-19-2012, 11:51 PM   #77
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Yaaayyyy!!! You did it lol
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Hey everyone.

I said earlier it would be my last post but I lied. Lol.

Here is how my tank looks with before and after pictures.



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Hey it looks great!!
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Well I went on the main site instead of the iPhone app as the app wouldn't let me upload any more pics and I deleted my attachments. Now all my uploaded pics have gone from any of my posts.

What gives?

Is there a limit on how many pictures we can upload?

And as such means we have to remove some pictures in order to upload more?


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