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Old 12-28-2011, 09:33 PM   #31
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why does it feel like you're just looking for something to correct. im only looking for constructive and friendly criticisms. if i have offended you. dont bother to reply. i might just delete this forum. i started this to get advise and not have to defend my self. dont make me lose interest in the fish.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:39 PM   #32
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im only looking for constructive and friendly criticisms.
From what I can see, this is what folks have been trying to provide. It isn't just about water quality - it is about the behaviors & mannerisms of the fish you have chosen and the space they need as they reach maturity. Without proper space, the fish you have chosen will become aggressive, and can also become stunted. "oh well" is not a proper solution. I know you have stated that you need to get a bigger tank - but the size tank you need to keep the fish you have chosen together responsibly would cost thousands of dollars. You aren't going to find a free one laying around. Picking up a free 55 or 75 isn't going to solve the problem.
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ok. thanks for the advise. i'll take it to consideration. i fed the fish today with feeders and some crickets. i normally use the crickets i find in the basement but havent found any lately.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:15 PM   #34
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Ok. Thanks for the advice but I don't need the lecture.
She gives me lectures all the time
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:21 PM   #35
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ok. thanks for the advise. i'll take it to consideration. i fed the fish today with feeders and some crickets. i normally use the crickets i find in the basement but havent found any lately.
Any other questions you think of we'll be happy to answer.

I'll only ask once more then I'll leave it alone, do you have a test kit? If so can we have don't actual numbers? If not, I recommend getting a quality liquid test kit, I recommend the API master test kit.

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Sorry, missed where you said you test constantly..
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i use a 5 in 1 test strip and i check it atleast twice a week. i cant give you exact numbers but from what the kit tells me, all is ok.
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At risk of being told off again I'd just like to mention that test strips are known for being highly inaccurate. That is why liquid test kits are recommended.
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i use a 5 in 1 test strip and i check it atleast twice a week. i cant give you exact numbers but from what the kit tells me, all is ok.
Well can I strongly advise getting the test kit I mentioned? Strips are notoriously inaccurate. The API master test kit is normally ~$31, you can get it cheaper(~25) online, you can find pretty good deals off of amazon. This kit has everything you need, will last you a long time, and will give you very accurate readings.
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Nice looking tank. Mumma is absolutely correct. A liquid reagent kit is much more accurate than test strips. The strips are highly susceptible to contamination and age very quickly.

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At risk of being told off again I'd just like to mention that test strips are known for being highly inaccurate. That is why liquid test kits are recommended.
Haha, beat me to it, I'm on the app, and have to reread a few times to make sure autocorrect isn't having fun with my posts:P
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