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Old 12-28-2011, 10:41 PM   #41
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i'll look for the test kit online.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:43 PM   #42
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i'll look for the test kit online.
Yeah, it's cheaper that way. Til then you might consider having your lfs test your water for you (most will do it for free), but you need to get them to give you the actual numbers, not just a ” they're fine” haha
I just have a feeling that your nitrates will be really high.
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what about water treatment? i do a 1/3 water change and clean the gravel atleast once a week. im only using stress coat on the new water that i put back. should i be treating the water with something else?
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what about water treatment? i do a 1/3 water change and clean the gravel atleast once a week. im only using stress coat on the new water that i put back. should i be treating the water with something else?
You should be using Prime, its made by SeaChem. Its the best out there IMO, others on this forum would agree. It dechlorinates, detoxifies ammonia and nitrite for 24 hours, ect. Its an all in one beast. Haha
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update on the pleco. i can not find it anywhere. i am going to assume it has been eaten.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:34 PM   #46
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update on the pleco. i can not find it anywhere. i am going to assume it has been eaten.
What do you think ate it?
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:02 AM   #47
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update on the pleco. i can not find it anywhere. i am going to assume it has been eaten.
I know my pleco's love the oddest spots: behind filers, heaters, under rocks, underneath the filter bottom. My Plecos often feed at night, so I dont see mine during the day much, but I take a red light to find an eye reflection at night if I haven't seen them recently. You might just have a shy one
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im guessing the oscar or the dempsey might have eaten it. the dempsey is the biggest one in the tank but i dont think it ate the pleco. all the fish i have are still young. but i've searched everywhere inside the tank. its not in there.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:26 AM   #49
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im guessing the oscar or the dempsey might have eaten it. the dempsey is the biggest one in the tank but i dont think it ate the pleco. all the fish i have are still young. but i've searched everywhere inside the tank. its not in there.
Well I hope that's not the case. Most fish ignore plecos, but you never know. I have three albino brislednose plecos and they are very hard to find in river rock or white gravel.
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I used to keep oscars(2) and one pleco. Long story short the oscars ate the pleco. I had them in a 65gal and only the three of them. That was my first lesson in overstocking and also in cichlid aggression. I hope your pleco hasn't met the same fate. If you do plan on keeping all of the fish, may I strongly suggest getting a couple of free tanks and keeping them in smaller groups?(even individually)
Trust me I know it's more work but in the long run you'll have happier and healthier fish for it. (not trying to lecture only share one of my experiences with the same sort of situation) best of luck! And let us know if you do find the pleco
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