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Old 08-04-2013, 07:05 PM   #11
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Should I do the water change as planned?
I would, also cut your light time down and pick up some otos
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yes definitely keep doing them
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Good to know because right now my light is on about 10-12 hours a day. I used to have a pleco but I brought him back to my job (I work in a pet store) because he was too big. We small algae eaters and otto cats so maybe I'll get a couple.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:10 PM   #14
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Good to know because right now my light is on about 10-12 hours a day. I used to have a pleco but I brought him back to my job (I work in a pet store) because he was too big. We small algae eaters and otto cats so maybe I'll get a couple.
That's way to much light, 8 hours is the most they should run
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That's way too much, 6-8 hours is the best to run
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Good to know because right now my light is on about 10-12 hours a day. I used to have a pleco but I brought him back to my job (I work in a pet store) because he was too big. We small algae eaters and otto cats so maybe I'll get a couple.
make sure your ammonia is back down to 0 before adding an otoinculus catfish, those chemicals you used likely hurt your beneficial bacteria and they can be quite sensitive
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Otos are pretty picky and sensitive, I would do a 25% WC before you get them
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Thank you. I'll do the water change as planned and keep the light off. It's not in any sunlight so I don't have to worry about that. I appreciate the help because I've been having issues for so long and I just want a clear tank
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Should I add any more chemicals to it or just simply the water change?
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I would just wait an see before adding more chems
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