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Old 09-26-2014, 09:35 PM   #61
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don't do a water change at all during that time? :/

activated carbon? our filter has carbon in it. we have a Aqueon QuietFlow 10 filter.
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don't do a water change at all during that time? :/

activated carbon? our filter has carbon in it. we have a Aqueon QuietFlow 10 filter.
Well then it seems you can't. And when medicating you need to let it build up

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Old 09-26-2014, 09:42 PM   #63
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We got our dwarf/pygmy catfish today :D

It's seems I can't what?

The tanks not cycled. I'm concerned about ammonia building up is all . That's what got our betta in trouble
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It's seems I can't what?

The tanks not cycled. I'm concerned about ammonia building up is all . That's what got our betta in trouble
Do you have some Quick Start? It's a culture of cycling bacteria. And if your filter has carbon then you can't remove it.

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Old 09-26-2014, 09:45 PM   #65
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No. Could probably get some.
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No. Could probably get some.
It's extremely helpful. If you can get Stress Zyme too. It is also a culture of cycling bacteria.

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Old 09-26-2014, 09:52 PM   #67
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I've heard mixed things about bacteria starters but it seems I have no choice if I want to treat them. I am nervous about no water changes for 7 days with these tiny little fish.

What about my filter? The cartridge, I mean?

Do you have any idea of a ballpark of what this all may cost? Spent $42 three days ago and $25 today with getting these guys already.

Would daily 70% water changes help this at all or is medicine really the way?

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I've heard mixed things about bacteria starters but it seems I have no choice if I want to treat them. I am nervous about no water changes for 7 days with these tiny little fish.

What about my filter? The cartridge, I mean?

Do you have any idea of a ballpark of what this all may cost? Spent $42 three days ago and $25 today with getting these guys already.

Would daily 70% water changes help this at all or is medicine really the way?

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I wouldn't do the water changes. Stress ruins their immune system. I'd use the meds. And ballpark about 45 for both. You could take out the cartridge but that might be too turbulent for little fishies.

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We got our dwarf/pygmy catfish today :D

Mmm. They seemed pretty calm when we did it today. Stayed on the sand lol. We were surprised
Edit to add: we have a fluval pre filter round sponge to block flow coming out filter. And there's one on the intake. Same w betta tank. So that helps w flow.

You recommend taking filter cartridge out? Why is that?
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Mmm. They seemed pretty calm when we did it today. Stayed on the sand lol. We were surprised
Edit to add: we have a fluval pre filter round sponge to block flow coming out filter. And there's one on the intake. Same w betta tank. So that helps w flow.

You recommend taking filter cartridge out? Why is that?
The cartridge contains the carbon. Carbon deactivates the medicine.

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