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Old 03-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #61
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I get the filter that is pre made, i guess i could get the stuff to make my own filter... My starter kit came with a black foam/sponge looking pad, someone in this thread before said it was probably there to catch big particles.... I'm debating about taking it out..
I think one of those came with my filter too. I used it for the first month but then when i made the cartridge and added the ammonia absorber i couldnt fit it in anymore.

Its a personal choice i guess
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Btw an updated picture of the tank.

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WOW! Looking good Chad. The water is super clear now.

How have your water levels been?
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:24 PM   #63
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WOW! Looking good Chad. The water is super clear now.

How have your water levels been?
Haha thanks. Been super clear for awhile, every morning I wake up hoping it doesn't haze overnight again. I actually just checked the levels. 7.0 to 7.2 ph, 0.25 ammonia, Nitrite is at 2ppm to 5ppm unfortunately, and Nitrate is around 5ppm.
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Haha thanks. Been super clear for awhile, every morning I wake up hoping it doesn't haze overnight again. I actually just checked the levels. 7.0 to 7.2 ph, 0.25 ammonia, Nitrite is at 2ppm to 5ppm unfortunately, and Nitrate is around 5ppm.
Ph sounds good but those nitrites seem a bit high.

Have you reduced the amount or frequency of the feedings yet? More food =more fish poop and waste!

Do you have a cleaner? Like a cory cat or something like that? It might help clean the bottom of the tank if you are feeding too much or too frequently.

I just got one for my tank this past weekend. They are pretty cool to watch
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Ph sounds good but those nitrites seem a bit high.

Have you reduced the amount or frequency of the feedings yet? More food =more fish poop and waste!

Do you have a cleaner? Like a cory cat or something like that? It might help clean the bottom of the tank if you are feeding too much or too frequently.

I just got one for my tank this past weekend. They are pretty cool to watch
Yeah, just once every morning. All of those cleaners aren't just gonna fit in my 5 gal tank... Just to small
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Yeah, just once every morning. All of those cleaners aren't just gonna fit in my 5 gal tank... Just to small
Not even just one? I only have one cory cat and he is pretty small .... about an inch in length.

He is all i need for my ten gallon tank.

Just a suggestion....
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Not even just one? I only have one cory cat and he is pretty small .... about an inch in length.

He is all i need for my ten gallon tank.

Just a suggestion....
Hmmm. I'll definitely look into that. I wonder how the guppies will like him.
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Hmmm. I'll definitely look into that. I wonder how the guppies will like him.
Honestly I doubt they will even notice him.

Corycats are pretty cool little fish.

They kind of remind me of a little old man with their whiskers! Lol

They seem to stay by themselves and will just clean the gravel.
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Honestly I doubt they will even notice him.

Corycats are pretty cool little fish.

They kind of remind me of a little old man with their whiskers! Lol

They seem to stay by themselves and will just clean the gravel.
So how is the tank coming along? Did you get a cory cat yet?
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So how is the tank coming along? Did you get a cory cat yet?
Coming along just great, levels are same, sorta got busy this weekend and went 2days between wc but doing wc tomorrow. Planning on stopping by the LFS and checking out the Cory Cat, my tank could definitely use it, we've cut down on the amount of food but still vacuuming remains in the rocks..

Can you attach a pic of your Cory and the color you got?
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