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Old 02-03-2015, 11:03 PM   #11
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What is your water change schedule ?


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Old 02-04-2015, 01:21 AM   #12
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For now you can do daily dose of Prime to detoxify ammonia.

Can you gradually switch to RO water and add remineralizing product ?

I use Root tabs in mine. I push them all the way to the bottom of the sand. No issues.

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I have a pretty deep, sand substrate, and I pushed the caps all the way to the bottom of the tank.

I will try and get a picture of the tank tomorrow and post it, but it's just a single male betta in the tank, and an assassin snail. Water changes have always been 20% every 2 or 3 days.

Right now I have the betta in a 1 gallon container after trying to add some rasboras to the tank, the betta started showing signs of illness shortly a day after the rasboras were added to the tank. He's improved in his hospital type tank, all the rasboras (5) died within 5 days.

Between losing all those fish, the plants not doing well, and my water parameters being out of whack I'm hesitant to add him back to the tank.
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Yeah, overstocking is bad.

Keep his water clean.

Buy a larger tank when you can. 5-10g are much more stable for Bettas.

Ammonia spike was from overcrowding your tank.

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Yeah, overstocking is bad.

Keep his water clean.

Buy a larger tank when you can. 5-10g are much more stable for Bettas.

Ammonia spike was from overcrowding your tank.

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The tank is a 10 gallon. He's just being housed in a 1 gallon temporarily since he was pretty ill, and I was having fish die in the 10 gallon he's usually housed in.

The 10 gallon tank is the one I am having issues with.
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So are any fish in the 10g now ?
What is water testing at ?


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No fish, just an assassin snail, the last rasbora died yesterday. I want to add the betta back to the tank, but not until I'm confident that the rasboras didn't bring a disease of sorts to the tank, and not until I can get the parameters stabilized again.

Water test today:
Ammonia: .25 (straight out the tap reads the same color on the API master test kit)
Nitrites: 0
Nitrates: 20
pH: 7.6
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Can anyone tell me what is happening to my cycle, is it crashing....or?

As of 3 days ago, you could see where my water parameters are at. Today I tested and they are starting to go haywire again.

Ammonia: 1.0 (spiked for whatever reason)
Nitrites: 0
Nitrates: 0

So I went from everything looking like it was going to stabilize to, a high ammonia spike, and losing ALL my nitrates.

Please help me figure out what happened.
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