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Old 01-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #11
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Oh yeah paid $5 for it!
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:48 PM   #12
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DO NOT USE WINDEX (or any other standard cleaners). This is obvious to some people, but it's super important.

There's a line of products called Doctors Foster and Smith that makes great products for cleaning aquariums.

Also, do some research on "cycling" your tank, and you can avoid your issue with the danios. Also, since you didn't mention it, fish need to be acclimated (another process to research), and your water needs to be treated for chlorine and chloramides. For the latter, I recommend Seachem (company) Prime (product).
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:30 PM   #13
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Ok got my API master fe test kit.

Ph is 8.2
Ammonia 1.0
NO2 0
NO3. 20

No fish yet but want to get Cichlids for my 55gal tank. When would be a good time to get them for the tank?
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #14
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Update!!

decided the 5 gallon tank is gonna be a quarantine tank!

10 gallon! fish are in!!!!

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2 Mollies Gold/Black
1 Chinese Algae Eater I think thats what it is?

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #15
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Oh yeah got this a few days ago!!

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My API Freshwater Kit

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My first water test after 2 weeks of running!

Fish are all fine seems no problems but will be keeping an eye on them!!

also check out the build of my 55 gal Cichlid tank
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You need to do water changes to lower the ammonia ( assuming your doing a fish in cycle) your fish will have health problems and possible deaths in the tank.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:19 PM   #17
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I do a 25% water change daily and now test daily
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I do a 25% water change daily and now test daily
This is a fish in cycle, right?

You need to keep it under .25 as best as you can. The ammonia test picture looks pretty green to me likely 1.0ppm. You may have to do a couple big changes back to back to get it down. Then test every so often throughout the day and if it goes above .25 you need to do a water change.

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Yes it is a fish in cycle

I am using API quick start and I did a 75% water change and lost all but one fish. After getting them replaced I started doing 25% changes
Haven't lost one yet.

So to bring down the ammonia I need to do a few
Back to back water changes? About what % you think?
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Yes it is a fish in cycle

I am using API quick start and I did a 75% water change and lost all but one fish. After getting them replaced I started doing 25% changes
Haven't lost one yet.

So to bring down the ammonia I need to do a few
Back to back water changes? About what % you think?
do a 50% then wait an hour and test again if its still above .25ppm then do it again.
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