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Old 01-08-2013, 01:00 AM   #31
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Man poor fish

Its a 10 gallon?

Ok I'm not 100% sure but API's website doesn't say quick start removes chlorine. I use API tap water conditioner to remove chlorine. If you don't remove chlorine it will burn the fishes gills and kill them. I use the tap water conditioner and API stress zyme which helps the fish
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I hate losing fish, I'm sorry to hear that . You should buy a water conditioner like prime. Api quick start is bacteria in a bottle, this stuff is doing you really no good.
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Anything to remove chlorine. And also you have to put water the same temp back in. Your doing two things that will kill fish

You should really look around here there are several "guides" for starting a tank. I really hope you read them they helped me out a lot
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I hate when lfs sales something that don't work
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my local store recommends API tap conditioner to remove the chlorine and stress zyme to help the fishes slime coat. But if you didn't remove the chlorine the stress zyme or even the quick start you bought won't work cause the chlorine kills the good bacteria.

old school way of removing chlorine is to put it in a bottle and let it sit for a while
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Well lost more then half this sux going to get some prime in the morning and go exchange the fish
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I've never used prime make sure it says it removes chlorine
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Well lost more then half this sux going to get some prime in the morning and go exchange the fish
Only buy a couple fish at a time. By adding a ton your just setting yourself up for punishment. It adds to much of a bio load then what the tank can handle. Get seachem prime its one of the best water conditioners on the market. It will help out more than anything.


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I've never used prime make sure it says it removes chlorine
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Prime sounds good

I started with 6 in my 20 gallon. I don't know what you're of fish you are wanting but in a ten I would get 2or 3 guppies our something small

If I'm understanding right you had 11 fish in a 10 gallon way too much and as for the algae eater there isn't any algae and for a 10 I wouldn't geta Chinese I would get a bristle - nosed pleco. They don't get real big but why get him if there isn't anything for him to eat yet
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my wife bought the algea and 7 more fish.. lesson well learned
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