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Old 07-07-2012, 01:05 AM   #11
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I have an atinic light that I bought thinking I was going to get a bunch of glofish. Changed my mind. A lot. So I can happily return that (never opened) and get a new one. What light should I get? Is it bad my plants are random plants I found at my LFS. They seem to be doing fine and were in a tank with several angelfish. If I change the light what plants should I get and again where should I put them?
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I have an atinic light that I bought thinking I was going to get a bunch of glofish. Changed my mind. A lot. So I can happily return that (never opened) and get a new one. What light should I get? Is it bad my plants are random plants I found at my LFS. They seem to be doing fine and were in a tank with several angelfish. If I change the light what plants should I get and again where should I put them?
Well, if you get higher lighting you can grow more varieties of plants but you will need co2 or else you will also grow a bunch of algae. If you don't want to do that, you can get lower moderate lighting and still grow a good amount of things. I would hit up Aqua_chem, jetajocky, or peyton for more info on specifics, I'm not great with lighting yet.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:04 AM   #13
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Thanks for all your help. Hah I'm already looking at 55 gallon tanks even though my brand new 26 gallon isn't even a week old yet o.O
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Thanks for all your help. Hah I'm already looking at 55 gallon tanks even though my brand new 26 gallon isn't even a week old yet o.O
Lol yea welcome to the hobby :P
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How often should I change my tank while it's cycling for the first time? I have a dying plant right now and 5 fishies
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How often should I change my tank while it's cycling for the first time? I have a dying plant right now and 5 fishies
If you're doing a fish in cycle then you probly need to be doing daily partial water changes. Do you have a test kit? Knowing your parameters would really help and you'll need one anyways (a liquid one)
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I've been looking at some but can't seem to find an API test kit anywhere . And if u could could you check out my thread in unhealthy fish (in freshwater and brackish). I have lots of questions :P
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I've been looking at some but can't seem to find an API test kit anywhere . And if u could could you check out my thread in unhealthy fish (in freshwater and brackish). I have lots of questions :P
Well I don't know anything about danios really. But if you go in to have your water tested again, find out if they're using a liquid test kit and ask for the exact parameters and then let us know. Until then, I would suggest doing a large wc asap
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My moms been arguing with me about my fish and say "doing a water change will take out all the good bacteria". I just did a 2 gallon water change (best I could convince)
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My moms been arguing with me about my fish and say "doing a water change will take out all the good bacteria". I just did a 2 gallon water change (best I could convince)
No way, I've done 3 80% pwcs back to back with no problem. Not much of the BB lives in the water itself. In fact, not doing water changes is very detrimental to your fishes health
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