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Old 08-07-2012, 01:19 AM   #1
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Hey im new !:)

Hey everyone I'm new, but I'm excited to be part of a group of people who seem promising to help, I'm new to aquariums but I'm gettin mine going, I have been looking for a good forum with knowledgeable people to help me in my times of need!
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Hey everyone I'm new, but I'm excited to be part of a group of people who seem promising to help, I'm new to aquariums but I'm gettin mine going, I have been looking for a good forum with knowledgeable people to help me in my times of need!
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:23 AM   #3
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Welcome to AA how bout a little info on the tank maybe some pics
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I put info on my page, and I'll add some pics but not sure how let me figure it out

And it's a 5.5 gallon tank, that was cycled before gettin the red wag swordtail, and it was cycle with the dalmation Molly,

But since I put the red wag in there the Molly pretty much been in one spot,
We did a ph test today, the nitrite and nitrate were 0, the warder wasn't hard the alkalinity was good, but the ph was like on a 5. For both fish minimal is 7.0
So not sure what to do there
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The Dalmatian Molly has pretty much been in that spot since I got the other fish,
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Molly's name is swampy
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Wag name is Bojangles
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They may be acting funny due to the fact that they require a larger tank and may be having aggression issues. Also a PH that low is not good. It can stall the BB and be harmful to the fish. To raise your PH a good gas Exchange will usually do the job (water surface movement) and if that doesn't help and its your tap that is low then crushed coral in your filter can buffer your PH to a better level
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Also, pull your anubias out and take a look at it. The stick thing that the leaves are growing out of is called the rhizome and cannot be buried. Only bury the roots sticking out the bottom of the rhizome and your plant will grow well
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:37 AM   #8
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They may be acting funny due to the fact that they require a larger tank and may be having aggression issues. Also a PH that low is not good. It can stall the BB and be harmful to the fish. To raise your PH and its your tap that is low then crushed coral in your filter can buffer your PH to a better level

What is bb? And they are but an inch1/2 size right now maybe it won't be so bad? And how much crushed coral should I ad?
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Beneficial bacteria (what concverts ammo-nitrites-nitrates) and a tank that size a couple tablespoons should be good. As for the size of the fish they can be held there temporarily but look into getting something like a 20 long for them soon
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Bb is beneficial bacteria. Its what converts the ammonia from the fish waste to nitrites then to nitrates. Are you sure your ph tested at 5? What test did you use? 5 is extremellyyy acidic.
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