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Old 11-08-2013, 02:41 AM   #21
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I know about filter bacteria, i dont wash out the filters like a maniac. I use the tank water as well to wash the media's.
Still. Every 3-4 days is too often man.
You gonna test for nitrates?
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Umm everything with my tank is fine. All is tested and well. Every result. Theres nothing else i can say, don't worry about the advice.
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Umm everything with my tank is fine. All is tested and well. Every result. Theres nothing else i can say, don't worry about the advice.
I don't think you've tested for nitrates. You didn't mention it.
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The nitrate level is 7 ppm
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:54 AM   #25
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The nitrate level is 7 ppm
What test kit are you using? And yeah you're overstocked AND mixing wrong fish types.

In my opinion the sharks, goldies, and pleco should all be rehomed. And not rehomed in your smaller tanks. You're risking all those fishes health by stunting their growth.

You may have been fortunate so far in your endeavors but sooner or later you'll be posting in the Unhealthy fish section.
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Your clown loaches will experience stunted growth and die prematurely. Thats really what it comes down to, the fish just need a larger tank. You never answered my tin foil barbs or tetra question and considering there is no such thing as a tin foil tetra I'm gonna assume they're barbs. They also get way bigger than that tank. Your filtration and wc schedule may be able to keep up right now but half those fish require a much larger tank long term. Just look up minimum size requirements for those 2 fish and you will see that the guy who sold them to you for your tank was so wrong. It is unfair to the fish to be put in such a small tank.
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Your clown loaches will experience stunted growth and die prematurely. Thats really what it comes down to, the fish just need a larger tank. You never answered my tin foil barbs or tetra question and considering there is no such thing as a tin foil tetra I'm gonna assume they're barbs. They also get way bigger than that tank. Your filtration and wc schedule may be able to keep up right now but half those fish require a much larger tank long term. Just look up minimum size requirements for those 2 fish and you will see that the guy who sold them to you for your tank was so wrong. It is unfair to the fish to be put in such a small tank.
Crap I posted on the wrong thread my bad...
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Im using the LaMotte Nitrate Testing kit 3110, they are all doing fine at this stage and i understand that they will later need to be rehomed. My partner has been doing this for over 6 years now. I wouldnt purposely harm or stress the fish. We track their progress and they will be moved when required. When ensure all checks are in order and we arent lousy in taking care of them.
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I have a cichlid in there too.
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I have a cichlid in there too.
Angelfish are cichlids.
And your nitrate level can't be 7ppm. You must be using the test wrong. Not with that many fish.
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