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Old 03-30-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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Hi! I'm new here! Wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jennifer

I have a 30gallon tank with 2 albino oscars and 1 jack Dempsey. All littles guys still, I'm just starting out. I've had fish tanks in the past. This is actually my smallest one but I live in a small apartment so its perfect for us right now.
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Welcome! Unfortunately your tank is massively overstocked, all of those fish require a 55 all to themselves.. I would rehome them and start fresh
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The woman at the fish store told me I had some time before I have to re-home them. I am moving in July and into a house and will be inheriting my mothers 200gallon tank. So they will be in a bigger home soon. Anyway I do have a question. How long after you do a water change should you check the PH and ammonia levels?? Before the water change they were both to high so I took out 45% of the water and am just curious. Please someone help me out here.
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The woman at the fish store told me I had some time before I have to re-home them. I am moving in July and into a house and will be inheriting my mothers 200gallon tank. So they will be in a bigger home soon. Anyway I do have a question. How long after you do a water change should you check the PH and ammonia levels?? Before the water change they were both to high so I took out 45% of the water and am just curious. Please someone help me out here.
is this a new tank? Your true ph can be gathered 24 hrs after wc, you should test for amm before wc, say it's at 1 ppm you should do a 50% change to get it down to .5 and than another 30% to get it to safe levels. These oscars grow quick and make a huge mess, you should really take them back.. What do you have for filtration? Lfs employees are usually horrible in the advice department. They are yes people.. sales first..
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It is a new tank. Since im used to bigger tanks, more fish. I was feeding them once a day thinkin that was ok but aparently the man at the fish store said thats probably what caused the levels to jump. I've had oscars in the past. I know how they are and how fast they grow. I'm not taking my fish back to the store they will be fine til I move, but thanks for your concern.
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It is a new tank. Since im used to bigger tanks, more fish. I was feeding them once a day thinkin that was ok but aparently the man at the fish store said thats probably what caused the levels to jump. I've had oscars in the past. I know how they are and how fast they grow. I'm not taking my fish back to the store they will be fine til I move, but thanks for your concern.
sorry to jump in your post like that.. I just have a soft spot for oscars I'm sure you'll give then a great run!! Don't feed them hot dogs though.. As much as they want them it's a big nono..
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