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Old 08-02-2011, 01:04 AM   #261
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i mean you could put more in but if the levels start going south too fast youll have to pull them...
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:08 AM   #262
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so, do I do a couple water changes first?
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:10 AM   #263
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if you move the fsh over, and you notice things starting to spike, simply start doing pwc's to contain it...if the pwc;s dont hold the spike down, then remove fish and do pwc's
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:12 AM   #264
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I am ....confused?
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:17 AM   #265
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ohh my, i do have to apologize, it seems that my page didnt quite post that comment right...lemme fix that
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:38 AM   #266
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I looked on the petsmart online and they have the meds and the salt but not the test kit. Honestly, I'd like to give someone else the business, anyhow. I feel like PetSmart has enough of my fish money! Do you have any online stores that you recommend?
You can always get the API Master Kit on eBay for around $20 free shipping. The master kits really are the best way to go as, like someone else mentioned, the test strips really aren't up to par.
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Hey Terri and Huma Huma-just wanted you to know I am still watching your progress and remain amazed at your patience...thus your ability to teach active preschoolers. Sorry I haven't been able to comment and tell you sooner. I have been hospitalized and now very limited in ability to walk (on crutches) I am envious that you can do all the PWC needed so frequently. Looking forward to the day-2 months from now-that I can do PWC myself. For now my 13 yr old is helping out. Love your barrel ideas! Keep up the ingenuity and the patience-fish are on their way to new home soon.

I order on line from Drfosterandsmith.com. Excellent customer service and quick delivery
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Well, no change on this end. Test results are still the same....sigh...
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how often are you adding ammonia?? drfosterandsmith.com and liveaquaria.com are pretty decent sites for fish...but usually best if ordering several fish (saves on shipping)
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I just read through your posts. Quite a journey. Just want to address a couple things. The more live plants you have, the faster the tank will cycle and it will tend to be more stable.

You can do a lot with low light plants. Anubias, mosses and Java Fern can be tied to driftwood or rocks. They don't like to be "planted".

You can sterilize new plants. You can Google it. A brief Bleach bath. Plus rinsing for snail eggs. Diseases no. Algae or Snails are possible. But plants compete with Algae.

Also there are cool snails out there. And a majority do not eat healthy plants. I have Nerites

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They aren't the easiest, but I had to try them. Algae eating machines !!!

Also I did not see it addressed, you asked about Pictus Cats. They will gladly eat any and all fish that fit into their mouths !! All Guppies for sure.

This is my low tech Non CO2 tank. I add plant food once a week. I will be putting root tabs in which will last months.


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I would also recommend The Planted Tank forum as well as Aquatic Plant Central. Good resources. You might also see if there is a local aquarium or planted tank society local to you. Mine has been super nice. I've gotten free plants and shrimp and plan to give back now that my shrimp are breeding.

If you haven't already I'd lower the temp to 78f. Over 80 is too high for most fish AND the water holds less oxygen.

GL. I envy you your large tank. My largest are 10g for now.
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