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Old 07-25-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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Would just like to say a big hello to everyone and say what a great forum this is. Ive been visiting for about a week getting tips and knowledge from random reading and have liked what ive seen so decided to join.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA!

Do you have any current tanks?
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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Yes. I have a 26 gallon (uk) tropical tank been up and running for just over 2 months. I started with a fish in cycle as didnt know better. I now have 4 guppies 4 mollies (2 silver 2 black) 10 neon tetra and a gourmie but not really sure which type of gourmie it is
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Wow sounds nice! Got any pics

I think you are good on fish, you need some bottom feeders! Like Cory cats or kuhli loaches (my favorite \-o-/)
How are your water parameters?
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Ive got afew pictures but not sure how to get them onto here from my phone. Yes definitely getting some bottom feeders just trying to decide what, ive got my eye on a blue shrimp but dont trust the fish shop its in. Amonioa was abit high so been doing water changes every other day but everything alse was good
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:31 PM   #6
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Oh to upload pics, you click the little plus sign on the top that you see when you are typing in a reply
Do you have a master test kit?
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:33 PM   #7
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Yes brought a master test kit on sunday as got fed up with taking water samples down to the fish shop every week. Going to do the tests once a week, is that enough?

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Old 07-25-2013, 05:37 PM   #8
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Wow, nice tank!

Are those live plants?
Yea, I do weekly water changes in my 29 gallon I do a 34.4827586% weekly water change, but since you are trying to bring down the ammonia, I would do a 50% water change weekly
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:48 PM   #9
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Thats a very precise water change you do! No live plants didnt even know where to start with them. Would of recommend getting some? And what are the benefits? was doing between 10 and 20% every other day then a big one at the weekends
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #10
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Hmmmm, right now that sounds like a good water change
Out of 100, I would recommend plants 1,000,000, they are very beneficial! They lower ammonia, nitrites, and get rid of other substances! Plus they look spectacular
Of course, it is a little more costly
I am adding sand in my 29 gallon for the plants and bottom dwellers, that's 45 bucks!
I'm also adding root tabs and liquid ferts, I add 5 tabs at a time, so the tabs last me for six months!
10 dollars every six months isn't that bad!
And the big liquid feet bottle is 10 dollars also, I need a new bottle every three months
But live plants are totally worth it!
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