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Old 03-19-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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Terra cott pots

Just needing some advise.

We have a 3ft established freshwater tank with neon, glow lights, plecs, and clown loach (moved from smaller 2ft to this larger tank) but we added two days ago, terra pots to give some shelter, but our glow lights look as if gasping for air, and we have lost 4 neons.

Could the pots be the problem?

Thanks for any help
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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Do a water change immediately !
Test water and add extra Prime.

You could also be having a Cycle issue.

Terra Cotta is usually pretty safe, but remove them for now. Soak in dechlorinated water for a day or two and test their water to see if pots are changing chemistry.

I'm guessing its an ammonia spike but who knows.
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That's great.. We have removed the pots we did test if water in tank and no3 had spiked.

Boiling pots as we speak.. Fish are moving around and colour looking better
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That's great.. We have removed the pots we did test if water in tank and no3 had spiked.

Boiling pots as we speak.. Fish are moving around and colour looking better
Glad things are stabilizing. Keep testing. You may have a Mini Cycle going on.
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The pots shouldn't of had anything to do with it, unless they weren't washed good prior to putting them in? Hope your tanks gets better! Let us know.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:48 PM   #6
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Thanks we've boiled them 3 times down (new water each time) gonna test water they are in and see if this had made a difference.
Fish are much happier now so fingers crossed
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Hopefully everyone is okay!
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