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jwh0818 02-24-2014 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by josh7 (Post 2849896)
You should be just fine as long as the little guy doesn't look stressed you are fine.

Nope he is swimming around after hiding from the hose

josh7 02-24-2014 08:22 PM

After looking at your Oscar it makes me really want another lol it sucks I go to college in August. Or else I would definitely be getting an albino Oscar I just haven't had the time to set up a new tank lol.

jwh0818 02-24-2014 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by josh7 (Post 2849909)
After looking at your Oscar it makes me really want another lol it sucks I go to college in August. Or else I would definitely be getting an albino Oscar I just haven't had the time to set up a new tank lol.

Take a tank with you!!!

jwh0818 02-24-2014 09:10 PM

Okay so it seems he doesn't want pellets. He just spits em back out if he does take em. Maybe because they are floating pellets?

josh7 02-24-2014 11:31 PM

My Oscar took forever to eat floating ones the sinking ones work much better IMO.

jwh0818 02-24-2014 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by josh7 (Post 2850221)
My Oscar took forever to eat floating ones the sinking ones work much better IMO.

Yeah i gotta get some. These floafingf ones fake 12 hours to sink

jwh0818 02-24-2014 11:56 PM

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Okay so I did a 100% wc yesterday detested and trites were down to .50 did another 50% wc today because trites were way off the charts and here is the results after those wc's. Now will the prime actually keep those safe for him while its wrapping up the cycle?

convictcichlid 02-25-2014 01:52 AM

I like rainbows

cichlid22 02-25-2014 11:10 PM

Pretty albino oscar

jwh0818 02-28-2014 12:45 PM

So I'm placing an order for,

1000- ghost shrimp
500- red wigglers
Also picking up blood worms that are frozen. I have a plan to get him to eat pellets since that's gonna be his main diet. What else would be good to feed?

FishBoy185 03-01-2014 04:02 AM

Peas. Love your Oscar by the way. I remember my babay albino. Now he's 11 inches. Haha!

jwh0818 03-01-2014 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by FishBoy185 (Post 2855589)
Peas. Love your Oscar by the way. I remember my babay albino. Now he's 11 inches. Haha!

Thanks, ill add those to his diet if he is willing to eat some.

Todays parameters are,

Ammo- .50ppm
Nitrite- 2.0ppm
Nitrate- 10ppm

I did a 100% wc yesterday as well and redosed prime. I also added the seeded media and its stalling at these numbers. Any advice here?

Brookster123 03-01-2014 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by jwh0818 (Post 2855775)
Thanks, ill add those to his diet if he is willing to eat some. Todays parameters are, Ammo- .50ppm Nitrite- 2.0ppm Nitrate- 10ppm I did a 100% wc yesterday as well and redosed prime. I also added the seeded media and its stalling at these numbers. Any advice here?

that nitrite is way high! I'd do a couple 50% to get it down to .25 if possible.. How'd you go about a 100% change?

jwh0818 03-01-2014 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Brookster123 (Post 2855781)
that nitrite is way high! I'd do a couple 50% to get it down to .25 if possible.. How'd you go about a 100% change?

I removed fluffy, scooter the sand away from a side and took all water out. An hour after that trites were at .50ppm. 17 hours later they are at 2ppm with 10ppm of nitrates

Edit. I am dosing prime to keep the trites non-toxic every 12 hours

Brookster123 03-01-2014 11:38 AM

That's crazy! In a 75 gal?! Fluffy must be a doodoo factory!!

jwh0818 03-01-2014 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Brookster123 (Post 2855793)
That's crazy! In a 75 gal?! Fluffy must be a doodoo factory!!

No he isn't, its because my tap water has 2ppm ammo and it keeps converting slowly to nitrites and I think that is stalling my cycle because I have to do a wc every 24 hours. Oh god my water bill is gonna be high!!!

Brookster123 03-01-2014 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by jwh0818 (Post 2855798)
No he isn't, its because my tap water has 2ppm ammo and it keeps converting slowly to nitrites and I think that is stalling my cycle because I have to do a wc every 24 hours. Oh god my water bill is gonna be high!!!

I see your problem.. My tap has a similar kind if issue.. Prime was my savior. And my Lfs's chuck Norris bb! I guess patience is the game here.. I'd still try and stay ahead of those trites if possible..

jwh0818 03-01-2014 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Brookster123 (Post 2855804)
I see your problem.. My tap has a similar kind if issue.. Prime was my savior. And my Lfs's chuck Norris bb! I guess patience is the game here.. I'd still try and stay ahead of those trites if possible..

I may just call one of my lfs and ask for seeded media. I dont like this store but its better then nothing. I'll examine the tanks before hand for and kind of parasites or diseases

Brookster123 03-01-2014 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by jwh0818 (Post 2855808)
I may just call one of my lfs and ask for seeded media. I dont like this store but its better then nothing. I'll examine the tanks before hand for and kind of parasites or diseases

if they are any kind of decent fish store they should be happy to squeeze out a sponge for you..

jwh0818 03-01-2014 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Brookster123 (Post 2855812)
if they are any kind of decent fish store they should be happy to squeeze out a sponge for you..

He said no, he said they sell a bottle of nutrifying bacteria that's 20$ and its supposedly really good if there is no chlorine or chloramines in the water


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