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Old 10-26-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Large or small pwc?

55g freshwater.

Temp 79
2 blue gouramis
2 angels
3 mollies
2 kuhlii loaches
3 5 day old Molly babies in a net nursery hanging in large tank
pH 7.8
Nitrite 0.25 ppm
Nitrate near 0
Ammonia between 0.25 and 0.5 ppm

I want my first babies to survive!
Any advice is appreciated!
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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I did a 20% water change on 10/21. Just before I started finding babies.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #3
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Well I did a 10% pwc because I only have 2 handsaws I didn't know what to do with the babies. I couldn't take anymore water out and keep the babies in their net nursery. I hope they will be ok!!

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Hands! Not handsaws! Haha.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:17 PM   #5
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Hands. Not handsaws!! Haha
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:32 PM   #6
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I do two a week. A 50% on the day I do all the tank cleaning and maintenance and just a 30% about 3 to 4 days later.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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You have to keep ammonia and nitrites no higher than .25ppm. Are you still cycling the tank? If so you need to find a way to lower the breeder box as the water level drops so you can do a 50% WC as needed to keep those levels down.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:04 PM   #8
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Yes I'm sure it is still cycling. I didn't do it right. I let it run with bacteria starter for a week and put fish in it. The fish went in 9 days ago.
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This article will help you a lot.... I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?! - Aquarium Advice.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:41 PM   #10
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Thank you! I'm going to have to find a way to lower the breeder box to do bigger water changes! I want all of my fish including babies to be healthy and survive!
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