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Old 03-02-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Exclamation fluval edge 23 l 6gallon tanks help

Hi all in need of some advice, we recently purchased the fluval edge because it gave an unusual look and vibe couldnt wait to get it home then thats where it all goes down hill we also purchased the heater that was desinged for the edge and set it up all chemicals exct it looked awsume however this only lasted a half an hour then this really thick mmist appeard however thouhht it was normal and it clears by the following morning so I tested the water 0ph 0 nitrate whoo checked temp 22dc thhe room temp so I took it back and asked for a replacement thay didnt stock them anymore ( hmm I wonder why) so they gave us a big one by interpet :/ it looked a mess then the mist came back really thick so I read up so more and was told I needed a bubbler so of I go to my lfs to be told no and the filterin the fluval was way to strong and we didnt need it, so we bought some live plants instead I took some water to confirm that my tank was ready for its first ressidant and it was so I bought 3 guppys put them in did a check normal, so I was happy went to my mums for tea at 6 I got home at 10.30 and to my horror the cloud was back and the fish were all dead fills wide and inflamed to my amazment when I removed the lid one had managed to jump and get wedged in the grills I dont know why but somthing told me to smack the lid onto the tank to unwedge him and it worked he fell in and dropped to the bottem I actually thought he was dead the next thing he swam straight to the top and jumped out of it again so my partner in rushed emotion put him in a jug he was fine then just panting heavy so I did a ph nitrite nitrate test and found nothing I couldnt understand it unfortunatly the male died must of been to much stress but what I want to know is has anyone else had this problem as it caused me to think id done it all wrong' ???
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If you added fish to a newly set up tank the problem is the tank wasn't cycled. Here is a list of articles that might help you better understand cycling and what you need to do... http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...um-154837.html. Also that cloud or mist as you call it is most likely a bacterial bloom which is very normal in newly set up tanks. Also you did declor the water correct?

You also didn't say if you tested for ammonia since ammonia is the first thing to appear when setting up a new tank. It's the first stage of cycling. You don't get nitrite till later and then eventually nitrates. Reading the articles will help alot. I have 3 Fluval Edge tanks, 2- 6 gallons and 1- 12 gallon.
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Sorry it was a long articell I put I wasnt sure wether my amonia level reading was ryt so asked my lfs to check the peramiters for me she said that we were good to go, ive recently gone out and bought a airstoned fillter to help the main fillter and to help oxeygenate the water along with my live plants and the (supposed to good for the tank fillter) what I dont understand this has work nitrate nitrites and amonia 0 so have I done or am I doing something wrong ere im fully aware of the cycle as fish are my hobby and I go through all there emotions to I dont want to be responsible for causing an inocent animal pain, however like I said put an airston fillter in with it and my life plants and my new fish are looking fantastic
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How long has this tank been set up?
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #5
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Do you know your tanks ph? Also you should think about getting your own API master test kit so you can test your own water. Is the LFS using test strips to check your water?
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I know I do orderd a test srip kit online the lfs use test strips with like a chemical
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Don't laugh but what country are you in as I've never heard of using test strips with a chemical. You need an API Master Test Kit.
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Im from the united kingdom and I got to the bottom of it, my nitro cycle decided to stall and was starting. Again when we addee the fish it was the amonia its was really high :-/
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Hello all recant update on the fluval we decided that we should sack it off has a bad idea and after so much debate with the store we managed to get a complete refund and I spent less on a tank that comes with the same equipment with a bigger capacity and still come home with change
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Great, what size tank did you get? You might want to read up on cycling before you get more fish, this article explains it some and goes through the two options (fish in and fishless cycling): Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium - Aquarium Advice
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Ive left it to cycle and found the fillter wass not working correctly so I simply after much debate with pets @ homes got rid and got a marina 35 with more liters better fillter and came home with change! !!!!!! I simply would not suggest the fluval edge tanks as it seems inhumane to limmit a fish to such a small space for drinking ive lost a totall of 8 swordtail babies and my mollys in fluvals attempt to add design into a fish tank that goes to show the original tanks work so much more better and provides happier fish -100 stars fluval absoloutly disgusted I am end of rant :@
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Ive left it to cycle and found the fillter wass not working correctly so I simply after much debate with pets @ homes got rid and got a marina 35 with more liters better fillter and came home with change! !!!!!! I simply would not suggest the fluval edge tanks as it seems inhumane to limmit a fish to such a small space for drinking ive lost a totall of 8 swordtail babies and my mollys in fluvals attempt to add design into a fish tank that goes to show the original tanks work so much more better and provides happier fish -100 stars fluval absoloutly disgusted I am end of rant :@
Edge tanks are OK, you just have to know how to stock them. They are limited....and all the fish you had simply just didn't belong in a tank of that size. I had a Flucal Chi with a Betta in it and he did well. A Marina 35 is I believe 35 liters, not gallons, which is still limited and swords and mollys wouldn't belong in there either, I'm afraid.
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Yes I am aware of that but they were suggested by pets @ homes I was aware i d need a bigger aquarium soon and I know my marina tank is on 35liters 7 gallons wich is one gallon more than the fluval and cheaper I am going to be gettin the 60liter version of the marina later next week which works out to be about 12gallons so I know they will be happy in there, I did however look at the chi but didnt like the idea of the open top
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