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Old 02-05-2015, 09:40 PM   #61
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My discus I'm getting aren't coming till middle of March , my husband cleaned the filter befor we even got the discus !


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Sorry but you need to make up your mind. First post says beginning. Either way, I'd call now and tell the seller what's happening. If they're a reputable breeder, they'll understand. Can I ask who it is ?


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Old 02-05-2015, 09:41 PM   #62
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:41 PM   #63
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brook brook brook, I guess you alrdy know what my pm to you would say haha


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Old 02-05-2015, 09:44 PM   #64
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In the future for cleaning take some what're from the tank in a bucket and just swish the filter pieces in that water. They don't really need to be scrubbed down or anything. You just want to get all the chunks out- but the tank water won't kill off the bacteria. If there are multiple filters or part of the filter I also suggest only cleaning one section/one filter at a time.


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Old 02-05-2015, 09:44 PM   #65
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Anything else I need ? I have prime ph test kit do regular water changes I just need the ammonia test kit ?


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I would get the whole API master test kit.
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I would do water changes every day . get rid of the barbs and angels and pleco. all are gonna stress discus imo or could cause issues


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I would get the whole API master test kit.

Yes the whole liquid test kit. It's the best value. The strips are garbage and inaccurate.


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Anything else I need ? I have prime ph test kit do regular water changes I just need the ammonia test kit ?


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More research on keeping Discus, tank mates, cycling, transporting and cleaning tanks.


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Yes the whole liquid test kit. It's the best value. The strips are garbage and inaccurate.


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There are a few test strip kits that don't show ammonia at all which is one of the biggest and fastest water issues that kill fish. API liquid includes ammonia, nitrite, nitrates, ph and high ph. Depending on price if you have a liquid ph it might be cheaper to get just ammonia, nitrite and nitrate kits but you definitely need those 3


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Gah! Im not sure you really hear answers to questions you have.
Take your time and research what you want to do before impulsive purchases.
Maybe empty the water and create a hermit crab corral.

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For the OP. Just in case. To get started:-

These links may help. First is what is meant by API freshwater test kit. Knowing your tank water chemistry is vital information. The test kit is quite simple and fairly cheap. A liquid/tube test is the most reliable to get and will last for years.

http://www.apifishcare.com/product.p...0#.VNSvyO0azCQ


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