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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-28-2016, 03:37 PM
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Posted By OwduaNM
I've posted before but I'll update here as well. ...

I've posted before but I'll update here as well.

It's a 36 gallon now front with two aqeoun quietflow 30 filters. The tank is an existing tank that I'm recovering.

The fish I started with
...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-27-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By OwduaNM
Ok, so I feel like I understand the pH thing....

Ok, so I feel like I understand the pH thing. It's really only a concern if I add fish that are from a drastically different pH.

I just added some driftwood which hopefully will naturally lower...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-26-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By OwduaNM
That's good news! I will monitor the pH on...

That's good news! I will monitor the pH on almost a daily basis and not try to adjust it. Right not its between 7.6 and 7.8 which is a little high for the fish I'm keeping but not too much...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-26-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By OwduaNM
Yes. The tap water spikes in pH after 24 hours or...

Yes. The tap water spikes in pH after 24 hours or so. That's how I found the problem 2 years ago. I just forgot!


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-26-2016, 07:28 AM
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Posted By OwduaNM
I seeded the tank with ammonia and it converted...

I seeded the tank with ammonia and it converted to Nitrates in 24 hours. I must not have seeded it with enough however.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-26-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By OwduaNM
Well, the tank had been continuously running for...

Well, the tank had been continuously running for 2 years, just without fish and in poor condition for the last year or so.

I've had pH spikes before. My city water is very poor for aquariums and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-25-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By OwduaNM
Mini cycle question

So I tested my tank using ammonia and it cycled very quickly.

2 days ago I had a pH spike in my tank and lost a fish, but couldn't find it. Today I lost another. I tested and I had .25 ammonia...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-22-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By OwduaNM
I've been using Aqadvisor.com to help determine...

I've been using Aqadvisor.com to help determine my stocking levels. It takes bioload into consideration. But I'll be testing the tank regularly and cleaning and changing the water weekly.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-22-2016, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By OwduaNM
Congrats on the new tank! It looks to me like...

Congrats on the new tank! It looks to me like you have some nitrites. Based on your results I think your tank hasn't had enough ammonia to really get started cycling.

Were you able to get any...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-22-2016, 12:46 AM
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Views: 1,231
Posted By OwduaNM
4.5 inches. They are less than 2 now. In January...

4.5 inches. They are less than 2 now. In January I will move them to a 70 gallon tank if they are getting too big.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-21-2016, 01:06 AM
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Posted By OwduaNM
Stocking ideas 36g bow front

I've got a cycled tank that I am currently stocking. Here's what I have so far

1 red tailed black shark
3 honey gourami (1 male, 2 female)
2 Blue Rams
2 king tiger plecos

I want to add...
Forum: Classifieds 08-17-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 527
Posted By OwduaNM
Wanted: Black Corydoras (Schultzei) and L183 Starlight Pleco

These tend to be hard to find fish for some reason, even though when they pop up on sites like Aquabid they sell for good price and quickly!

Willing to pay fair/market price for the fish and the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-17-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,396
Posted By OwduaNM
From what I've read, the only way to reduce...

From what I've read, the only way to reduce nitrates is to do large water changes. Your nitrates may be off the charts right now, so doing a single (or 2) water changes is not enough to bring below...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-17-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By OwduaNM
Good news! My tank is still cycled. I'm working...

Good news! My tank is still cycled. I'm working on getting the pH balanced. It was around 7.8 which is abnormally high. Once it's balanced I will add some fish!


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-09-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By OwduaNM
I just ordered some ammonia. I will test using...

I just ordered some ammonia. I will test using the API test kit for a couple days to see if it is still cycled.

Thank you!


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-08-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By OwduaNM
The fish died from neglect - lack of feeding and...

The fish died from neglect - lack of feeding and lack of water changes.

The filter ran constantly.

How will I know if it's still cycled?


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Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 08-07-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By OwduaNM
Recommendations for heater for 36g tank

I'm recovering a failed tank. The heater that was with it does not appear to work anymore. I'm looking for suggestions for a new one. The failed on is Aqueon brand. I think it stopped working because...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-07-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By OwduaNM
Recovering a failed tank - need help

I am trying to recoup a failed tank. It was in very poor condition. Lots of algae, mineral build up, etc. No surviving fish.

The filter has been running along just fine however.

I'm looking...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Fish or Plant Profiles 08-26-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,750
Posted By OwduaNM
I have a 60g tank that I am preparing to setup in...

I have a 60g tank that I am preparing to setup in the next month or so. When I plug angelfish into Aqadvisor.com it says that they are already 50% of the tanks capacity. Does this seem correct? It...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-24-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By OwduaNM
I have a 65 gallon that I am planning to set up...

I have a 65 gallon that I am planning to set up soon and am looking for ideas. I really appreciate reading threads like this!


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-24-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,796
Posted By OwduaNM
I have purchased fish via Aquabid 3 times now and...

I have purchased fish via Aquabid 3 times now and all were very successful. The important part is making sure that someone is home to receive the fish. I have also purchased fish from Gunpowder...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-07-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By OwduaNM
How long have you been doing this and how well...

How long have you been doing this and how well has it worked for you? Our local tap water is very hard and it has made maintaining my fish tank very difficult and I have had a couple local fish...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-29-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,983
Posted By OwduaNM
Thank you for the replies! I definitely would...

Thank you for the replies! I definitely would over filter. I have read that at 55 gallons I really need to use a canister filter, but I would also want to add at least one over the edge filter. My...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-29-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,983
Posted By OwduaNM
I haven't full decided but I am thing Ang fish....

I haven't full decided but I am thing Ang fish. There's a small chance I would choose Discus
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-28-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,983
Posted By OwduaNM
Petsmart sale - Marineland 60 gallon combo

Looking for some feedback. Petsmart has a Marineland 60 gallon aquarium plus stand and lights for $200. This is the best price I've ever seen for the combo.

Will I have any issues with the...
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