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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-21-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By KenW
I don't know what "NTD" is. Could you explain? ...

I don't know what "NTD" is. Could you explain?

Ammonia is 0, nitrite 0, nitrate's at about 6, pH 7.6.
Aren't these where they are supposed to be? Am I underfeeding them? I do a 25% pwc once a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-21-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By KenW
Dying fish

I had 13 neons and am down to 4. Platy's were up to 9, down to 5. Female betta died last month.
Any ideas as to why?
All the tests results are very good, FW tank is almost 1 year old. They get...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-12-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By KenW
Fish Lifespan question

I got about 15 neons about 8 months ago, and I'm down to 7. I found 2 dead, or what was left of them before the other fish and the snails got to them, but no signs of the others over the last few...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-06-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By KenW
isn't a parrot fish a saltwater fish?

isn't a parrot fish a saltwater fish?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-06-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By KenW
Have you tested the water yourself? do you have a...

Have you tested the water yourself? do you have a test kit?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-14-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By KenW
baby snail fungus

hi! i am new on my dads ( Kenw ) log in name. i am 10 years old and have my first tank. i don't get it my tank is ready but my baby snails ( from my dads tank) have something weird on them it is by...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-03-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Posted By KenW
Thanks!

Great information! This confirms my suspicions that changing them every few weeks is bad for my tank, but good for the manufacturer!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-02-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,142
Posted By KenW
Biowheel filter question

I have a Penguin Biowheel 200 on my 8 month old 45g FW tank. I changed the carbon filter media about 6 months ago, and the biowheel I have never changed. I also use Marineland filter padding that I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-23-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,554
Posted By KenW
We got 2 loaches and all the snails were gone...

We got 2 loaches and all the snails were gone after an hour and we've only seen a few since.And since we got the loaches, no snails have survived to adulthood.

Loaches require a larger tank...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-10-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By KenW
requesting some Platy help

A couple of weeks ago, our Platy gave birth to 35 fry in a breeder box. she's birthed fry on a monthly basis ever since we got her 7 months ago - we had no idea of their sexes when we got the two of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 01-03-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,123
Posted By KenW
On Tuesday our platy gave birth in a breeding box...

On Tuesday our platy gave birth in a breeding box and she had 35+ baby fry. It's been 4 days now and there are only about 5 left. Your fish will give birth, don't worry about that. Six months ago we...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-06-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By KenW
I would say that if you have a big tank, then its...

I would say that if you have a big tank, then its useful. But to be honest, I have used mine twice since I bought it and I must not have the water pressure necessary to make the vacuum clean the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 11-03-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By KenW
thanks!

Such awesome advice!
jsoong, bad news; the beta died the other day. he got very pale and listless and was dead in the morning. I don't know what happened, he was fine then he suddenly wasn't. All...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-02-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By KenW
i started using a 6 or 8' vacuum hose and got...

i started using a 6 or 8' vacuum hose and got tired of the buckets so I bought a 25' python (for $50!). I guess I don't have enough water pressure because the python doesn't suck the gravel and gunk...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 11-02-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By KenW
thanks! what i cannot figure out is why the...

thanks! what i cannot figure out is why the ammonia is reading 0, and the nitrites and nitrates are reading so highly? i have been doing 50% pwc's every 3 to 5 days, vacumming as much substrate as...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 10-31-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By KenW
Nitrite help, sick beta

My nitrites are at 2.0,
ammonia is reading between .25 & 0,
nitrate is reading 10,
pH is 6.8

i thought maybe the high nitrite is making him ill, but all the other fish seem fine. I am going...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-24-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By KenW
p.s. i also use prime for pwc's....

p.s. i also use prime for pwc's....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-24-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By KenW
ammonia help please

Three weeks ago I added 20lbs more substrate to the already 20lbs I had in there. Another suggestion by my LFS(1lb per gallon). Now I am thinking I should remove it to avoid heavy build up of waste...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-23-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By KenW
ammonia help

Okay, I got a API freshwater test kit. For months I have been having trouble with my ammonia levels, I cannot get it to go down. So, my LFS told me what to do, which was do a 80% pwc (I have been...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-16-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By KenW
water change question

What process do you use?
I am thinking of buying a Python no spill and clean. Anybody use these? I am tired of hauling pails!
Thanks!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-09-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,338
Posted By KenW
how many pounds of gravel substrate per gallon is...

how many pounds of gravel substrate per gallon is the norm, anyway? i've seen many different suggestions...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-09-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,338
Posted By KenW
the LFS suggested it since everything died and...

the LFS suggested it since everything died and the ammonia was so high. I am thinking I will wait until the weekend to do another. The numbers aren't completely whacked and the fish and snail(who has...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-09-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,338
Posted By KenW
i changed the media 3 days ago after all the fish...

i changed the media 3 days ago after all the fish died.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-09-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,338
Posted By KenW
i have a penguin bio wheel filter with a carbon...

i have a penguin bio wheel filter with a carbon filter and a sponge insert.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-09-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,338
Posted By KenW
its 40 gallons, and I am 100% positive the odor...

its 40 gallons, and I am 100% positive the odor is coming from the tank.
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