03-31-2010, 02:31 PM
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Hi All, Blessings to everyone! been a while since my last post. thought we were doing well. had 10 out of 14 fish alive. water clear and i thought chem levels were doing good. not sure which came first. ick returning or high nitrite levels or . attempted quick cure again; says to take out carbon filter. tried 10 gal (of 29 ) water change with no change in nitrite level. ammonia is good and nitrates are safe per strips. oh by the way,prob. last week aquarium salt has been added per package instructions.
my plan at moment (basically no other changes since all the advice.) :
Water change again tomorrow. add stress zyme which introduces helpful bacteria to cycle faster.
get a carbon filter back in. (tank has a foam filter and a little accordion wheel filter that we have never messed with)
get new heater since the new one we purchased is preset to 78*; and raise temp back up to 80*
get bubble stone for tank and put in. long rectangular looking thing.
probably shouldn't add any corys until water / ick is clear. thought maybe they would help with cleaning up the bottom of the tank, etc. eventully my plan is to have about 3 or 4 of them.