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post #21 of 28 Old 11-02-2010, 01:46 PM
i live like 2 hours away from sweet aquatics,i should go there sometime....

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post #22 of 28 Old 11-02-2010, 03:37 PM
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Oh man you are so lucky to live that close to such a great place to get plants! I would love to be that close as thats were I order almost all my plants from. ; )

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post #23 of 28 Old 11-02-2010, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Oh ok, well the sword is very small right now so it should be good for awhile. I am definitely going to check out those sites though! I wanted more real plants anyway. Plus I can hopefully find reasonable prices and replace the sword sooner rather than later.

I'm so excited everything seems to be going good in my tank so far, and I finally replaced a burnt out bulb so it's all bright and pretty! :D
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post #24 of 28 Old 11-03-2010, 01:30 AM
dont be afraid to ask questions about plants,or anything else!

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post #25 of 28 Old 11-03-2010, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks James! You guys have been very helpful!!!

Sadly I have another major issue. The Silver Dollar, the one I was hoping to adopt out to my friend tomorrow....has Ick :( I did some research and already had some ick treatment called 'ick away' from when I had my goldfish ages ago. First I tried to see if I can adjust my heater to a high temp. since it seems Ick dislike high temps. I really wanted to avoid putting chemicals in my water. But of course the heater is generically set to hat the water to about 75-78 degrees. I can't change it!

Sooo, I was forced to put in the Ick Away tonight. I added salt as well, I saw on another old thread in this forum that someone with a similar issue added extra salt to the tank. I put in 4 1/2 teaspoons for my 10 gallon. Should I put more?

I plan on doing a 50% water change tomorrow night, then on Saturday re-treating for Ick in the same manner.

Am I doing everything I can?
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post #26 of 28 Old 11-03-2010, 10:46 PM
may want to buy yourself a heater and separate the silver dollar

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post #27 of 28 Old 11-04-2010, 12:28 AM
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I would agree it would not have to be to a tank you could use something like a rubbermaid container or a bucket as a temp home. Then after your done with it you can use it later on as a temp home for any new fish you get to make sure they are not sick before you add them to your tank. I have used the ick away before and it worked very well but make sure its not expired it seems like the last bottle I had there was an experation date.

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I would agree it would not have to be to a tank you could use something like a rubbermaid container or a bucket as a temp home. Then after your done with it you can use it later on as a temp home for any new fish you get to make sure they are not sick before you add them to your tank. I have used the ick away before and it worked very well but make sure its not expired it seems like the last bottle I had there was an experation date.
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