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post #1 of 31 Old 02-07-2012, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Can you help

my tank has been runing for about 6 weeks
4 guppys always happy
Had 4 mollys but to died from white spot Got a bottle of white spot and things have been ok all fish look fine and the tank is looking lovely.
Loads of plants
Now my tests are
ph 7.6
Ammonia 0ppm
nitrite 1.0ppm
nitrate 40ppm

What should i do keep doing water change's
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post #2 of 31 Old 02-07-2012, 04:32 PM
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yes do a water change until they all read 0 nitrate can be present becuase it is not as harmful to fish as nitrite and ammonia

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post #3 of 31 Old 02-07-2012, 04:36 PM
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did you cycle the tank?

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post #4 of 31 Old 02-08-2012, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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well yes we think but got told everything of a bloke in a pet shop ????? i know now to come here.
I think its is coming to the end of it as the last reading was worse.
I just read the post by amy you lot are great i will do a water change and teast it tomorrow night then put the results on here
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did you cycle the tank?
His tank is technically cycling.

Please do keep up with water changes until nitrite sticks to zero.

Could you also kindly illustrate how you did your white spot treatment?

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post #6 of 31 Old 02-08-2012, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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will do mate doing one every 2 days
Got some anti white spot and added it to the water made the tank turn blue but was ok in about 1 hour did this twice like it says on the bottle .
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post #7 of 31 Old 02-08-2012, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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i as vac the gravel as i am changing the water what do you think
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i as vac the gravel as i am changing the water what do you think
You mention lots of plants, if they are in the substrate I would not vacuum it. You can run the siphon over the substrate above it, but not into it. But the waste getting down into the substrate will become organics that bacteria break down and the plants use. You can read more about this here:
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post #9 of 31 Old 02-09-2012, 04:36 AM
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How long did you keep the treatment there? What active ingredient was labeled on the bottle? Malachite green can potentially destroy the beneficial bacteria. Salt would be a safer alternative and both mollies and guppies are extremely tolerant to salt. However, as you do have plants, all your fish may require moving to a hospital tank with plastic.plants for hideouts to spare your live plants the misery of being badly damaged by salt. Kindly check my sticky thread for all fish diseases in the disease forum. White spot treatment and everything else you need to know about white spots have been covered well.

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post #10 of 31 Old 02-09-2012, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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First thanks for the help
The two fish that had white spot are on died the rest look happy a no white spot in the tank there are 2 snails? must of come of the plants or java moss
The white spot was
interpet anti white spot
Got told is was a good one again i do know whats was the best one but like i say they look on we are only going to get guppys from now on LOL we like them
I am doing another water test later tonight so i will post what happening
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