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post #11 of 11 Old 09-27-2010, 03:19 PM
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There are many interconnected issues with a "new" aquarium and I think previous responders have identified the issues, but in order to determine if one or a combination of these are causing fish to die within hours we will require some more basic information. Taking only the latest attempt, could you please tell us:

-what specific fish and how many were put in the tank, and when (in relation to initial setup and acquisition of the fish if not all together)?
-are there any live plants?
-how did you cycle the tank?
-what is the pH and hardness of your tap water?
-what is the pH of the tank water?


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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