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post #11 of 15 Old 01-07-2011, 09:35 AM
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Agree. NitrItes need to be zero in any tank. PH and water hardness/softness will also be determining factors on what type of fish you will be able to keep.

If it were me, I'd start over completely rather than take a chance on disease being present. You can clean everything with a diluted bleach/water solution. Rinse a gazillion times and rinse another few times with conditioned water to remove any possible traces of chlorine.

Good luck.

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post #12 of 15 Old 01-07-2011, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Might want to work on the nitrite before investing in tropical fish... Plants may help.
True, I wonder if I just go ahead and remove my fish if it will improve on its own since I have 3 weeks till I go tropical. I will get an ammonia test to keep tabs on it too. I looks like after seeing that my levels are so high that my problems are more water quaility related than bacteria. I think its just the huge bio-load of the large goldies thats hurting my quaility.
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Agree. NitrItes need to be zero in any tank. PH and water hardness/softness will also be determining factors on what type of fish you will be able to keep.

If it were me, I'd start over completely rather than take a chance on disease being present. You can clean everything with a diluted bleach/water solution. Rinse a gazillion times and rinse another few times with conditioned water to remove any possible traces of chlorine.

Good luck.
Water out of the tap in Nashville is soft to mediumhard with ph of 7.0-7.3
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Water out of the tap in Nashville is soft to mediumhard with ph of 7.0-7.3

Nice :) That's a pretty good range for lots of fish.

Just figure out what you like and see if they'll do well with your params.

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Nice :) That's a pretty good range for lots of fish.

Just figure out what you like and see if they'll do well with your params.
Thats good to know. I was thinking about some angels I just need to find some good compatible tankmates. Any you recommend? Also if I do sanitize do you think its possible to cycle in 3 weeks(maybe using shrimp method) or any instant bacteria cycle product you might recommend? Thanks
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