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Help! added fish store water to tank
Old 10-17-2010, 10:22 AM   #11
 
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Yes, nice-looking tank.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:46 AM   #12
 
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Awesome tank. That Wisteria is ging to take off in no time. Like everyone suggested, just keep an eye on everything and be sure not to pour store tank water in your tank from now on. I can't see you having an ammonia spike with all the plants, but it never hurts to test daily for a few days.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:35 PM   #13
 
I have some wisteria, anacharis, moss ball, java fern and amazon sword...under a led light fixture
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:14 PM   #14
 
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Very nice job it looks very pretty.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:27 PM   #15
 
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That is a very beautiful aquarium, nice work.

And welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum. Glad you found us.

I agree with others that you may be OK with the store water issue, but this is not something to repeat, regardless of how "clean" the store water/tanks may appear to be--SinCrisis, take note please.

All water containing live fish will have "stuff" in the water from the fish. And most likely there will be things you don't want if it can be avoided. Excess ammonia (and from the fish in the bag), waste, pathogens, bacteria (the bad sort), parasites...while some of these can come on the fish itself, adding the water will significantly increase the probability of introducing something detrimental. It's like not quarantining new fish--many times we can get away with it, but not always. Best not to take chances in the future; always net the fish from the bag into the tank after the temp is equal and you have mixed some of the water (adding the tank water to the bag slowly). Not everyone does this latter point, but many of us do.

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Old 10-18-2010, 10:00 AM   #16
 
Well i have one of those hang on things that fish stores have before they bag the fish and i leave just enough store water and drip tank water into the container for about 30 minutes when they level out and then i pour out the water in the container until its just enough for the fish and repeat for 30 minutes and then i pour the fish into the tank. I think this removes most of the store water, but its not 100%.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:49 PM   #17
 
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I have to agree with the others, youll probably be ok. Nice Idea about acclimaitng them too. Ive been pouring my aquarium water slowly into the bags this whole time. Perhaps ill buy one of thoes containers. You really should net the fish and put them into the aquarium though. You probably are getting rid of most of the LFS water but better safe than sorry. Like Byron said, all water has some "stuff" in it, and you dont want to be mixing other "stuff" with your "stuff"
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:55 PM   #18
 
Well, so far so good, everyone is well..the Cory's are going wild and seem to love thier new home
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:43 PM   #19
 
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Gorgeous tank!!
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