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Hi i have problem with ammonia...
Old 07-17-2010, 01:23 PM   #21
 
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:12 PM   #22
 
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That is quite an attractive aquarium. Once we get the cycling resolved and it becomes established, it should provide you with considerable pleasure.

Earlier comments on removing the black moors stands, that is going to be a source of problems down the road and they should be removed now.

To answer your PM here, I stand by my advice to do daily 50% partial water changes if ammonia and/or nitrite rise above .25 on tests performed the day following the last pwc using Prime. I explained how Prime works, and how tests will still show these things the same day. The detoxifying capability of Prime works for 24 hours, possibly a bit long--I had this stated to me by a scientist at Prime whom I specifically asked. So if a day or two after the last change you have ammonia or nitrite at say .5, do another change with Prime.

From the look of the fish in your photos the Prime seems to be doing its stuff; they do not appear stressed with ammonia or nitrite poisoning, and that is a major indicator. Remember, tests are only so good. Not saying to ignore them, just cautioning not to jump to erroneous conclusions. I hope I explained why previously.

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Old 07-17-2010, 02:22 PM   #23
 
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Just want to clarify in case on the water changes: these are water changes only, not filter changes or cleaning. Siphoning out half of the tank water and replacing it with conditioned fresh water, nothing more. This will not harm the bacteria as they colonize surfaces, not water.

Cleaning or removing the filter media could kill bacteria you are trying to establish. Just want to make that distinction. This may be the confusion you had over conflicting advice.

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Old 07-17-2010, 02:36 PM   #24
 
the water at 78F-83F is ok? I have 2 air stones in tank and my friend tell my 83F water is ok if i have lot of air in water.that is true???
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:38 PM   #25
 
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the water at 78F-83F is ok? I have 2 air stones in tank and my friend tell my 83F water is ok if i have lot of air in water.that is true???
thanks
First on the temp, why is it variable from 78 to 83? Your heater should be set to a specific temp, say 78F. If warmer weather causes the tank to heat further, no problem, that happens. But the heater should be consistent itself.

For the fish you have (and I can't verify, because your initial post is missing from this thread) 78F should be OK. The black moors will find this very warm though, and may not last long. [If your wife likes these fish, tell her to get another tank for them.] The others are OK at 78. I wouldn't have it normally higher [again, if that is due to weather, let it go].

The warmer the water the less oxygen is can hold. As the water temp rises, fish find it increasingly more difficult to respirate (breathe). Adding airstones moves the water and increases the interaction between water and air at the surface, which speeds up the gaseous exchange in which oxygen enters the water and CO2 (carbon dioxide) is driven off. So when tanks get warmer, airstones can be added to increase the oxygen and ease the stress on the fish. However, this is not to be used as a permanent measure, having the temp deliberately too warm then thinking airstones will compensate; they won't. The fish are "comfortable" within a given temperature range, and that should not normally be exceeded. Temporary hot weather is just that, temporary.

Some of your fish, like the neon tetra, will actually weaken and die from temperatures around 83F. They come from cooler mountain streams, and temperatures around 75-77 suit them. But at 78F they'll be fine. But not at 83F long-term.

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Old 07-18-2010, 08:26 PM   #26
 
i have problem whit my guppy male-i have him one month and hi was find and active but today he is only on top on tank (surface of water). i think his belly is bigger and he is not swimming.at morning he was fine-that start after water change i thing but i`m not sure.
you have any idea what is that? internal infection?
i have other guppy's and before they die the belly get bigger and bigger and they was swimming on top of water too.
i was doing water change and i use water conditioner, stress coat and nutrafin cycle.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:06 AM   #27
 
Hi i have swrordtail male and female.the female have big belly and male guppy is all time fallowing her.
she don`t have gravity spot and her belly was yesterday fine...
what is that?
Guppy is fallowing her all time...
yesterday she was fine-she have regular small belly...
and i don`t see gravity spot and her...
help...

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Old 07-24-2010, 01:38 PM   #28
 
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Can you post a photo? I'm not good on disease issues, but many others here are and should be able to offer advice if they see the fish.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:14 PM   #29
 
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Your tank has not cycled. That takes a while. You will lose fish if you your ammonia levels remain above 1.0. All you can do for this is water changes daily (if needed). Go buy a bunch (I mean a BUNCH) of Anachris (a plant) and throw them in there. You can plant or just let them float. This will remove ammonia rather quickly. I had the same problem and was advised to do this. I went from 1.0 ppm to 0.25 ppm in 2 days and to 0 ppm in another 2 days. Your tank is newer than mine and may take longer, but it will help tremendously. You must be patient. If you lose some fish, don't replace them until your tank has competed it's nitrogen cycle. When you have 0 ppm ammonia, 0 ppm nitrites and 5 or so ppm nitrates for 1 week, then SLOWLY add the fish you want back. Give them a week in between new additins to be sure your water quality stays consistant. Good luck.
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