11-11-2011, 07:57 AM
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My fresh water fish have MAJOR issues(many)
Ok I am having several issues with my tank. I am a new tank owner only had them 2 wks. They either keep dieing or are acting strange. I have Mollies, Guppies, tetra, and 2 small algy eaters. I have a 30 gal tank, I treat the water with conditioner and a little auqm salt. I do partial water changes 2 times a wk right now sense im having so many probs right now but only doing about a 20% change. I have had SEVERAL Guppies die and my Mollies are shaking, darting, swimming up right and rubbing on things. I have finally gotten the stuff needed to test the water and here are my readings....Nitrate 20, Nitrite 0, Hardness 150, Alkalinty 180, PH 8.4. I have put in a PH lower which has now gotten it down to about 7.6. I have also put a pariste medication in it so at this time i dont not have my filter in it. The parisite meds seem to be helping its been 48 hrs and I dont beleive I have seen them rubbing on anything or swimming up right any more so hoppfully that prob is gone. However my guppies still seem to be dieing, not really swimming much, when i turn on the light in the mornings they are either laying on the bottom or just floating in a conner. They just dont seem to be acting normal. Is there something I am doing wrong??? I there something I need to add to the water? I just want a happy tank!! Please help me!!