11-15-2011, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Kara1979
Oh yes I do have an air bubbler. I did a huge water change today and used the Coppersafe as you suggested. I found a really small pet store close by and they carried it so that is what I am going to use from now on plus I dont have to take out my carbon filter or treat more than once!! So much easier on the money. I think I have done everything for the most part everyone has suggested so hofully it will work!! I tested my water before the change and it really really good except for Ammonia!!! So im pretty please for that! I treated for the Ammonia as well and they all see to be preking up. I think maybe I might be feeding to much which is cause the Ammonia to go up is that possible?? I dont think I have to many fish in there...I have 4 Mollies full grown, 5 guppies full grown, 4 tetra full grown, plus my 2 alge eaters I have yet to rehome all in a 30 gal tank. Is that to many??
You're at the limit for your tank, for now. Like I said, the pleco will easily outgrow a 30 gallon, and the rule of thumb is usually 1 inch per gallon. (If I'm wrong, byron will correct me, haha) As far as feeding, that amount of fish only need 1 pinch full of flakes, enough to slightly sprinkle across the tank. i say that because that's how I feed mine, once in the morning, once at night (i also have fry in my tank too, and to grow they need extra food. When you feed, watch to see how much your fish eat. If they hurriedly eat everything within 1-2 minutes, and you think for some reason some fish missed out, it's ok to go with another small-SMALL pinch. Overfeeding is one of the most common causes of ammonia spikes.
If for any reason that store stops carrying Coppersafe, always go with a liquid. I don't trust the fizz tabs at all.