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post #21 of 45 Old 09-16-2006, 08:11 PM
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lol im such a div.is this coral???



if my ph is to high how do i lower it with out more chemicals,is there a natural way
Looks more like limestone. Not a problem if you're planning to keep fish which thrive better in hard than soft water.
Have you make a list of fish you're planning to keep?

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post #22 of 45 Old 09-16-2006, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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not yet i ill have tomorrow.im looking around at the min.I live in nottingham england so theres loads of shops to look round
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post #23 of 45 Old 09-28-2006, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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ok bought a few tetras and a red clawed crab...on friday evening the crab today looks un well so i tetsed the water and to my horrer.

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amonia 0.4 mg/l
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nitrate 75mg/l

i need to correct this as best as poss or i think crabs gonna die
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post #24 of 45 Old 09-28-2006, 09:23 AM
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Hi predator. From what information I can find, it seems that the red clawed crab is not truely a freshwater crab and should be kept in brackish water.

I would suggest that you return the crab to where you got him ASAP, and perform an immediate water change of around 50 percent for now.

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post #25 of 45 Old 09-28-2006, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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i was sold it as a freash water???? they said however that it had to be cept in higher ph water
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post #26 of 45 Old 09-28-2006, 09:28 AM
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If I were you I would still return it. Your tank is not cycled and tetras are not the hardiest of fish either.

Do you have anything else in the tank at the moment, besides the tetras and the crab?

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post #27 of 45 Old 09-28-2006, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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i was sold it as a freash water???? they said however that it had to be cept in higher ph water
Maybe you were, but I'd return it, your stats are all wrong you ned to start again, or at least get it settled, get something a bit hardy. And give it time.
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post #29 of 45 Old 09-28-2006, 10:07 AM
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You can cycle your water a lot quicker if you do a fishless cycle using bacteria from an old tank. You can either ask somebody you know to let you have some of his old filter media, or alternately beg them to put your filter in their tank for a few days before returning it to yours, beneficial bacteria should have built up. A tank cycled in this way takes less than a week to go through its whole cycle. Incidently neons prefer aged water, i wouldn't get them as first fish. Good luck.

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post #30 of 45 Old 09-28-2006, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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blooming plonkers fancy selling me the wrong animal im gutted i think its gonna die to be honest,all movements stopping and it moves a claw every minute or so.shame beautiful little thing

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