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View Poll Results: If I had a 220 Gallon Aquarium, I would stock....
Cichlids. Duh. 34 30.36%
It would be Saltwater. That's how I roll. 11 9.82%
Bala Sharks 14 12.50%
Tinfoil Barbs 6 5.36%
1 Male Betta 6 5.36%
100 Neon Tetras 23 20.54%
Rainbowfish 13 11.61%
Goldfish 4 3.57%
Other - Please elaborate in a comment in the thread. 22 19.64%
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post #511 of 1118 Old 11-13-2012, 01:41 PM
oh no! i am so sorry canadian! maybe removing your carbon just to be safe. that way you know that it is not interfering.
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post #512 of 1118 Old 11-13-2012, 02:01 PM
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D: Oh my gosh, Matt! I'm so sorry for this latest development. I really really hope the balas don't succumb to ich, too. Please keep us updated. Wishing you the best!
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post #513 of 1118 Old 11-13-2012, 02:13 PM
Fingers crossed your Balas are ok
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post #514 of 1118 Old 11-13-2012, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
My concern with the medication was that it might be under dosed, and not killing the ich. I got my copper tested today and it was lower than I would have expected. The medicine calls for .25 ppm in freshwater and I was lower than that. So I added another dose when I got home.

The water in the dwarf puffer tank showed no trace of ammonia or nitrites, so I guess the media from the established tank worked. The are entertaining fish.

Edit: Didn't see the messages on this page.

Thanks guys. I am not super happy some of the Balas are showing spots. I removed the carbon from my aquaclear and added another dose. I am going to go in Thursday and test my copper. If it is still low I'll take apart the canister and remove the carbon from there. As some of you know I had disastrous results the last time I messed with the canister.



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post #515 of 1118 Old 11-13-2012, 02:26 PM
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sorry about the ich and the losses. I do miss a lot...
I agree: wait until the ich passes and give it time to settle...

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post #516 of 1118 Old 11-13-2012, 09:37 PM
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A natural looking tank is so beautiful looking if done right. I have that log in your big tank lol.
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post #517 of 1118 Old 11-14-2012, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
Found a dead Bala this morning. This surprised me because they just started showing spots yesterday and they only have a couple, not covered like the clowns were.

Things are not looking good in the 220 Gallon Tank of Death. We're pretty discouraged.


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post #518 of 1118 Old 11-14-2012, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
Another dead Bala. Again, barely showing signs of Ick. My "dream" aquarium is turning into my nightmare aquarium.

Those poor Balas were beautiful fish, they got along with everyone in my 55 gallon silver dollar tank, were always active and never shied away from the glass when I approached.

I've got an appointment this afternoon and afterwards I'm going to try and get to the LFS to test the copper levels in my water.

God help me, my Congos are probably next.


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post #519 of 1118 Old 11-14-2012, 11:48 AM
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Found a dead Bala this morning. This surprised me because they just started showing spots yesterday and they only have a couple, not covered like the clowns were.

Things are not looking good in the 220 Gallon Tank of Death. We're pretty discouraged.
oh no! i am sorry that your tank is turning out this way. don't be to discouraged. we are here for support

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post #520 of 1118 Old 11-14-2012, 12:37 PM
Oh so sorry to hear this are there any clowns left alive?
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