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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 #541 of 1118 Old 11-14-2012, 07:06 PM
are you raising your temperature up at all? I heard it speeds the cycle up and get the ich out quicker

I also have a uv sterilizer for that reason when I put my 120 gallon together the big hold up was tryiing to hook up our uv sterilizer it was a nightmare but glad I have it now
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post #542 of 1118 Old 11-14-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
I have raised my temperature to 27 C, around 80 F.

This is up from the 25 I usually keep it. The temp is still rising gradually.


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post #543 of 1118 Old 11-15-2012, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
Well, we had no fish deaths last night. All fish accounted for this morning. Still no sign of ick on the congo tetras. The ick on the Balas hasn't gotten any worse, still just a couple of spots.

Jodie wants to set up a 10 gallon tank with a pair of hermit crabs. I'll have to read up on them. We have an empty 10 gallon and they have hermit crabs at our LFS.


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Hey guys... how is the count this morning? How are things?
I've been thinking..... in light of the amount of money in gas alone you have spent, I personally think, and I know members will agree with me, the next $50 bucks goes to a testing kit of your own. It's not hard to do, just counting the number of drops added to the tubes and shaking the bottles/tubes. And I highly advise if you are not already doing it to keep a little calender by this tank or each tank. A journal of additions/changes/purchases/costs and losses. There are logs in here too but I have not used them... when I'm working on my tanks I'm not signed on here. And I'm more hands on and visual in how I work, not the teki sort. (I am a Treki tho, lol)

Let us know if you do make the move to self monitoring the numbers, there are some tips you need. JB
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Good to hear there was no deaths this am...You should get Firebelly Newts.They are so cute.We just got them in where I work.One of the workers put them in with the Albino clawed frogs...Duh!One of the frogs ate off one of the Newts legs..I moved them real quick
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post #546 of 1118 Old 11-15-2012, 09:23 AM
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API test kits are around $20 online compared to $30-32 in stores
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post #547 of 1118 Old 11-15-2012, 09:56 AM
so glad the congos are still ok and you have not lost any fish. at least one good morning is always great!
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post #548 of 1118 Old 11-15-2012, 10:10 AM
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API test kits are around $20 online compared to $30-32 in stores
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That's good to know... but we also have HST at 13% on EVERYTHING!!! Grrrrrr! and then shipping. Maybe if you are ordering other stuff too to save the shipping if you meet the minimums. Wonder what petsandponds.com up in Orillia charge.
CF, you and I were posting at the same time this morning so my question looks silly!
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post #549 of 1118 Old 11-15-2012, 10:17 AM
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EBay and Amazon have free shipping sometimes
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post #550 of 1118 Old 11-15-2012, 10:32 AM
I bought mine on eBay for 22 free ship
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