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Old 01-05-2012, 09:30 PM   #11
 
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Thank you very much nubster. That is an amazing price for the master test kit, 12 dollars cheaper then pet smarts online.

Geomancer I no longer have any of these fish. They all died sadly. What I thinking about going with is some cory cats and zebra danios, or neon tetras. As for the chemicals the only thing I use right now is I put 3 teaspoons of aquarium salt(to get it conditioned and help with stress when fish get put in) and the right amount of aqua safe( water declorinater and conditioner) and start-zyme(live bactira blend to atleast try and help cycle) and i have left alone since then except 3-4 flakes every 12 hours.

Another question does a aquarium light make the water look kinda dusty on top or what? I don't have the class piece that goes between hood and light (second hand pretty bad looking aquarium). I know this is bad for water evaporation, but its what i got again. Or is this something wrong with the water is it dust or what? Also i can only see it when i look from the botom of tank up to light not from top down??
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #12
 
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It's a film that forms...it's pretty common and caused by decaying organic matter in the tank, in your case the fish food.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:58 PM   #13
 
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so this is not a bad thing?
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #14
 
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Okay so i got ammonia today , its a surfine product ingridiants say ammoniom-hydroxide(contains no phosphorus). when i shake it it only bubbles like water and is back to normal within 3 seconds. Does this sound good. i paid 95cents for 32 fl. oz.
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:12 PM   #15
 
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Sounds ok. I think it's usually on the label if it contains surfactant but I can't be 100%.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #16
 
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okay well label does not list anything and i heard as long as it dont foam its okay
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #17
 
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Another question but this is acutally about the forums here .. is it okay since this is the fresh water aquarium thread to talk about what kind fish and equipment as long as i dont vere off to much on plants and other stuff that is totally off subject ??
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:53 PM   #18
 
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so guy's and gals guess what i got my api master test kit today and my pure ammonia the other day so i guess its on to cycling..what should my next step be
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:25 PM   #19
 
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I need help cycling i have api test kit , and ammonia ?
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:40 PM   #20
 
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I haven't tried doing a fishless cycle before so I can't offer much advice.

I would read this sticky that is at the top of the forum.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/

It talks about doing a cycle using pure Ammonia (you can not have any fish with this method until the cycle is complete).
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