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post #31 of 39 Old 05-30-2011, 11:48 AM
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Very nice. Give them time to settle in, they should be fine.

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post #32 of 39 Old 05-30-2011, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Byron and Scarlett.

I made a video, from the iphone, so it's nothing spectacular. Sorry for the rambly commentary lol!

Experienced folks, please look carefully at the fishes and tell me if you see anything amiss. This is 72 hours in.

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Thanks Byron and Scarlett.

I made a video, from the iphone, so it's nothing spectacular. Sorry for the rambly commentary lol!

Experienced folks, please look carefully at the fishes and tell me if you see anything amiss. This is 72 hours in.

YouTube - ‪My aquarium - Pleco, Blue Rams, Red Tail Shark‬‏
Behaviours are fairly normal for the species, males will always exert their dominance, females live with it.

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post #34 of 39 Old 05-31-2011, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Update! Things are going great! I've never seen such a scramble today at feeding time! My god they can move when they want to!

Water readings (something strange)...

pH = still between 7.5 and 8
Ammonia = 0.03 still...is that normal? It isn't going up...but...I got nitrites and nitrates today!
Nitrites = trace
Nitrates = trace

Is it normal to have both so soon, and no change in ammonia? Bear in mind I've been using this nitrivec product from sera (though in much smaller doses than recommended).
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post #35 of 39 Old 06-01-2011, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Water readings today identical to yesterday
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post #36 of 39 Old 06-01-2011, 01:46 PM
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keep up on the w/cs and they should be ok.

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post #37 of 39 Old 06-01-2011, 02:47 PM
Just read through this post, that is a beautiful tank. I didnt see anyone else suggest this, but when you had a uncycled tank w/ fish in it, you could have considered live plants. Not sure if you want to go that route, but they help absorb ammonia and mitigate the effects of a cycle. Just a little tip in case you want to give that a try for the 55g.

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post #38 of 39 Old 06-01-2011, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Just read through this post, that is a beautiful tank. I didnt see anyone else suggest this, but when you had a uncycled tank w/ fish in it, you could have considered live plants. Not sure if you want to go that route, but they help absorb ammonia and mitigate the effects of a cycle. Just a little tip in case you want to give that a try for the 55g.

Good luck!
Thanks v much :) I'll definitely consider planting the 55.
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post #39 of 39 Old 06-02-2011, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Readings the same again today, Ammonia's gone down a touch if anything.
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