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Old 02-07-2007, 03:18 AM   #11
 
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Hi Che.

Pls avoid the use of pH adjusting chemicals.:) There's no need to fiddle with it unless necessary.:) pH adjusting chemicals are quite harmful and once the effects are gone, the pH has a tendency to swing back to its usual level. 7.2 is not going to harm any of your fish at all. Neither is it too high even for guppies and most catfish.

Have you added any established gravel, filter media or decors? If not, you have to do it to allow the bacteria to start the cycling of the tank.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:59 AM   #12
 
Blue,

I appreciate your feedback and not your comments on the PH. I am new to this hobby and are treading carfully.

Last thing I want is my young son's first fish to die and being 4 he is impatient.

Unfortunately everything I have put in the tank is new including gravel.

All I have done was as suggested was add a little fish food to the tank which I have only done once soon after the tank had cleared.

Maybe I should see if the shop can give me some established media, wouldn't the plant so this though in a small way.

Is the suggestion to wait on the fish??

Thanks
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:34 AM   #13
 
Blue,

PLease understand

"I appreciate your feedback and not your comments on the PH"

was to read

"I appreciate your feedback and note your comments on the PH"

Che
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:37 AM   #14
 
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We should have done it in pm. That's ok.:)

Seems you're doing well with everything.:) Try to ask your lfs' established filter media. It will certainly speed up the cycling process. Make sure when adding your fish that the ammonia and nitrites are zero.:)

Good luck.
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:12 AM   #15
 
Thanks Mate,

I am in Melbourne Aus so here it is 10pm in the evening, I am trying to get some late night work done.. I assume you are in the a states by the time.

I want to get there over one day but not for the moment.

Keep you posted on progress.

Cheers
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