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Old 08-21-2010, 09:58 AM   #11
 
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Yea that cat is amazing!!!! Good luck with everything
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:58 AM   #12
 
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Thanks 1077 , and everyone!
I did do a 20 % water change eary this morning . added the amquel+ to the new water before adding to the tank. I am only feeding once a day small amounts. I will feed every other day until I get this little problem under control and I can get to the pet store to get a test kit. I also just ordered a
Penguin 350B Power Filter online and should be here next week.

I do have another question..... I am to continue adding the amquel with every water change correct ? should I just add the amount for the new water or for the whole 50 gal aquarium
say for example..... 1 tes for 10 gallons I take out or 5 tes per 50 gallons whole tank ?

My fish do seem to be ok for now. eating good , not gasping for air or any changes to the body.

p.S. My hubby likes the cat so I guess he has to stay.lol

again thanks for the help, Karrie
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:08 AM   #13
 
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They are also called feather fin squeaker.hehehe i was looking for one but they aren't in stock here.i used to keep 2 in my angel tank.no aggression but they did have a huge sunken ship wreck to play in.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:20 AM   #14
 
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I do have another question..... I am to continue adding the amquel with every water change correct ? should I just add the amount for the new water or for the whole 50 gal aquarium
say for example..... 1 tes for 10 gallons I take out or 5 tes per 50 gallons whole tank ?

p.S. My hubby likes the cat so I guess he has to stay.lol
When I do my water changes I always add Prime in the amount for total gallons of the tank. In my mind, better safe than sorry. However, I do 50% water changes weekly.

I'm glad you're keeping the cat. He's an awesome fish and I promise, he'll grow on you. Your hubby has good taste.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:37 AM   #15
 
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Thanks 1077 , and everyone!
I did do a 20 % water change eary this morning . added the amquel+ to the new water before adding to the tank. I am only feeding once a day small amounts. I will feed every other day until I get this little problem under control and I can get to the pet store to get a test kit. I also just ordered a Penguin 350B Power Filter online and should be here next week.

I do have another question..... I am to continue adding the amquel with every water change correct ? should I just add the amount for the new water or for the whole 50 gal aquarium
say for example..... 1 tes for 10 gallons I take out or 5 tes per 50 gallons whole tank ?

My fish do seem to be ok for now. eating good , not gasping for air or any changes to the body.

p.S. My hubby likes the cat so I guess he has to stay.lol

again thanks for the help, Karrie

I always add enough dechlorinator to treat the whole tank, but I also perform 50 percent water changes.
When you get the new filter..I would (a) run both filters in the tank until the tank has cyled, or(b) remove filter material from the old filter and place it in the new filter to help transfer any good bacteria from the old filter to the new one.
Otherwise you will be starting from scratch with new filter and it will take a little longer,perhaps a couple weeks longer.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:25 AM   #16
 
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if you feel the catfish is boring give him something to hide in and you'll see he likes swimming upside down =)
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:34 AM   #17
 
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He does have something to hide in and the water is starting to become less cloudy. Here is a pretty good picture of the cat!~

Once I get the tank all clear and everything going good, I do want to add more plants and a few more fish....any recommendations?
I think I want to stay with artificial plants or maybe a few real . Not sure as to what kind of live plants to use also. I took the background off that I had, it seemed to be way to dark. I would like a lighter background to bring out some colors of the tank.

Thanks !
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:13 AM   #18
 
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heres mine.i had 2 in the same tank.put a huge sunken hollow ship in there for them to play.had a few angels in there too.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:34 AM   #19
 
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I think it is funny that so many of us have that same log decoration. Here it is in my tank.

I think you would be quite happy with the look of a few real plants in your tank. So much so, that you might change them over completely. They give the tank such a natural, peaceful look. It helps with the cycle process as well. In fact, I have been told that when you start a new tank, if you add several real plants, you can add a few fish right away. The real plants help to use up the Ammonia and Nitrite so the water is better quality for the fish.

At first, it seemed difficult and like too much work but for me, I am so glad I took the plunge. You could start with a few very easy plants like the Amazon Sword. That is the one with the very large leaves in the middle of my tank.
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:41 PM   #20
 
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inga your tanks looking good a far cry from last time.im guessing the gardeners were fired =)
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