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post #31 of 38 Old 09-22-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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I meant to say above that I read that you should NOT put salt into it. So no salt has been added and I do not plan to add any. Just clarifying the statement above...
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post #32 of 38 Old 09-22-2010, 08:38 PM
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I meant to say above that I read that you should NOT put salt into it. So no salt has been added and I do not plan to add any. Just clarifying the statement above...
Great, I actually thought that might be the case...but mentioned it just in case, as I didn't want you running into real trouble.

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post #33 of 38 Old 09-22-2010, 09:51 PM
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Thank you everyone for your help. I have one question. I was getting ready to re-do the test for nitrates. I re-read the instructions. My kit says the test is for a freshwater aquarium with salt added. I haven't put any salt in our aquarium. Could the lack of salt skew the results? Do I need another nitrate kit or what would you recommend?


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Hi Suzanne and welcome to the forum. When testing for nitrates, shake the bejeesus out of bottle number two before adding the 10 drops to the test tube and then shake the bejeesus out of the tube again for a minimum of one minute (preferably two minutes if your arm can take it). If you still have a yellow reading, you don't have nitrates yet.

Are you having fun yet? Don't worry, the cycling is the only frustrating part of having a beautiful tank. Once you're there, weekly maintenance and water changes will be enough unless something happens to throw off your tank.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #34 of 38 Old 09-23-2010, 04:22 AM
btw i just wanted to ask.is your water always filled with a lot of floating debris?? mine has been like that for the last few weeks. my cory's were responsible for it. i removed all of them and now my tank has been spotless since last night

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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btw i just wanted to ask.is your water always filled with a lot of floating debris?? mine has been like that for the last few weeks. my cory's were responsible for it. i removed all of them and now my tank has been spotless since last night
I have never had this issue, not with corys or any bottom fish, and I have plenty of them. At feeding time, in the morning, when they are all over-active I do notice it a bit, but not such that it is problematic. And during the rest of the day and night, never.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #36 of 38 Old 09-23-2010, 11:03 AM
well mine kept digging up the fert soil under the gravel. i have 15 of them.. they created a hell of a mess in the tank.esp in the front area thats not covered with pebbles.they are well fed.over fed even. i keep live blood worms in the tank for the bumblebees and sometimes their messy eating will result in worms in the subtrate.so they dig until it's lightouts in the tank.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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well mine kept digging up the fert soil under the gravel. i have 15 of them.. they created a hell of a mess in the tank.esp in the front area thats not covered with pebbles.they are well fed.over fed even. i keep live blood worms in the tank for the bumblebees and sometimes their messy eating will result in worms in the subtrate.so they dig until it's lightouts in the tank.
That explains it. Live worms (I used to feed these once or twice a week) will cause substrate feeders to root deep in the substrate. And having soil makes it far worse. One of the reasons I do not advocate soil.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #38 of 38 Old 09-23-2010, 01:16 PM
yeah.. i should have thought about it before getting them as bumblebees feed exclusively on live bloodworms

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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