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Old 10-10-2013, 10:00 AM   #31
 
Same here! I wish I knew just so that I can assure it NEVER happens again. We love our fish and plants soooo much!
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:02 AM   #32
 
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Yeah, I hear ya. . . stories like yours really frighten me. I wish we had found some logical solid reason behind it, too. Hopefully it'll never happen again, regardless of the why.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:14 PM   #33
 
I had the same thing happen with only a 3 gallon water change in my 30 gallon tank.

The municipal water supplies are recently switching over to Chloramine, (Chlorine and Ammonia). Kills fish and probably will reduce the surplus population of humans also.

Sometimes, these guys are really adding a strong amount to the water! Where I live you can smell the stuff when they add a bunch to the water.

Age your water before adding it to the tank.

I know this sounds crazy, but back when I was young they never did water changes. We had 6 tanks, doing super, (the black skirt tetras lived for 8 years), with just adding water due to evaporation. Sure we would clean the gravel, but we never did a water change in 8 years. It was the old-fashioned side filters carbon and floss with a "silent giant" pump. Not only that, but the "Innes" idea back then we kept a whole bunch of fish in the tanks without any trouble.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:58 PM   #34
 
Same here, we had a bunch of 55g growing up amd I don't treatment my dad doing water changes. Just cleaning the gravel and glass amd adding water....I swear we had the same fish and plants forever! I do smell more chlorine in our water...even though they deny it
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:33 PM   #35
 
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Aging tap water with chloramine in it can take weeks before the chloamines are out naturally. Lots of sunlight or UV light will help speed it up through.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:57 PM   #36
 
Right, I am adding chemicals to remove the chloramine before starting the process. I forgot to mention that. Ammonia added to the Chlorine makes the Chlorine last longer.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #37
 
Update***
Plants are all thriving!! Turned this tank into a Guppy tank with all of our own fish raised from fry. They all seem to be doing great as well!
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:17 AM   #38
 
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Hey you! Thanks for the update! Glad to hear things are growing well in there! ^__^
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