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post #11 of 12 Old 07-20-2011, 10:37 AM
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Great! Thanks for all the help Byron. I'm gonna run some experiments on my tap water tonight and try to figure out what might have happened, but I did think of one possibility... when I bought the gouramis from the pet store they wrote the price on the outside of the bag in permanent marker, and I floated the bags in my tank for several hours without thinking about it, could that be the cause?
I doubt it. That is common, many times I've done the same.

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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 you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re 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 #12 of 12 Old 07-22-2011, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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I confirmed that it was the amqual that poisoned the water. I tested my tap water and it was ammonia free, then boiled some water and let it sit for a couple hours still ammonia free, then I added the amqual and waited a couple hours and it tested positive... at least I found out now before I killed the whole tank
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