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post #11 of 25 Old 08-22-2009, 07:48 AM
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[quote=Sensamelia;231331]Tank is at 78 almost 80 for they didnt give me a nitrite. :(

What kind of lfs wouldn't test for nitrites? Boggles the mind.

Hope your treatments work and you save your buddies. Keep us posted.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #12 of 25 Old 08-22-2009, 10:00 AM
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The store is correct about not mixing the meds and fixing the ick problem first.

However, I do not agree with only doing water changes once a week, not with ammonia being in the tank. Since you do not have a test kit, I would keep doing the daily 25% water changes. This will also help remove some of the ick at the same time.

I am glad that you removed the snails. Not sure why they would be slimy. Where they exposed to any of the ick meds?

If you have any fish sensitive to ick meds, you want to use it 1/2 dose. If your fish can tolerate 82 deg, higher temps will help remove the ick faster. Turn the air up, higher temps and the use of meds will depreciate the available oxygen.

Wonder why you are still getting readings for ammonia after three months. What size tank is this? What filter are you using? What and how many fish in the tank? What is your normal tank and filter maintenance routine?
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post #13 of 25 Old 08-22-2009, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Ya i took it there last nitrates are .5 and my ammoinia is at .25

My fish store is an independent store, not a big chain. They are called "Pisces pet empourium" check it out.

I have researched all of the PH and what levels my city is at on a monthly basis out of two different reseviors.

But my fish was a stiffy this morn. :( the rest are great though. I am treating for ick right now. day one last night.
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post #14 of 25 Old 08-22-2009, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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I am using a 20 gallon high with 4 now 3 cichlids, one sucker fish........5 guppies, and two snails who are removed......My filter is a......."Whisper" it was given to me, ut on the back it says its good for up to 40 gallons...

Well i got the fish in it two weeks ago, and i was cleaning the water 25% every second day.
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post #15 of 25 Old 08-22-2009, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Plecko is a golden nugget and he is a good three inches, bigger than the rest
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post #16 of 25 Old 08-22-2009, 03:14 PM
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I would recommend daily 25% water changes, until you can get the test kit and are able to monitor ammonia and nitrite levels.

Continue on with the ick treatment. You will want to keep using it for a few days after all visual signs of ick are gone.

The filter is where most of the good cycle bacteria grows, so be sure not to change out the filter media. If it is dirty, clean it in some of the tank water that was removed during the water change and place it back in the filter. Make the filter media last as long as possible, only change out when it is falling apart.
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post #17 of 25 Old 08-23-2009, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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the other three are turning out rather nicley. They seem happy, we are just on the 2nd treatment today. Ill see what i can do here, and post a pic.

as soon as i seperated my snails they started to reproduce.......wowsers. !

Im wondering now, once i test the levels regularley, how do i lower ammonia and nitrates? if i need to.
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post #18 of 25 Old 08-23-2009, 11:09 PM
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Glad to hear the fish are getting better!

Water changes will lower your ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates.
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post #19 of 25 Old 08-24-2009, 09:28 AM
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Agree with prior advice, would just add that you need to find the source of the ammonia. As one of the previous replys mentioned, after 4 months there should be no ammonia unless there is a significant problem. Have you tested your tap water for ammonia? Some municipal water supplies have ammonia in the tap water (one member had something like 5 or 6 ammonia in the water out of the tap), and if that is the case, a water conditioner like Prime that detoxifies ammonia as well as removing chlorine, etc would solve the problem.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

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 #20 of 25 Old 08-24-2009, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ya i still am sure that i have great fish personel. They are great, u guys should look them up, just for the sake of it Pisces pet emporium. ;) Fishies are doing GREAT......just trying to figure out this posting a pic stuff, i know how to add them to my profile, just figuring out the "URL" stuff.
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