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Hello everyone, I'm back!
Old 05-15-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I'm back!

Hello everyone. I don't know if anyone here remembers me but I was pretty active last summer. I had absolutely NO time to come on during my school year, it's been extremely hectic. Anyway, school will be ending soon and I can't wait to get back to a summer of fish! I did get a job, but I'll hopefully have enough time to come on here regularly.

So here's my situation.
The 30 gallon is still up and running, but it's numbers are dwindling.
All it has now is:
- 1 Dojo Loach
- 1 Golden Gourami
- 3 Black Tetras
- 1 Neon Tetra

Sadly, all the other fish died off. Some were pretty old and I had gotten them from my friend. My tank looks like trash, My once-amazing amazon sword plant is dying, no idea why. I can't control the Java Moss, it's just swaying.

My 10 gallon endeavor failed, I had to get rid of my favorite fish, the dwarf puffers

So I was wondering if anyone could help me with a few things;

- What fish should I add to the 30 gallon?
- Any way to save my amazon sword and what should I do with the moss?
- I have an empty 10 gallon tank now, and now is about the time I should start cycling it, what's the best way for me to do it?
- Once the 10 gallon is ready, what should I do with it? I was thinking
A. Crayfish
B. Dwarf Frogs
C. Small, bright-colored community tank.
D. Retry with Dwarf Puffers

Any help is greatly appreciated! Hoping to see some friendly faces!
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:39 PM   #2
 
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Of course we remember you, welcome back! Hopefully you'll get your tanks back to beautiful with all the advice I know you're going to get. Everyone here is always so helpful!
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:56 PM   #3
 
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Well we have to know your water parameters, your temperature, etc.

When you say the amazon sword is dying what do you mean?
Soggy? Yellow? Brown? Full of holes?

What kind of light are you using?
(Bulbs have to be replaced every 3-8 months)

One of the first things to do is build your tetra species up so you have at LEAST 6 of each species.
(preferably more)

Sorry, I forgot. See if loaches are social- if you get two more of those.

You say the tank looks like trash- do you mean detritus? algae?

I see no reason to throw the moss away- out of control is what java moss is supposed to do.

Divide the clumps into more managable pieces, and tie them down seperately.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:51 PM   #4
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I also forgot about the 3 Albino Corys and my 2 other corys.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:23 PM   #5
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Well we have to know your water parameters, your temperature, etc.

When you say the amazon sword is dying what do you mean?
Soggy? Yellow? Brown? Full of holes?

What kind of light are you using?
(Bulbs have to be replaced every 3-8 months)

One of the first things to do is build your tetra species up so you have at LEAST 6 of each species.
(preferably more)

Sorry, I forgot. See if loaches are social- if you get two more of those.

You say the tank looks like trash- do you mean detritus? algae?

I see no reason to throw the moss away- out of control is what java moss is supposed to do.

Divide the clumps into more managable pieces, and tie them down seperately.

Ammonia - Looks closest to 0, Maximum 0.2
Nitrite- 0
pH- About 7.0
sorry I don't have a nitrate test kit
Well, the sword is a yellow green and the leaves look, I guess soggy? There are a few holes too.
When I said the tank looked trashy I just meant the moss is everywhere and the amazon makes it look bad.

Thanks for the advice!
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:39 PM   #6
 
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[quote=redchigh;384548
Sorry, I forgot. See if loaches are social- if you get two more of those.
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Dojo loaches are one of the few loaches that are best kept as single specimens as they aren't social with members of their own kind.
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