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post #11 of 58 Old 04-29-2009, 02:10 AM
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Were it me, (and it ain't) I would indeed purchase the test kit. API freshwater master kit is used by many. I would not use any chemicals or tablets or pH adjusters. I would only use dechlorinator such as PRIME or AMQUEL+ and tapwater during water changes ,and I would perform these water changes once a week or whenever ammonia or nitrites were above .25 according to the test results from afore mentioned test kit. You are seeking a stable enviornment for your fish and this is easier to achieve without the assorted chemicals or tonics added to this environment. Ammonia,and nitrites kill many fish but these can be controlled through water changes and by not over feeding or overstocking.Live bearers and goldfish actually prefer slightly alkaline to hard water so your pH would be fine for these fish as well as most others with the exception of fish like cardinal tetras who prefer soft water as do some other fish. Always easier to keep fish that do well with the water that you have readily available (tap) as opposed to trying to adjust the water to suit the fish.Always easier to raise the pH than lower it but with the pH you posted,, there are few fish that you couldn't keep. Everything added to the tank or water, affects the chemistry of the water and makes it more difficult to maintain a STABLE enviornment. The simpler ,,the better.Get the PRIME or AMQUEL+ And the TESTKIT.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #12 of 58 Old 04-29-2009, 02:16 AM
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^^ +1 :)
although you've not been around the hobby for a while,i think
it's like riding a bike,a little wobble here and there,then you're off
like a rocket.
you'll do fine,i know it.
:)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #13 of 58 Old 04-29-2009, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much for all the advice, it is greatly appreciated.
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post #14 of 58 Old 05-01-2009, 08:18 PM
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You have nice guppies :]. I have 2 spotted cory catfish, 1 male two tailed male guppy, 1 male purple fancy guppy, 2 sunrise-ish colored female guppies. Hope your fishes are doing well ! Mine are. I bought guppies, because my betta died a month ago.

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post #15 of 58 Old 05-01-2009, 08:39 PM
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there they are :]

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post #16 of 58 Old 05-02-2009, 03:04 AM
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they really are lovely colours :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #17 of 58 Old 05-02-2009, 11:07 AM
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Thankypou willow =] today I found out my 2 female sunrise guppies are pregnant. The anus looked different than before. How are your guppies doing Herky?

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post #18 of 58 Old 05-02-2009, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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They are all doing fine now...just moved the babies over to another tank so they can swim around. cute little buggers.
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post #19 of 58 Old 05-02-2009, 12:10 PM
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c0000l! cAn't wait till my fry get b0rn! Good lUck.. my last fry got eaten before i moved them =[ but its okee.

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post #20 of 58 Old 05-02-2009, 12:27 PM
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Love your guppies nice variety. colors are great.
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