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JackBauer 02-21-2007 06:43 PM

Did my first partial water change...
 
So I'm pretty new to this. We just got set up 8 days ago. Anyways, my wife and I are both students, and it's been pretty crazy dealing with the kids too, and I TOTALLY forgot about doing a partial water change.

We went in to the LFS today with some water and they checked and she said my ammonia (I think that is what it was) was more than 2ppm, which apparently isn't good. The girl working suggested I do a partial water change each day for the next 4 days so I can bring that down quickly.

Does that sound like a good idea? Or is that too much? I did my first one today.

Lupin 02-21-2007 06:49 PM

She gave you a good advice.:) 10-15% will do it.:)

musho3210 02-21-2007 07:04 PM

wow nice, an lfs that tell you the truth, most lfs test your water behind the "staff only" door and come out saying, yep your water is good, and nothing else. Seems like a trustworthy lfs. Just cut down the feeding to once every two days and do like blue said 10-15% water changes daily, vaccum the gravel once every 3 days so you wont disturb the bacteria too much

JackBauer 02-21-2007 08:02 PM

Since you responded to my first post here, I thought I'd let you know what they said about the giant danios.

The girl today that told me this was from the same store, but not the same person who sold me the fish. I did talk to the owner about what some of you guys said about the giant danios. He said he personally thought it would be fine, and before I made the decision to return them, he at least wanted me to try it out and see what I thought. He said in a few months, if I am still concerned, just get rid of them or return them.

Thanks for responding to this!

musho3210 02-21-2007 08:17 PM

chances are he doesnt want you to return them now so your warranty will be void when you return them later and you wont get your money back

herefishy 02-21-2007 08:19 PM

Keep'em and use them as a dither fish.

JackBauer 02-21-2007 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herefishy
Keep'em and use them as a dither fish.

What in the world does this mean?

JackBauer 02-21-2007 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by musho3210
chances are he doesnt want you to return them now so your warranty will be void when you return them later and you wont get your money back

Hopefully this isn't the case :-(

Nanoguy 02-21-2007 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JackBauer
Quote:

Originally Posted by herefishy
Keep'em and use them as a dither fish.

What in the world does this mean?

A dither fish is sort of a "target" fish to draw agression away from other fish in your tank.

Lupin 02-21-2007 09:33 PM

Not in the 29 gallons anyway.:) Giant danios will be happier in a larger(longer perhaps) tank.:) There are other good options particularly hatchetfish and pearl danios.


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