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10 Gallon Fresh Water Advice?
I have had my 10 gallon, fresh water tank for approximately a year now, but it seems that no matter what measures I take I am plagued by disease. I understand this is generally a sign of a water quality problem, but I've tested the water myself, as well as brought it to fish stores, and everything SEEMS to be fine.
I have an ammonia & pH test kit, but have had the nitrites/nitrates tested at fish stores during times of problems and there never seems to be a problem. I am particularly determined to find the problem SOON, so anyy advice on what i'm doing wrong is greatly appreciated.
My filter is "Aqua-Tech Power Filter" and i change the filter cartridges approximately every four weeks. I've been using "API Stress Coat+" to get rid of the chlorine, though I don't have a test kit for it, i imagine it does it's job. I also add some salt, since my tank has only mollies. I keep the temperature at 78F, there are no live plants, little algae, plenty of plastic plants and places to hide.
I don't mess with the pH, because I tried it once a long time ago and it just reverts back to normal in like a day. I suppose I would have to buffer it, but I read online it's best just to not mess with it. Therefore, my pH remains at aprox 7-8. I live on Long Island, which I believe has relatively soft water. When I clean the tank I usually try to do it once every two weeks, and really try to get the stuff out of hte gravel as much as possible.
I guess thats about it. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?? :-?
What kind of disease are you talking about?
Oh, well right now it seems my molly has fin rot. So i'm treating it with maracyn-tc.
Also those blue filters have charcoal in them so you will need to remove it while treating the fish with meds.
I thought that you were supposed to replace it because the activated carbon gets old.
Just cut a slit in the cartridge and dump the old carbon out.
Also that white filter ain't the best in the world (can you tell I have one of these filters). I took one from an AquaClear 20 and sliced it in half and it fit perfectly and it's a much better quality filter, cheap too.
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