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fishwatcher2010 09-19-2010 11:30 PM

hi all.. this has been a very helpful site for me to start out on

badxgillen 09-20-2010 12:32 AM

glad to hear that...hope you get the info you need from this site...its one of the few good ones...ADIOS...

tanker 09-20-2010 02:16 AM

Welcome to the forum.

Romad 09-20-2010 04:22 AM

Hello and welcome :wave:

Have you started setting something up yet?

beachcire 09-20-2010 06:23 AM

Welcome to the forum. What tank(s) do you have or are you still in the planning stages?

aunt kymmie 09-20-2010 10:24 AM

Welcome to TFK and to this wonderful hobby we all share. Will be interested in hearing your plans and what type of tank you are setting up. :-)

fishwatcher2010 09-22-2010 09:24 PM

yes i have a 20 gallon with 6 fish
2 dalinmation mollys, one witch i think is prengant, and dont know how long till she deliveries, r there an signs to look for.. 3 red wag plattys 2females 1 male also i think one is pregnate..1 pocomast .... i have been having a nitrite problem.. done everything local petsmart store has suggested is better now but still stress level any info would be helpfull

aunt kymmie 09-22-2010 10:26 PM

How long has the tank been set up? If recently the tank is still going through it's cycling phase, hence the nitrIte reading. What is a pomocast? Is it a pleco? If so, and if it's a common one, it'll grow much too large for your tank (Petsmart should have told you they can reach 18" :shock:). You should be doing partial water changes to alleviate the stress your fish are going through. As long as you show a reading for NitrIte do a water change. Females, when pregnant develop a "gravid" spot (looks dark) and right before birth they get a "squared off" look to their bellys. HTH

fishwatcher2010 09-23-2010 07:19 PM

I"m not a good speller it is a pocosimas( the fish that sucks on every thing) its been up for about a month 8-27-10) long does it take to get it under contol.. i have been doing water changes weekly some times twice.. put a new filter in on last change do i need to wask up the gravel in setions .... feed once dayly at nite

fishwatcher2010 09-23-2010 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by Romad (Post 475372)
Hello and welcome :wave:

Have you started setting something up yet?

yes about a month ago having nitrite levels high

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