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post #11 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 02:16 PM
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The tanks 55g right??

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post #12 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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The tank is 55 gallons, tho I'm not sure of the readings on the water. I've been using water conditioner, salt, Stress Coat and an ammonia neutralizer since the beginning so i haven't bothered testing it in a while since i haven't had problems.
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post #13 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 02:42 PM
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I would highly suggest getting a good liquid test kit like API master kit, not the strips because they are unreliable, and testing it. Since the tank is a 55 gallon and has only been up and running for 3 months it is probably still cycleing and the fish are acting this way because they are stressed. If you do not have the money for the kit right now find a LFS that uses the liguid test and ask them to test it for you. What ammonia neutralizer are you useing? Unless it is Prime I would not use it becasue the others can in time do more harm than good.
Edit: By the way welcome to the forum and you fish are very pretty.
Edit one more time to ask how much water are you takeing out at your water changes and do the fish stop doing this after the water change?

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post #14 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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I do around a 25% change every week through a gravel siphon. This is the first week they've been doing this. I'm working on a water change now, I'll see how they act after it all. I got Aqueon ammonia neutralizer.
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post #15 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 03:22 PM
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I have read a few bad reviews on that product. I would not use it if I were you. Would it be possable for you to get some Prime its made by Seachem and is very, very good I have used it and alot of the others on here have used it and it has saved alot of fish that are going threw the cycle.

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I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #16 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the heads-up. I'll look into that. Just finished the water change and the Mollies are back in their place by the heater again. I'll try getting some kind of a screen tonight to block it off
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post #17 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 03:46 PM
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If there is a craft store near you that is were I would go because you can get a small piece that should be just the right size for the heater. What I use for my betta tanks its cheap and should work just right for what you need. ; ) You could use fishing wire to tie the ends together just be sure to not have the plastic touching the heater.

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post #18 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 05:07 PM
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I'm not completely familiar with the fish species in your tank, but isn't 83-84 degrees a little bit warm? You say you have it on low, but I think you might have it on high (either that or the room the fish are in is pretty warm).

I don't really have aanything else to say. I just thought maybe that would be an issue.

Hope this helps!

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post #19 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 05:15 PM
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I'm not sure but, is your tank slightly overstocked? I haven't really done the math but with those kissing gouramis, tinfoil barbs, your sharks, and angelfish, all those species get over 8" right? And some of those get over a foot.

I don't know, something to look into I guess. Sorry for the double post. Hope this helps!

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post #20 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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i'd call it potentially over stocked yes, lol. i got a tank full of baby beasts, i know, but i plan on upgrading tank size way before they outgrow the 55. 83 is slightly warm yea, but the heater is on low. it's 45 degrees outside and rather cool in the room, but the water stays pretty warm. the fish seem to be doing ok with it i have extra aeration decoration going just to be sure.

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