09-16-2008, 01:24 PM
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It had been over a month by the time I went to get it checked/get more - it doesn't seem too far fetched that it could have stabilized. It just seems odd that 5 small fish would have ever created that much of a problem in a decent sized tank....
It was first tested at PetSmart with test strips, but it was obvious the guy had no aquarium knowledge. Then, the staff at Aquarium World used the liquid tests. I don't know the brand. Tested it, he said it was zero and that I should be good to add a few, but take it slowly. Waited a few days (I'd forgotten my debit card), tested again and bought 2 fish. Tested it AGAIN after the one died. Have not been back since the exchange fish died....
The gravel was still wet - transferred from one site to the next within about 2 hours. I didn't do anything with it - should I have? I siphoned out all the water, moved the aquarium and filled it back up with fresh water
Ph I don't know... don't think they tested that.
My heater is set at 76.
non smoking house, no perfume/colognes used by anybody, have not used any cleaning supplies in the room with teh aquarium (Beleive It natural cleaner used in nearby kitchen and baths). There is new carpet through the whole house - I know that's not healthy, but that shouldn't be killing them, should it?
I've thought about a partial water change, but I am leery about doing anything, because I don't want to harm the 3 that are still hanging on....