02-23-2014, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by mechanical8dragon
Yes, same species every time, all from Petsmart. No I don't QT the new fish, nothing to QT them it atm though sometime down the road I want to get a little 10g that i can slide underneath my current tank, but i'll need a new extension cord cus the one i have only has one more plugin available.
I do have hard water, my pH is around 7.6-7.8
I don't even like drinking it (i use purified water i make in those brita filter things) but yu have to understand that I don't have a car... and lugging water, no matte the distance, especially more than 2 jugs is impossible for me. I want to get one of those bike carts (the one you put kids in but only i wouldnt use it for kids) which would make that easier, and I know RO water is cheap its just i lack the means of transportation to carry it. ;-; So really RO water is out of the question for me at this moment. and I will NEVER have enough money to buy one of those RO filter thingies that some people use in aquariums. They're what.. hundreds of dollars? I barely make 200$ a month. P:
My filter is as full with media as it can carry. I have two large sponge sin there as well as the bio ceramic rings. This is an internal filter. P:
Quarantining is really, really important. I would make that a priority if I were you, especially if petsmart is your sole fish provider.
If you keep getting the same species of fish and they keep dying on you, perhaps that's not the best species for you to be keeping. Not really an answer you want to hear, I'm sure, but at some point I would throw in the towel and try another species.
Have we gone over the RO business before? Sorry it's hard to keep things straight sometimes. Yeah the units cost like 200. HOWEVER, considering that you can also use that for your drinking water it would be a multipurpose purchase. Just a thought for the future. Might find one on craigslist for cheap.
I don't know - not that this exactly solves your problem but I wouldn't waste any more money buying fish that have proven to not make it in my tank.... whatever the reason.