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  1. hrutan
    09-22-2015 09:16 AM - permalink
    I don't know if having a filter makes any difference, but I DO know you must have the right wormer. Apparently Camallanus worms are resistant to just about everything...but levamisole (sheep wormer) does the trick.

    The container doesn't make a difference to my water issue. I did get myself one of those specialized ammonia tests (the kind that can tell the difference between bound and un-bound ammonia) and it appears that the majority of the ammonia is bound and therefore safe. I'm going to make a tea out of IAL and add that to every water change to further drop the PH and "fix" the ammonia problem that way. I've also gotten a new filter and some seeded media so that I can try cycling my water storage tank ... Maybe this will work...
  2. hrutan
    09-07-2015 11:04 AM - permalink
    The filters don't seem to be touching it, that's part of what is so maddening. My roommate and I have started an experiment with 27 cups of water using different combinations of the usual additives (18 of the RO I have been using, 9 of distilled), to see if we can figure out what conditions the ammonia is appearing in. It seems to be oddly disappearing and reappearing, and doesn't require a fish...
  3. hrutan
    09-04-2015 12:22 PM - permalink
    I think I might have the problem nailed down - it looks like it isn't camallanus worms ... but I am not sure ... just got levamisole in the mail and I need to try it. Every fish that has gotten sick has died - every single one - and they show all the physical signs of having parasites ... but I have not seen a single worm.

    Sad thing is, day before yesterday I had an ugly discovery. The water in my storage tank, for no reason I could discern, was at 4 PPM ammonia. It had never occurred to me to check the storage tank, because I check my source water, and that's clean. There's no fish, no plants, no dead things, NOTHING to make that ammonia. So for who knows how long, every time I changed their water, I was just swapping poison for poison. It's really muddied the waters as far as a cause for the illness. =/

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    I'm interested in the Spanish language, exercise and of course bettas!
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