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So I'm pretty new to this. We just got set up 8 days ago. Anyways, my wife and I are both students, and it's been pretty crazy dealing with the kids too, and I TOTALLY forgot about doing a partial water change.

We went in to the LFS today with some water and they checked and she said my ammonia (I think that is what it was) was more than 2ppm, which apparently isn't good. The girl working suggested I do a partial water change each day for the next 4 days so I can bring that down quickly.

Does that sound like a good idea? Or is that too much? I did my first one today.
 

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She gave you a good advice.:) 10-15% will do it.:)
 

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wow nice, an lfs that tell you the truth, most lfs test your water behind the "staff only" door and come out saying, yep your water is good, and nothing else. Seems like a trustworthy lfs. Just cut down the feeding to once every two days and do like blue said 10-15% water changes daily, vaccum the gravel once every 3 days so you wont disturb the bacteria too much
 

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Since you responded to my first post here, I thought I'd let you know what they said about the giant danios.

The girl today that told me this was from the same store, but not the same person who sold me the fish. I did talk to the owner about what some of you guys said about the giant danios. He said he personally thought it would be fine, and before I made the decision to return them, he at least wanted me to try it out and see what I thought. He said in a few months, if I am still concerned, just get rid of them or return them.

Thanks for responding to this!
 

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chances are he doesnt want you to return them now so your warranty will be void when you return them later and you wont get your money back
 

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musho3210 said:
chances are he doesnt want you to return them now so your warranty will be void when you return them later and you wont get your money back
Hopefully this isn't the case :-(
 

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JackBauer said:
herefishy said:
Keep'em and use them as a dither fish.
What in the world does this mean?
A dither fish is sort of a "target" fish to draw agression away from other fish in your tank.
 

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Not in the 29 gallons anyway.:) Giant danios will be happier in a larger(longer perhaps) tank.:) There are other good options particularly hatchetfish and pearl danios.
 

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Dither fish actually means a small fish that is used to signal other shy fish that it is safe in the open. ie the small fish wouldn't be swimming in the open if there were predators or other dangers. Examples would be using neons or cardinal tetras in a discus tank to draw out the otherwise timid discus.
 

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fast swimming schooling species or colorful schooling species like the danios, white clouds and tetras are all good dither fish. You dont need dither fish but it is reccomended if you are planning on buying shy fish like the discus. Make sure the dither fish you want is compatable with the shy fish you have first
 

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musho3210 said:
fast swimming schooling species or colorful schooling species like the danios, white clouds and tetras are all good dither fish. You dont need dither fish but it is reccomended if you are planning on buying shy fish like the discus. Make sure the dither fish you want is compatable with the shy fish you have first
Do you mean just by looking at the standard compatibility chart, or is there a special dither-compatibility chart? Hopefully I am just kidding.
 
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