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Nitrites. They are dangerous substances which can kill your fish.
How does that make you rich?:tongue: :mrgreen:
 

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i think he's talking about cars. street racing. that kind of thing, am i right?
 

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well....if fish poop can make cars go faster,...lol....but i think it would be hard to get the no2 into a useable form, and extracted from the water itself. lol
 

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St6_Devgru said:
is it that or am i just confused?
In aquarium vocabulary, nitrites is just one of the substances you test.:wink2: They can be dangerous however if detected. If your nitrites are high, adding salt will help. Make sure not to add excessive salt though.
 

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blue, since he's a beginner, it might be better if you didnt tell him to add salt unless you explain specifically what KIND of salt, how much, etc...especially since at this point he would be guessing as to what his nitrate levels were. he hasnt had his water tested yet. :wink:
 

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girlofgod said:
blue, since he's a beginner, it might be better if you didnt tell him to add salt unless you explain specifically what KIND of salt, how much, etc...especially since at this point he would be guessing as to what his nitrate levels were. he hasnt had his water tested yet. :wink:
Guess you're right.
*Stares at the floor in embarassment.*
 

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awww blue....dont be blue....LMAO anyways....its fine, i just thought..since he's new to it...probably shouldnt put more ideas in his head til we figure out whats going on with it. :wink:
 

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..................................................a pinch of salt.........table salt(mortons salt) hahaha..............
 

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St6_Devgru said:
gasp is that bad?
No. We just don't want to risk you using it. Just do water changes of 10% daily(once a day). Water changes are never known to hurt.
 

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I think the first thing we need to do is get the tank cycled. At 3 weeks old your almost certain to have both NO2 and ammonia (NH4?) and that is likely what is killing your fish. Don't fret, it can be done with fish as many have done but you do need to do some water changes regardless of what your test results are. At least 10% every other day if not every day until the tank has completely cycled, about 3-5 more weeks on average, 6-10 weeks total. Keep up on the water changes and we can at leats get you to a point where the water is safe for the fish. If you absolutely can not do water changes that often then 30% twice a week is at least enough to try and help keep the levels down enough that they aren't as toxic to the fish. At the absolute very least, 50% once a week but that is stretching it and most likely causing major damage to the fish.

The way the fish died sounds like NO2 poisoning but could also be from ammonia. Red gills is ammonia toxin signs I think, not sure what signs is from NO2, fish disease is not my thing and I have a lot to learn about it. Thankfully I haven't had many problems except ich.
 

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fish_4_all said:
ammonia (NH4?)
Correct.:)
Thankfully I haven't had many problems except ich.
You lucky git, I had problems with columnaris before(last July).:frustrated: So frustrating and it wiped out my praecox rainbows.

I haven't had ich for almost 4 years straight(not counting 2004-2005 where I had keep a low profile from the hobby due to hectic schedule).:wink2:
 

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fish_4_all said:
You know what is really bad, I have never heard of columnaris before :!:
Will have to look that one up.
Here's one you might like to read.:)
 
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