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Old 02-09-2018, 08:01 AM   #21 (permalink)
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You need a dechlorinator, like Seachem Prime, if you do more than about 15-20% water change. It is best to dose it based on the total amount of water in the tank, not just the amount of the changed water.

For a long time now I have believed that all of us learn the best practices when keeping a planted aquarium, then we follow those without even thinking about it. As a result, when we give someone advice we often fail to include a lot of important stuff just because we never think about it. I used to learn a lot by just being there when an experienced person was working on their tank. Some of what I would observe always came as a big surprise. This is one of the main values of a local aquatic plant club. When ours was active we would sometimes meet at a members home and get to watch what he/she was doing. That is what I miss the most now that our club is inactive.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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You need a dechlorinator, like Seachem Prime, if you do more than about 15-20% water change. It is best to dose it based on the total amount of water in the tank, not just the amount of the changed water.

For a long time now I have believed that all of us learn the best practices when keeping a planted aquarium, then we follow those without even thinking about it. As a result, when we give someone advice we often fail to include a lot of important stuff just because we never think about it. I used to learn a lot by just being there when an experienced person was working on their tank. Some of what I would observe always came as a big surprise. This is one of the main values of a local aquatic plant club. When ours was active we would sometimes meet at a members home and get to watch what he/she was doing. That is what I miss the most now that our club is inactive.


I would love to have a club that we could attend

When have a hose attached to the sink and add the chlorine remover as water is added

At least it was a 15% water change maybe 20% will do another water change tomorrow

The water is city water

Any other advice I did not want to loose my angels they where acting like a mating pair


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Of course we do not use all at the same time the stress coat is the one we have been using after water changes

I will do another water test and see what it looks like today

Fish still flashing and angels still not eating like they do normally
Added a corner filter to help out canister filter and over the back filter

Have been watching YouTube one making sumps and am liking the idea very much to clean out the main tank of all the crap hanging inside of it




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Of course we do not use all at the same time the stress coat is the one we have been using after water changes

I will do another water test and see what it looks like today

Fish still flashing and angels still not eating like they do normally
Added a corner filter to help out canister filter and over the back filter

Have been watching YouTube one making sumps and am liking the idea very much to clean out the main tank of all the crap hanging inside of it




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Well we have one corner of the tank the fish are going to to die we have named ot the corner of death

Currently there are 4 fish fighting for their lives and Iím really afraid what ever is in the water is going to kill all our fish

One tank has been taken down and cleaned out completely all fish died in it main tank is following suit. Doing water changes according the instructions on med bottle

Any advice on how to find out the culprit


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Old 02-28-2018, 05:58 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Hello per hoppycalifs recommendation we have been putting plant food in on a schedule time and now hereís a new thing that Iíve never seen help please


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Update on the algae we put rams horn snails in the tank and wow they are cleaning machines Iíll bet within the month the tank will look very nice





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An update for those who are looking at my struggles and happy moments as we start into the fish keeping

After loosing one tank to who knows what and 5 other fish from my main tank things started looking good the plants have really taken off the rest of the fish have been looking good except one angel still fighting for his life ( we had to take down QT tank for house inspection and are still waiting for them to show up grrrr) anyway we did maintenance on the tank tonight after work. I ran to the store and came home to a surprise, we are now with a breading pair of angels and they laid a bunch of eggs (photo at bottom)
So the cat fish I was trying to find out about is called an long fin upside down catfish and the store owner said they would stay small lol but not small enough for our tank. They are very neat looking fish and I would be willing to trade if anyoneís interested.
So bought a second 55 gallon tank was going to put convicts in it but now am thinking of making it a breeding tank , but itís still up for anything goes

Here are pics of the fish


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hey i got the same UV UV TWINS!!!
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Better pics of the cats


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hey i got the same UV UV TWINS!!!

Do you like yours?
Apparently angels like to lay eggs on them lol of all the places to choose it was funny


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