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Old 11-04-2017, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife and I are returning to the wonderful world of the housekeeping of fish and plants, alas here arises our problem I had an underwater gravel filter with my 40 gal breeder tank I had a fluval filter, planted tank and fish.
my wife had several tanks she had planted tanks with different fish eheim filter and filters on the back.

We now have a 55 gal tank and a 14 gal tank
In the 55 gal tank it is planted with gravel there are 2 angels 4 mini graumies 7 tetras 2 catfish 1 mini pleco 4 snails and 2 Japanese algae eaters

The tank is 6 months old and the fish keeps dying mainly angels all the angels keep dying and we are at a loss

Thereís some algae do to over feeding bad habit on my part love to watch them in a feeding frenzy

So why do the angel fish keep dying in our tank?
The water tests are normal
PH 6.0
NH3/NH4. 0
N02. 0
NO3. 0
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Anyway any help would be greatly appreciated




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Old 11-04-2017, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Make sure you shake your nitrate like and earthquake before you use it. It should not read zero.

How warm is your water? Angels like it warm


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Make sure you shake your nitrate like and earthquake before you use it. It should not read zero.

How warm is your water? Angels like it warm


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Oh boy that was a newb mistake lol the nitrate was 5 and the water was at 79f degrees



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seems you don't have you fish ID'd very good, or at all. lol.
Post pics of each fish you have so we can properly ID them. Catfish and gourami are very vague.... So is mini pleco, and Japanese algae eater.... Those are commercial names..
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As I guess Iíve been out of the trade for many years and may have forgotten much and so I reported what the store employee told me

So please do correct the posting from the pics provided as I would love to know about the catfish Iíll try to get better pics of them and post


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Why are the snails trying to kill each other by the way ???


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Also Iím wanting to set up a tank for convict cichlids does anyone have a good idea for tank set up ?
Can the convicts be in a semi planted tank ? Because I really hate fake plants

After I get tank stand built and tank cycled I will be looking for a mating pair.

The wife likes the pinks I like the blue / black can they breed?


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As I guess Iíve been out of the trade for many years and may have forgotten much and so I reported what the store employee told me

So please do correct the posting from the pics provided as I would love to know about the catfish Iíll try to get better pics of them and post


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