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  1. i have hundreds of the cone shaped snails in my tank and the ones shown above. hundreds! how do you control them?
  2. Beautiful! Looks like he/she is metallic !
  3. it's been two weeks. he looks the same?
  4. for for the ferts I use root tabs and flourish. I started also using the flourish excel and iron when I got the red plants.
  5. I think plants are pretty easy. Good substrate, light and a little fert and off they go!!! I found the longer you leave the lights on the faster they grow !!!
  6. oh he's so teeny tiny !! Such a cutie
  7. i'll just wait for the treatment to be over. I just thought I should keep the water as clean as I can. thanks for the input guys !
  8. I ordered some chemi pure from foster and smith but hesitate to use it. treating with salt at this time. didn't know if it would take out the salt. I'm just referring to the order of filtration they refer on the filters as one being chemical. I think they just mean anything like charcoal?
  9. internet explorer is blocking the video with message "contains content from umg". is this safe to watch?
  10. does chemical filtration take salt out of water? can you use chemical filtration while doing salt treatment? .3%
  11. yes i use either baking soda or the seachem gold buffer. i need to know what amount to add? the seachem gold says to add 1 tsp per 10 gal or 1/2 if water poorly buffered which to me is a contradiction?
  12. i'm having trouble dosing. if tap water has ph where i want it (7.5-7.8) do i dose when i do water change or do i doseonly if ph drops? I tried adding a teaspoon to 23 gal aging tub and it brought it up to 8.2. I think the tap water was at a 7.8 at that time. i just measured the tap now and it's 7.2 now. not sure why the qt tank ph is crashing but the up and down is going to kill my girl.
  13. im sorry i don't know how i posted the same topic twice : (
  14. I just read a pinned article on kh/ph. In it was stated an option to raise kh was a slab of limestone. I'm not sure what specifically that means. Where would I find that and how big of a piece would I use in a 75gal tank? is that more effective than crushed coral? today my tap kh is 107.4 ph 7.2 but tomorrow that may be different. recently kh was 35.8 so if fluctuates. ph dropped in my qt tank today(down to yellow using the api drop kit and chart) The only thing I can think that would cause the crash would be double dosing the water conditioner. i use either prime or amquel plus. i have 2ppm ammonia in tap. the qt tank is not cycled and I try to rinse the filter media with tap water everyday. i change the water everyday in the qt tank.
  15. I was just reading in pinned articles that a slab of limestone can be used to raise your kh ? did I interpret that wrong. you're saying limestone is not safe for fish? I was thinking of getting limestone to raise my kh.
  16. Thank You ! it's done that before. I copy and then when I go to paste the paste shows but isn't greyed in where I can clic on it so I do the ctrl v and that's what I get.
  17. I think that sounds like a good plan ! Is the 3% salt agreeable? If so for how long? Two weeks? Are twice a week 75% changes agreeable? i'd like to add plants back in to help deal with the nitrates but will take out some of the substrate. More if the problem doesn't resolve.
  18. well...no help there ps like your new pic : )
  19. <table valign="top" width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" width="50%"> <ul type="disc">Test Results for the Following: <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Ammonia Level (tank): < .25</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Nitrite Level (tank) 0</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Nitrate level (Tank) < .25</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Ammonia Level (Tap): 2ppm</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Nitrite Level (Tap) 0</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Nitrate level (Tap) 0</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Ph Level, (Tank) 7.6-7.8( KH 35.8, GH 179 and chloramines no test) </font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Ph Level, (Tap)7.6-7.8 (If possible, KH 89.5, GH 161.1 and chloramines no test)</font></sub></li> Other Required Info: <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? api drop kit 2017 exp. date</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 3 basket filstar rena and two hob penguin bio wheel 350s (though using one now on qt tank </font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* What kind of water additives or conditioners? amquel plus, wow sludge remover(bacteria). was adding flourish for plants,either baking soda or seachem buffer</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Water temperature? 76f</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* How often do you change the water and how much? every 4 days 75%</font></sub></li> </ul> </td> <td align="left" valign="top" width="50%"> <ul> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? yesterday 75%</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 75 gal running for a year</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 oranda 6or7inches and black moor 5 inches at this time did have 3 but one in qt now. she is 7 inches</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* What do you feed your fish and how often? pro gold,veg,bloodworms,shrimp feed 2 or 3 times day</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Any new fish added to the tank? no but did add plants</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Any medications added to the tank? prazi and salt</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* List previous issues experienced (dropsy, SBD, etc.) only white stuff on black moor did salt dips qt but still has it. sbd,sore,red streaks on bobbie </font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? grains of salt,bloody streaks,sore and white spots which is how sore started.</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? no</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. prazi,salt,metromeds for two weeks then ran out of prazi (last Friday) now doing 3% salt</font></sub></li> <li><sub><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">* You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video. video above.</font></sub></li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" width="50%"> </td> <td align="left" valign="top" width="50%"> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> ummm why did it post like that ?
  20. I have about 3 inches eco complete. I had a bunch of plants that I took out and a big rock and little bridge that was in there.it took me like a year to get that tank cycled I hope I don't have to start all over ? I wasn't vacumming the substrate at all because of the plants but have since I took out the plants which was at the beginning of all this. I wasn't rinsing the media unless a flow issue. I thought that was what was recommened for cycle. I have been rinsing in tank water the hob filter and have rinsed the rena filters a few times recently. what are you suggesting? taking the substrate out : ( 8 bags of eco complete !!! I plan on doing tap and tank readings after dinner shortly.
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