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  1. Couldn't get out of town to the pet store so I stopped by my local grocery store and picked up (Morton's) Canning & Pickling Salt.

    Issues I'm having so far is that after I've boiled my water, added in the salt, and after the salt has dissolved these "salt crystals" appear on the surface of the water. What is that?? Is it normal?? I've never encountered this with the API Aquarium Salt before so this is strange for me and I don't want to use it.

    (I used a scale to measure out the new salt as it's a finer grain than the API so the amount is correct and I'm not over/under salting.)

  2. Your pH drops after it's in the tank so a buffer will help stabilize it. I will refer you to a link that can explain it to you better than I ever could. ;)Link!!

    You've also got ammonia coming right out of the tap which is not good, but I think it's something that can be worked with. I'm unfamiliar with how to deal with this type of situation though. I'm thinking using Prime or maybe Amquel + but I really don't know. However someone who DOES know will most likely pop in and give you some help!

  3. The filter output is touching the water. It's a Aquatech 10-20. Stub seems to have no strength to do anything. I've cure fish of dropsy before, but Stub isn't really pineconed like the others were. It's so strange. He seems so weak and he's not eating. I used medicated food before, but since he won't eat, I've just dumped antibiotics in the tank. I'm pretty desperate to try anything at this point.

    I'm thinking a full w/c would be good if he doesn't have any signs of dropsy then the meds can do more harm then good. I actually can really relate to your feeling. And I've been there trying everything I could think of to try and save my fish. But I've made mistakes in the past by over treating and/or treating with the wrong thing so I just want to pass along that experience to you.

    I would turn the filter back on most definitely. I understand he is having trouble with the current, so what you can do is put him in a container that floats inside the tank. Here is an example of my fish in a mesh basket. DSCN2318.jpg And this would be an example of the container. 361149e.jpg

    I would also try and lower the water level just a bit so that the filter creates some splash if you couldn't get the air pump. Is there a heater in your tank or are you just in a part of the US that's really going through a heat wave? Higher temps means it's more of a struggle for a fish to breathe.

    How many days now has Stub not been eating?

    Are your river rocks still in a pile to hold down the plants?

  4. What's the distance between the filter output and the top of the water? Try and get as much surface splash as possible until you can find the pump.

    I'm sorry I can't comment on the Maracyn-Two as I've never used it before. Hopefully someone experienced with it will come by and know more about it.

  5. A) Mid to High 70's

    B) Black Moors eyes don't randomly fall off... Perhaps you were reading some horror stories from a siphon accident? Go ahead and pick out any fish that catches your eye. The ones you've listed sound like great fish for you.

    C) Firstly you need a water testing kit. I recommend API Freshwater Master Test Kit. Also useful is the kH & gH kit but it is purchased individually from the Master Test Kit. Now medication wise I would include the water dechlorinator Prime. Some Aquarium Salt. PraziPro. And I think that's about it as far as medicine goes. Most of us will not recommend keeping any medicated food as they will most likely expire before you even get a chance to use them. Possibly a heater. And a battery operated air pump. If things like hp or epsom salts are needed for a specific treatment you can get those easily at the pharmacy. Carbon would be a good idea to keep on hand if you need to remove anything from the water but this is not something you should use in your filter all the time.

    D) What is MTS? And I'm unfamiliar with assassin snails but you shouldn't have problem with snails for two reasons. 1 You must disinfect all newly purchased plants or plants that may have been contaminated. and 2 Goldfish eat snails. :teehee

  6. I have no idea what this crazy-eyed gf is but if anyone knows I would be happy to find out. :)



    *These are not my photographs. I found them from a google search.

    **If these photos have been posted before I apologize for a repeat thread.

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