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  1. I did my fishless cycle with prime as well wouldn't this create an issue with our cycles now using prime if this was the case? I don't understand.
  2. it doesn't eliminate the ammonia it turns it into a form of ammonia that is still useable by the biological filter, but not harmful to the fish This is why prime is recommended while cycling often It is perfectly fine to use
  3. it's hard to say. You may just need it while you are cycling to supplement the nutrients that the fish would otherwise be producing. It may be some trial and error. Typically you do not need to supplement nutrients with goldfish because they produce more than enough of their own usually, but there may be certain systems that require an extra supplement even with fish. It may require some trial and error when you get your fish
  4. it might be worth a try to dose the tank with some seachem flourish
  5. the pleco really does need to go in his own tank (you can use a storage tub if you don't have a separate QT tank), he will more than likely not be able to handle the .3% salt we will eventually need to get to in order to treat. Is there a way to get clearer pics by any chance? (anyone have a camera you can borrow? I know its difficult on a cell)
  6. What a cutie I like the name too
  7. Regular salt will not soften the water/drop the PH. What is most likely going on here is that you have low carbonate hardness (kh). Your kh is what stabilizes and maintains your ph, when this is low the ph will drop over time. The only way to know your exact kh is to get it tested. If you're able I'd highly recommend getting a kh tests, API sells them for like 10 dollars, or find a pet store that can test this for you so you know what you're working with. This issue really needs to be addressed ASAP though regardless if you can get the exact kh value or not. A dropping ph is stressful for your fish and stress lowers immune system response which leaves them susceptible to pathogens. Enough of a ph drop can even be fatal. You are going to need a buffer or some crushed coral for the tank. I think because your ph is dropping so fast a buffer would be preferable but it's difficult to say for certain without a kh value. What kind of salt are you using?
  8. I'm so sorry you're having to do this
  9. omg! I meant heater I HAVE A FILTER lool lol, I think we all assumed this was a mistake, but I'll admit I had to do a double take It would be difficult to cycle without a filter
  10. Will you post a video or pics of the spots when you are able? We need to confirm that it is indeed ich, as there are other things that can look similar. Were there any new fish added to the tank or new plants etc? In the meantime you can start by salting the tank to .1% (1 tsp per gallon)
  11. yes, keep the tank dark and let him adjust a few days new fish can be a little skittish and need time to settle.
  12. my guess is ranchu, but I think only time will tell congrats! he's a cutie
  13. I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is to make that decision, but I honestly think you did what was best. I don't think he could pull out of that one. You did everything you could for him
  14. I don't think so. I think that was the user buygoldfishonline
  15. Krystal got a fish from them http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/101781-new-baby-in-qt-tiny-black-ranchu/
  16. you'll be okay without the heater just add the salt for now. I just looked and I actually have an extra bottle of prazi that I could send you for free if you can't order it. You would just need to get permission from your parents to give out your address for me to send it to you. If they need to talk to me over the phone or through email I am happy to do that. You can PM me if you want to do this
  17. here's a link to the prazipro. Let us know if you are going to be able to order it or not http://www.amazon.com/PraziPro-oz-treats-480-Gallon/dp/B0006JLPC2
  18. that's great to hear that the tear is healing the salt certainly helps. Will you do me a favor and let us know your current tap Ph, tank Ph, and when was the last water change/how much
  19. So I should wear gloves unless I want to have purple hands? LOL. So it is a powder? My home depot said they had pellet salts or something to soften water... Would that work? Yes, definitely wear gloves and clothes you don't care about. It is a powder. I think the one to soften water is the correct one, I don't know about pellet salts
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