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  1. I wonder if this has any effect on PH. The packaging didn't say so. Top Fin aquaponic clay
  2. @shakaho I used Sodium Thiosulfate as recommended by King of DIY on youtube.
  3. It's disheartening. I'm considering taking the tank down for a while.
  4. I never had this issue before so I honestly don't know. What buffer do you use to keep your PH stable? It has to be something toxic because they were behaving fine. Edit: I don't have a KH/GH test kit.
  5. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 * Nitrate level(Tank) 0 * Ammonia Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0 * Nitrate level(Tap) 0 * Ph Level, Tank: 6 * Ph Level, Tap: 7.4 Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API * Water temperature? 72 * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 65 gallons - since about February 2017 * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Rena XP3 and AC70 * How often do you change the water and how much? I change about 15 gallons every 3-4 days and about 30 gallons every 7 days * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 3 days ago - 15 gallons * How many fish in the tank and their size? 5 - they were about 2-3 inches, my biggest was maybe 4-5 inches * What kind of water additives or conditioners? I use DIY dechlorinator * What do you feed your fish and how often? Hikari, frozen bloodworms, frozen peas - the diet varies...usually bloodworms 1x/week, peas 3x week, and Hikari sinking pellets 4x/week * Any new fish added to the tank? 1 oranda about 1 week ago * Any medications added to the tank? I added methylene blue before going to work today * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. None until today. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? just white slime on their body, very visible. I did not see any ick spots. * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? they looked very lethargic this morning, sitting at the bottom which makes me think that perhaps they were not getting enough oxygen.
  6. Thank you. I've been keeping fish for a few years now. I'm specially angry about my beautiful white oranda.
  7. I woke up this morning to two of my fish dead. i did not see any signs of illness on the other fish AND I had to go to work. When I came home all the rest of the fish were dead. They had developed a kind of white film on their bodies [see pictures]. The water parameters were all fine and I've never had this happen before. The ONLY new addition to this tank was an oranda from Petsmart that I added about 1 week ago and aquaponic stones from Petco for the Pothos i have growing on top. I did not see any ich marks or anything telling of disease leading up to this. The fish were eating and behaving normally.
  8. So I have a 110 gallon tank and I want to stock it with goldfish. Now, I was wondering if it is advisable to keep feeder fish. I don't want to feed them to anything, just keep them as regular fish. And how many can I keep in a 110?
  9. My silver dollars ate the leaves. I moved the plant to a shower caddy attached to the side of my tank. I hope it recovers.
  10. I've had a Sunsun since March and it is a BEAST. No complaints so far. A little hard to prime but once it starts it's pretty good.
  11. I have two other canister filters on this tank. This HOB only has bamboo in it. As for nitrate levels. It's hard to tell at this point. Others have had success so I hope this works out in the end.
  12. Here's a picture of lucky bamboo in a HOB. I just added it for extra nitrate consumption. Since adding them (a few weeks ago, added the dark green one a week ago) I've noticed the plant's leafs have gotten bigger and greener.
  13. LOL these are actually in my Oscar tank. But I shared anyways.
  14. Got some anubias anna from petsmart today and attached it with rubber bands to a piece of driftwood. i hope it survives.
  15. beautiful! where did you get the big green plant on the right?
  16. So I FINALLY have two pieces of driftwood to attach an anubias (or a few) to. My question is what is the process for attaching anubias to driftwood. And which anubias are the strongest/hardiest? I've never had plants in my tank except for some free-floating anacharis. I know I could google this. But I'll rather get the info from people who have "done it and tried it".
  17. My tank has been established since October/November. I'm fearful of turning the uv on lol
  18. I have a Sunsun 304B canister filter with a 9uv light on a 110 gallon tank. Do uv lights affect (kill off) beneficial bacteria?
  19. I'll see what I do. I heard anubias grow well when attached to drifwood (which I don't have), but I'll see how much anacharis i can get away with :-)
  20. Cool. Will do. Just found a deal on Ace Hardware for a 50 pound bag for just 13 (with free delivery to their store) :clapping:
  21. You really don't need anything special to grow anacharis, it's a total weed and happily grows no matter where you put it. Ahh I see. Yea I'm only interested in anacharis (easy to grow/maintain). would pool filter sand also be ok?
  22. I'm not planning a dirty tank but I'm gonna remember that info. i was just confused between real substrate and the fake stuff. Also, how many inches deep should the substrate bed be. I heard anything too deep is bad because it can house ammonia and gases (?).
  23. I guess I meant dirt. Different substrates confuse me. I want to use something that can allow me to grow easy plants (anacharis) planted in the substrate. thank you!
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