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Chris1251

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  1. I have been aging water each night for water changes... But I only have a 5 and 2.5 gallon buckets available... For the rest I have to use treated tap...
  2. Hi Chris here.... I changed about 85% of the water today... This change brought the nitrite done to 1.0. . I have been using 1 tsp. of aquarium salt per 10 gallons, 2x dose of prime and 1x dose of seachem stress guard at each daily water change... My 2 ranchus have been symptom free, thank goodness.... How the nitrite spike was triggered, I was moving to a carbon less filtration... My filter has 2 cartridges that are the blue sponges with carbon inside between the sponge and back frame... While removing the carbon, cutting and customizing the set up I used prime treated water to keep them wet rather than tank water... (Stupid me).... So I lost part of my BB... So now I'm trying to recover form that... My pre water change readings were: ammonia = 0. Nitrite = 5.0 Nitrate = 20 My post water change readings were: ammonia = 0 Nitrite = 1.0 Nitrate = 5.0 PH = steady at 8.0 HOB Marineland bio wheel with extra sponge, ceramic media in the extra space Tank is 20 gallon, 80% bear bottom, 20% flat glass pebbles Fish = 2 male adolescent Ranchu.... Currently water temperature 69.1
  3. Chris here... I love what you have done for your floatie... And I love the way he peeks at you thru the window... Bravo for creating for his special needs....
  4. Hi, Chris here... I have a concern... Advice is needed.... I'm currently dealing with a nitrite spike and doing heavy water changes to get it under control... But that is not my issue... My issue is that yesterday, today and thru the next seven days we are experiencing extroidinary heat... i.e.: 110 degrees. My tank is running between 71.5 F to 72.5 F... My "cold" tap water today was much, much warmer (in the low 80's is my guess). I used ice in my refills to bring the temp closer to the tank this morning ... I used everything the ice maker had... It will make more... But since the the "cold" tap water most likely be warmer tomorrow, I'm might have an issue when refilling the tank... Thanks in advance, Chris
  5. Chris here... I'm a newbie so I cannot advise, but I'm going shopping!!! Thanks for the heads up about the sale!!!!
  6. Chris here... Hi FishMandy, thank you!!! I'll try putting him in his basket a little longer if the crazies get to much for his tank mate today... I'm sure his tank mate thanks you as well...
  7. Chris here... I'm a newbie... I have a male ranchu that is starting to show his first breeding stars... He has gone a little nuts... His tank mate is another male ranchu but younger... My crazy puberty fish is pushing his tank mate around... Typically how long is the initial breeding crazies? I went and bought a basket to float in the tank to put my horney teenager in time out so the tank mate could swim around in peace for 10 or fifteen min a couple of times today... Any advice would greatly be appreciated... Thanks!!!
  8. Chris here... I'm a newbie... I have a male ranchu that is starting to show his first breeding stars... He has gone a little nuts... His tank mate is another male ranchu but younger... My crazy puberty fish is pushing his tank mate around... Typically how long is the initial breeding crazies? I went and bought a basket to float in the tank to put my horney teenager in time out so the tank mate could swim around in peace for 10 or fifteen min a couple of times today... Any advice would greatly be appreciated... Thanks!!!
  9. Chris here... I have a question... How long are the breeding tubercles displayed? I have a ranchu that has them for first time... his tank mate is a slightly younger male ranchu... No females in the for seeable future... Thanks!
  10. Chris here... Beautifully done!!! Enjoy!!!
  11. Chris here... Your tank is absolutely stunning!!!
  12. Chris here... Your Ranchu are tooo cute!!! I have two of my own... What great personality these fish have!
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