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MadisonLH

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  1. It appears that at least 2 of my new guys have ich. What's the generally accepted protocol on treating this? I have aquarium salt but am unsure of the recommended dosage.
  2. Today we have Ammonia at .5 (a touch closer to .25), Nitrite at 2, Ntirate at 10. Still dosing with Prime and have added salt.
  3. Today we have ammonia at .5, nitrite at 1, nitrate at what looks to be a little over 5. So things are definitely moving. Still dosing with Prime daily and fish still seem happy.
  4. I really want to go ahead and get a 75 but I have nowhere to keep it until April.
  5. Does anyone know how long this sale lasts?
  6. Added the Stability about 4 hours ago and Ammonia is down to ~.5 from 1. Nitrite at .25, Nitrate at 5. Dosed with Prime again. Fish are all active and eating well.
  7. Done. The one thing I'm confused about is whether Prime interferes with the cycle when it neutralizes ammonia?
  8. I also do have 2 filters on the tank, an Aqua-Tech filter on the tank moving 125gph in addition to another homemade filter rig (I'm not sure on the specs of the pump on this one).
  9. I could try to return the fish to the store but I don't see how they would be any better off there as they were in a much smaller tank. I used a bottle of Tetra SafeStart for "up to 40 gallons" and additionally I'm adding Top Fin ReadiStart Nitrifying Bacteria Starter with every water change. I kept multiple aquariums for several years in high school so I understand the nitrogen cycle, Prime, liquid testing, etc.
  10. Yes, I do already have the 4. I'm testing their water daily and will do water changes as often as necessary. They're all very small still - the 2 smallest are smaller than my betta, and the other 2 are a little smaller than a ping pong ball.
  11. I've been keeping a close eye on the water parameters in my 20 long since I have 4 baby fancy goldfish in there temporarily. Over the past 2 days I've measured .5-.75ppm Ammonia, 0ppm Nitrite, 5ppm Nitrate. Yesterday after measuring the ammonia I did a 40% water change. Today I decided to test my tap water because I thought it was odd that I'm testing ammonia and nitrate without nitrite, and I discovered that my tap water contains about 1ppm Ammonia. I'm not really sure how to address this, especially because in this case it would almost seem that water changes actually raised the ammonia? Instead of doing a water change after testing today, I dosed the tank with Prime and I'm going to test again tomorrow and see where we're at. Any other thoughts on how to handle this?
  12. Well, I ended up buying a 20 long at Petsmart yesterday because I figured that if 2 were ok temporarily in a 10, then 4 would be ok temporarily in a 20. I have a liquid test kit and I'm keeping a close eye on water parameters.
  13. As mentioned in my intro thread, I currently have 2 baby fancy goldfish in a 10 gallon until April, when I'll be able to move them to a permanent tank. Ideally I'd like a 75 gallon with 4-5 fancies. My question now is, should I just stick with the 2 I have and get more when I set up the big tank, or would it be ok to get another one or two babies to hold in the 10 gallon until April? The ones I have currently are each 1.5" long.
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