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fantailfan1

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  1. It's been a looooong time since I've used PP but I would be more concerned about aeration if I had fish in there.  I think the movement of your filters will suffice.

    I don't think you'll need to monitor for 15 hours.  Organic material in a pond will make the solution turn from purple to brown much much much more quickly than a barebottom tank.  I'll be surprised if you need to redose at all.

    Your calculation is correct.  Again, I wouldn't worry about the precise volume, especially since there aren't fish in there.  When I used it without fish, I simply added some PP til I thought the tank was "purple" enough.  :rofl  I'm so scientific.  :rofl 

    I used Prime to neutralize it if I remember correctly . . .  so I'd follow the directions of the hydrogen peroxide.  I would do a large WC (as much water as you can get out) then dose ammonia.  :D 


  2. Woo hoooo!!!!  Is there anything better than a cycled tank?!  :rofl

    A cycled tank without worms.  :rofl3

    If it was me, I'd run PP through BEFORE I added any sand or did your big overhaul.  Are we sure the PP will kill the worms?  (Just asking, I know nothing about detritus worms :rofl ).  Is there anything in the tank living other than the cycle?  :lol 


  3. That is a lot of diatoms! :o  Do you have a light on the tank?  

    That's a huge tank!! :rofl  I was going to suggest warming some water on the stove to add in with your cold tap water to keep the temp from dropping so low but that'd be a lot of water!  After your next WC, don't add any ammonia and test the nitrite.  Let's see how far down it goes with a WC.  You may want to skip adding ammonia . . . :idont 

    Are you getting any nitrate?


  4. I don't see a pic. :idont   Also please fill out the following form so we can get a more complete idea of what may be wrong.  Thanks!

     

    • Test Results for the Following:
      • * Ammonia Level(Tank)
      • * Nitrite Level(Tank)
      • * Nitrate level(Tank)
      • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
      • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
      • * Nitrate level(Tap)
      • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
      • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
      • Other Required Info:
        • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
        • * Water temperature?
        • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
        • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
        • * How often do you change the water and how much?
    • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?
    • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
    • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
    • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
    • * Any new fish added to the tank?
    • * Any medications added to the tank?
    • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
    • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
    • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

  5. I don't think those are hard water deposits.  Hard water deposits usually form above water or at the air-water interface.  They are also hard to get off, usually requiring scraping or the use of vinegar.  That looks like biofilm to me which is completely harmless. :D 

     

    Happy cycling! :teehee


  6. :hi and welcome!  Cute fish! :D

     

    Please fill out the following form as completely as possible.  Also could you include another picture that shows the white string?  

    • Test Results for the Following:
      • * Ammonia Level(Tank)
      • * Nitrite Level(Tank)
      • * Nitrate level(Tank)
      • * Ammonia Level(Tap)
      • * Nitrite Level(Tap)
      • * Nitrate level(Tap)
      • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
      • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
      • Other Required Info:
        • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?
        • * Water temperature?
        • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?
        • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?
        • * How often do you change the water and how much?
    • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?
    • * How many fish in the tank and their size?
    • * What kind of water additives or conditioners?
    • * What do you feed your fish and how often?
    • * Any new fish added to the tank?
    • * Any medications added to the tank?
    • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.
    • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?
    • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

     

     

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