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  1. Its been a while since I have been on. I got out of keeping goldfish because I kept killing them and I didn't know why. Now, we have 2 blood parrots and they have ich. We also have 5 neon tetras and 1 pleco in the tank with them. Is the solution for ich the same as for the goldfish? 1 teaspoon per gallon every 12 hours and raise the temp? Thanks, K
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    Like I siad above I wanted to make sure that I have the salt formula down before I start treating. Its 1 teaspoon per gallon every 12 hours, 3 times. I can never keep this straight for some reason. So, I have a 29 gallon so I would put 29 teaspoons 3 times every 12 hours. That just seems like so much to me. Thanks!
  3. I filled it out too and submitted a pic of my tank! I can't wait to get my goodies. I will post back when I get them. Thanks for the link Kiya!
  4. It looks to me about the size of my 29 gallon. I haven't been out to fill it up yet, its cleaning day and I just haven't gotten a chance to yet.
  5. This morning when I left to take the boys to daycare I noticed that my neighbor had put an aquarium out by the road for trash pickup. I HAVE to stop and look if I ever see a finstank by the road, which is not very often. Most of the ones that I have seen are broken. Adam did, however, find a perfectly usable 10 gallon not too long ago. Anyway, when I got back home I stopped to look at it and talked to my neighbor and he said that I could take it. They had bought it from a lady and all they wanted out of it was the fish. Lucky for me! But, I noticed that it has a crack in it. Its on the outside but you can't fell it on the inside. I am going to fill it up and see if it will hold water. I am still excited though. I hope that its OK. Here are some pics of it A Shot Of The Crack Not sure what the tape is for. Wish me luck!
  6. My question is what you plan on doing with the old ones if you are getting new ones? Just curious.
  7. Paul-Sorry it has taken me so long to post back. It has been crazy at work, as usaual! He was not breathing when I found him stuck to the filter. My other fish are still doing very well, no signs of illness. I am keeping a close watch on them. I bought some frozen green peas yesterday and gave them a whirl. They scarffed them up, just loved them. Still haven't gotten by the LFS for sinking pellets, but have plans too. Thanks for all you help. Kim
  8. Thanks Pixie and Toothless for your suggestions. Unfortunately, I found Brody stuck to the filter intake this morning. I really wished I would have turned it off now. But, I know that's not good either. I purchased more pH buffer today, so I plan on doing a waterchange tonight. My other fish are still doing very well. They were doing so good too. I had had them for almost twon months. If anyone remembers all my fish that died before we figured out about the pH I lost 5 in as many weeks. So, its a very sad day. EDIT-Also, thanks for the suggestions about the food. I all ready have some frozen bloodworms but haven't feed them any in a while. Friday I will pick up some sinking pellets and some peas. I might all ready have some of those, I will have to check the freezer. Is there any certain brand of pellets that are better than the others? I am working very hard to keep my fish happy and healty and I want to get what's best for them. Thanks again, Kim
  9. I forgot to add that the pH from the tap is usually superlow, it hardly registers on with the test. I think that because its testing so at 7.0 right now we are going to go ahead and do a waterchange to try to get rid of some of the nitrates. I am out of pH adjuster so that's why I am so reluctant to change the water without it. I lost a lot of fish before we figured out what was killing them. I just read that this might help with SBD.
  10. Test Results for the Following: Ammonia Level? 0ppm Nitrite Level? 0ppm Nitrate level? 10ppm Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)? 7.0 Ph Level out of the Tap? 7.0 Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running? 29 gallons, its been running for aprox. 5 months What is the name and size of the filter/s? AquaClear 110 How often do you change the water and how much? 1x per week about 25% How many fish in the tank and their size? 2, The floating ranchu about 2.5", 1 ryunkin 3", 1 pearlscale 1.5" What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime with waterchanges, Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Proper pH with waterchanges to stabalize my pH Any medications added to the tank? none Add any new fish to the tank? no What do you feed your fish? Hikari Flakes, soaked first in tankwater Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt", bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? no Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, ect..? I just finished supper with the family and turned on the aquarium light to feed my fish and noticed my ranchu Brody was stading on his head floating near the top of the aquarium. Normally, this is how I thought he was sleeping, but he would get near the bottom by the rocks and float with his head down. I have never seen this behavior before. I am thinking that it might be SBD but I am not 100%. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  11. I think that its important to get one as soon as you possibly can. I am not sure about Pet Co, but if you have a vvvvv in your town you can print the price from the website and they will match it at the store. I would aslso reccomend that you get the liquid drop kind. By printing the page from the website I save $18.00 on mine. I would just keep an eye on the fish and keep up with partial water changes.
  12. This thread might get moved the the disease/doagnosis section. Your fish may very well be sleeping. I have a ranchu that sleeps floating with his head toward the gravel. I freaked out the first time I saw this behavior and thought something was very wrong with him. This also has to do with I lost 4 fish before I figured out that my pH was extremely low and it was making them very sick. Or it might be a water quality issue. Like the problem that I was having wtih my fish. Although, it would take a couple of weeks before I noticed anything was really wrong with my fish. Do you have a test kit for you aquarium? Posting the tests results would be very helpful.
  13. A gravel vacuum is a great investment for anyone with an aquarium. You can use it with the bucket or look into the python system. The python will fill and drain your tank, and clean the grave. This is what I use for my tanks. As for the clody water, this sounds like a bacterial bloom to me. This is a normal part of any new tank and it means that you benefical bacterial is starting to grow. If you added anything else to you tank, like a pH adjuster, this could account for the couldy water also. I have to add this to my tank and it gets cloudy for about 24 hours and then clears up.
  14. I agree with the fishless cycle method. It is very hard on any kind of fish during the cycle. I had sqeezing from a filter from an all ready establised tank and my tank cycled in about 3 weeks. Its really to best way to go.
  15. If you want to save a few bucks on the filter floss go to a craft store and by cotton batting, the stuff for pillows. You can get a huge bag for half the price and it works just as good. Its a tip I picked up here!
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