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  1. Thread: No BB

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    Wow! That seems like a really long time. I was...

    Wow! That seems like a really long time. I was hoping to put them in this weekend. That will be the 3 week mark for the quarantine, They all look good are are growing very quickly. I look at their...
  2. Thread: No BB

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    It has been a week since I got new babies. I took...

    It has been a week since I got new babies. I took Slaphppy's advice and got 6 Black Neons and 6 Glowlights to start with. I did not want to overwhelm my quarantine tank. The water parameters have...
  3. Thread: No BB

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    My 75g is filtered with a Fluval 406 Canister.I...

    My 75g is filtered with a Fluval 406 Canister.I just tested 20 g quarantine and Ammonia is 0ppm, Nitrite 0ppm, Ph 7.4, Nitrate is between 5ppm and 10ppm, temp is 74f. The ph is slightly higher than...
  4. Thread: No BB

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    My 75 g is at 74f. Yes it has fish in it. I...

    My 75 g is at 74f. Yes it has fish in it. I upgraded from a 36g to the 75g in January of this year. I currently have 10 Black Neon Tetras, 8 Glolight Tetras, and 5 Peppered Corys. Except for a...
  5. Thread: No BB

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    You all were right as usual! My Nitrate is 20ppm,...

    You all were right as usual! My Nitrate is 20ppm, Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0. I tested for the Nitrates the first time the Ammonia went to zero, and there were none. I just assumed that I HAD to see...
  6. Thread: No BB

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    I added ammonia 3 days ago. The ammonia is 0...

    I added ammonia 3 days ago. The ammonia is 0 today, but still no nitrites. This is the third time this has happened in the past 3 months. I have never had nitrites yet the ammonia is going away. I...
  7. Thread: No BB

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    I was wondering if this should be made into a...

    I was wondering if this should be made into a journal. Okay. Now 2 more months have gone by and still no BB. My ammonia has dropped to zero 3 times over the past 3 months with no nitrites ever. I...
  8. Thread: No BB

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    After 24 hours, the ph of my tap water was 7.4ppm...

    After 24 hours, the ph of my tap water was 7.4ppm which is down from between 7.6ppm and 7.8ppm yesterday. I remembered last night that I had a low Ph problem when I cycled my 36g 2 years ago. I read...
  9. Thread: No BB

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    So now another month has passed and still no BB....

    So now another month has passed and still no BB. Ammonia remains between 1 and 2 ppm per Api master test kit. My ph has dropped to 6.0 per same testing kit. Temp is still 82. I've had to add water a...
  10. Thread: Ph Fluctuation

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    Which would be better? Using the potassium...

    Which would be better? Using the potassium bicarbonate or more frequent water changes? Not sure I want to start adding things to my tank unless absolutely necessary. I am worried about my Corys. I...
  11. Thread: Ph Fluctuation

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    Ph Fluctuation

    Hi. I have a 75g freshwater tank that has been set up for about two months. I transferred everything from my 36g when I got this tank. 75g has a fluval 406 Canister and is not planted. Water temp...
  12. Thread: No BB

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    No BB

    Hi. I have been trying to do a fishless cycle in my 20g quarantine tank for about a month now. I used Prime on the water I added, used Dr.Tims ammonia and turned my heater up to 82f. My ammonia...
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    Canister cleaning

    Hi. I recently got a Fluval 406 Canister Filter for my new 75g freshwater aquarium. How often do I need to clean the media? I've done it twice and it was very clean. I only have 10 Glolight Tetras,...
  14. Thread: Ammonia Spike

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    Happy Day! No ammonia in my tank. Much thanks...

    Happy Day! No ammonia in my tank. Much thanks again to Rocksor and Slaphappy7 for your expert advice. I learned yet another valuable lesson from both of you. Everything should go well now. As soon...
  15. Thread: Ammonia Spike

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    It is a nozzle. It's the one that comes with a...

    It is a nozzle. It's the one that comes with a Fluval 406 canister. I will try adjusting it again without submerging it. Would a spray bar be better?
  16. Thread: Ammonia Spike

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    I will add some Prime right now. I will also...

    I will add some Prime right now. I will also check ammonia again in a bit The fish seem fine and show no signs of distress. I feel stupid because I knew the BB needed surface agitation. You and...
  17. Thread: Ammonia Spike

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    I moved the nozzle so there is surface movement...

    I moved the nozzle so there is surface movement again. I tested the water and it appears to be a little below 0.25 ppm so it is less than last night. Will the increased surface agitation solve the...
  18. Thread: Ammonia Spike

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    I left the old pads in and just added new ones....

    I left the old pads in and just added new ones. My old filter was an HOB so I just took the Media out of it and put it into the canister. There is not a lot of surface movement since I moved the...
  19. Thread: Ammonia Spike

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    Ammonia Spike

    I moved my fish into a new 75g from a 36g on 1/12. I used the old substrate and put the old media into my new fluval 406. I tested every day for the first week and everything was fine. I tested two...
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    Hi. I need to know if the Output nozzle for the...

    Hi. I need to know if the Output nozzle for the Fluval 406 can be submerged below the water level. Also, is the Fluval FX6 nozzle submersible? And is the nozzle for the Fluval Vicenza/Vinezia...
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    Fluval 406 Canister output too noisy

    Hi. Does anyone know if a spray bar would reduce the output noise on my fluval 406 canister and if so, do they even make one? I know I can reduce the flow, but I am trying to avoid that. Also, can...
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    I just tested the water and all parameters good....

    I just tested the water and all parameters good. ) 0 ammonia,0 Nitrites, Nitrate 5, ph 7.8. Those numbers are the same for the last year and a half. I will keep testing everyday for the next week and...
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    Phew! What a relief to know my idea was okay...

    Phew! What a relief to know my idea was okay because the website was down this morning and I just went ahead and put the old water, old substrate, and old filter media in the tank and put the fish...
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    Going from 36g to 75 g

    Hi. I'm not sure if this should be a new thread or not, but here goes. I discovered that my 36g bowfront has a crack in the front and was told in another post that it would probably get worse. I just...
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    Definitely one of them was a crack. I just did my...

    Definitely one of them was a crack. I just did my weekly cleaning and one of the lines has gone sideways since yesterday. I just got back from doing something crazy. I went out to buy a new tank and...
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