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I suggest a road trip to Portland. The Wet Spot is one of the best fish stores on the west coast.
If you know exactly what you want, The Wet Spot also ships fish, if you don't want to drive.
Holes in the leaves usually means potassium deficiency.
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Aragonite sand or crushed coral substrates will raise the pH. So will some rocks, such as limestone. What do you have in your tank, other than fish and water?
Yes, that's a low KH. Certain types of clay substrates, among other things, will remove at least some of the carbonates from the water, which will then cause the pH to drop. The crushed coral in...
One suggestion, though. Put more water in it! :shappy: I like to put enough water in so the water line is above the plastic trim, so there's no visible water line.
10-19-2012, 01:58 AM
As long as the pH stays up above about 6.5, then there will be no problems with the cycling. And just FYI, the KH of the water here in Seattle is around 1-2 degrees. Most people in other parts of...
That is WAY too much Prime. .75 fluid ounces equals 22 ml. The directions state 5 ml (one capful) per 50 gallons. You are using roughly 40 times too much Prime.
10-15-2012, 08:29 PM
My assassins have assassinated hundreds and hundreds of snails, but I've never actually witnessed them doing the deed even once. They are like ninjas.
Petco has $1 per gallon sales twice a year.
Okay that makes more sense. Just keep waiting, and do whatever water changes are necessary to keep the ammonia below .25 ppm.
I have also ordered from that same seller, and can recommend them highly!
If you have sand and not gravel, then yeah if you want to get rid of the snails, it's probably easier to start fresh.
As for the plants, you can kill the snail eggs without killing the plants by...
If you already have a gravel vacuum and a garden hose, you can make your own water changer for just a few dollars with some parts from the hardware store.
For draining the tank, attach one of...
As for the snails, there are many varieties of desirable snails, but these aren't. These are a nuisance, and will reproduce like crazy and overrun your tank.
To not inherit his snails, you'll...
Ah so that's the filter for the main tank you have running on that small tank? Did you keep the filter media wet (the sponges, bags, or cartridges that the water flows through inside the filter)...
For fish species, I see:
A few varieties of platies
Albino corydoras catfish
Peppered corydoras catfish
10-08-2012, 02:29 AM
Awesome, glad everything is going well!
More plants is always good for the fish. The plants will consume both ammonia and nitrates.
There is a lot of debate about whether the bacteria in a...
No idea why, I'm not a microbiologist. But I've heard this many times from people who know more about planted tanks than me, and now I'm repeating it to you. :)
Wow that's quite the gift!
To just echo what Trillianne said, if the tank is currently up and running at its current location with fish in it, then keep the filter media wet when you transfer to...
You need a school of 6+ for them to be happy.
Since you have a planted tank, don't let the nitrates bottom out, or else you'll get BGA. Keep nitrates up in the 10-20 ppm range. Try not to let it drop below 5 ppm.
10-05-2012, 05:15 AM
Since your fish all look healthy when you go to bed (I'm assuming), and you wake up to a dead fish (or two), could it be aggression from another fish during the night that's killing them?
A cheap way to up your lighting is to use a couple clamp lights like these:
CFL's work well on 10 gallon tanks. And they're cheap!
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