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  1. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Oh thank goodness...... My mind jumped straight...

    Oh thank goodness...... My mind jumped straight to something bad, and the more i researched it, the more people say that is a parasite, or a sign of a parasite. But, I think my mini stroke is...
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    Really?!? wow, i am having a mini stroke here....

    Really?!? wow, i am having a mini stroke here. This is crazy. I barely went this crazy when my daughter was born.
  3. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Okay, I may have a problem with one of the...

    Okay, I may have a problem with one of the platy's. It may be nothing, but I have no idea being a new owner. There appears to be a string coming out of one of them. Here are some images.

    Can...
  4. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Well they have successfully been added to the...

    Well they have successfully been added to the aquarium. I am keeping the lights off and will wait the full 24 hours to feed them. They are slowly coming out and exploring a bit more since I added...
  5. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Awesome. Thanks!

    Awesome. Thanks!
  6. Thread: Beginner Help

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    How long after I introduce the platy's to the...

    How long after I introduce the platy's to the tank should I feed them? I have read conflicting stories across the internet. Some say they should be fed a few hours after introducing them to the tank...
  7. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Well, I am home. I purchased 3 red wag platy's....

    Well, I am home. I purchased 3 red wag platy's. They are floating in the tank now. Hopefully, I will have better luck this time.
  8. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Okay, that is cool. I am just trying to be a...

    Okay, that is cool. I am just trying to be a cautious as possible.... Also on a side-note my pleco just ate an algae wafer. Maybe he is going to make it after all.
  9. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Sounds great, and just to make sure before I go...

    Sounds great, and just to make sure before I go and add any of the platys that we have talked about. This is how I will be adding the fish to the tank, is this an accurate description of how it...
  10. Thread: Beginner Help

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    That sounds just about like my luck...

    That sounds just about like my luck actually.....I swear no luck would be better than my luck most of the time. And no, I don't think I want to put him back in the 5.5 gallon. The only reason I asked...
  11. Thread: new 20 gal.

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    Welcome to the community. Being new to this...

    Welcome to the community. Being new to this community and to this hobby, I can tell you that this is one of the best communities I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. Very helpful, and...
  12. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Well, it's morning now. I am a little worried...

    Well, it's morning now. I am a little worried about the pleco. He is still moving around a bit and stuff, but he never even touched the zucchini i put into the tank last night. I am not sure if he is...
  13. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Sounds great. To a point I have an engineers...

    Sounds great. To a point I have an engineers mentality. If I have a range that I need to be within, I try to be as close to the middle as possible. i.e. 6.8 - 7.5 -- the middle of that is ~ 7.15.
    ...
  14. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Thanks. Never heard of drip acclimating before...

    Thanks. Never heard of drip acclimating before now. Doing some research on it now. Well it is good to know that I can leave the wafers in there. I was told if they don't eat it within an hour or two...
  15. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Sounds great. I have the algae wafers but I...

    Sounds great. I have the algae wafers but I dropped one in earlier and he never touched it. I took it out after about 2 hours. I thought I would leave the zucchini in overnight as was suggested by...
  16. Thread: Beginner Help

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    The Seachams Prime is what I have been using. I...

    The Seachams Prime is what I have been using. I just turned the light off on the tank and placed a slice of zucchini in the tank for the pleco. I am hoping that he will at least eat something. I...
  17. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Thanks for all of your help folks. This has been...

    Thanks for all of your help folks. This has been a truly trying experience for me. Although all of the Tiger Barbs have passed, it was much, much worse for me to watch them each get sick and pass. I...
  18. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Yes I am. I am using Prime: Freshwater &...

    Yes I am. I am using Prime: Freshwater & Saltwater.

    http://www.amazon.com/Seachem-433-Prime-500ml/dp/B00025694O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353276969&sr=8-1&keywords=prime+dechlorinator

    This is a...
  19. Thread: Beginner Help

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    pH = 7.5 ammonia = < 0.25 nitrite = 0.0...

    pH = 7.5
    ammonia = < 0.25
    nitrite = 0.0
    nitrate = 0.0
    temp = 78 deg F

    Is there anything else that I need to check on? All four tiger barbs have died now. The pleco still seems to be fine for...
  20. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Thanks fishmommie, My wife ran to a local...

    Thanks fishmommie,

    My wife ran to a local aquarium shop to see what they think and if there is anything we need to treat the fish, but I don't think it will matter. He is slipping very quickly. I...
  21. Thread: Beginner Help

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    He is now sinking to the bottom of the tank,...

    He is now sinking to the bottom of the tank, upside down. He is just laying there. His gills are moving and he is trying to swim, from time to time he swims a few inches away and stops, and then...
  22. Thread: Beginner Help

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    I think the rest of my Tiger Barbs are fading....

    I think the rest of my Tiger Barbs are fading. After the water change this morning. It lowered the ammonia level down to less than .25 ppm, the pH is still the same at 7.5, nitrite is at 0 ppm. My...
  23. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Yes, and I do understand that no matter how hard...

    Yes, and I do understand that no matter how hard we try from time to time that sometimes the fish are going to die. Fortunately, I am a patient person. And, despite the unfortunate issue this...
  24. Thread: Beginner Help

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    The pH in the old tank and the new tank were and...

    The pH in the old tank and the new tank were and still are identical at right around 7.5. I did not swap the fish from the old tank to the new tank before making sure the pH was the same and the...
  25. Thread: Beginner Help

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    Well I feel horribly. I woke up this morning and...

    Well I feel horribly. I woke up this morning and one of the tiger barbs didn't make it. I have tested the water. When I tested the water, I got this:

    7.5 pH
    ~ 0.25 ppm ammonia
    0.00 ppm nitrite
    ...
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