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12-01-2012, 04:00 AM
Thanks for the reply. All good ideas, and I'll definitely pick up one of those.
Coincidentally, right after I wrote that first post, I walked by the tank, and there was the shrimp, perched...
11-29-2012, 11:28 AM
I have a 10 gallon tank with 2 guppies in it, and a few months ago I added a bamboo shrimp. I'll admit I didn't do the homework I should have before adding the shrimp... I just saw him at...
06-23-2012, 01:08 AM
Interesting point about the filter. It came in a kit with the 10 gallon tank, so I imagine that's what they think its rated for. Flow looks plenty strong to me, actually blew the fish around a bit...
06-22-2012, 11:03 PM
Ok, thanks... yeah, I can see how trying to adjust pH could turn troublesome, I'd much rather leave it be if the fish will tolerate it.
About the "plants", what would I be looking for? There's...
06-22-2012, 08:56 AM
Quick update: I picked up one of the API master test kits on the way home today and finally had a chance to try it out. I didn't have a lot of confidence in the strip tests, they were just tough to...
06-22-2012, 01:42 AM
Ok, thanks... I'll finish cycling and try again. If the next ones die I'm going to be concerned!
06-21-2012, 07:58 PM
Yep, I will definitely cycle fully before adding more fish. But do you think that's enough? I mean, if something other than ammonia/nitrites killed them, I guess I still need to figure out what. ...
06-21-2012, 05:46 PM
This test kit - I forget the brand, I'm not home - has strips that test the other levels on one strip, then a separate set of strips that just test ammonia. You dip a water sample into a test tube...
06-21-2012, 03:28 PM
LadyHobbs, thanks for those links.* The fishless cycle article is what brought me here in the first place, good stuff, thanks.
Dizzy, that's my concern exactly.* Maybe it was 2 days before...
06-21-2012, 02:48 AM
First of all, fantastic forum here! I found it a few days ago and have been reading like crazy. Thanks to all who share their knowledge and experience on here!
Now, here's my deal: I...
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