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    Thanks for the feedback. The water chemistry...

    Thanks for the feedback. The water chemistry levels have been pretty good. I think I'm going to let it go for a bit, but if it starts to get really green, I may try the nerite snail. Especially if...
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    Algae in fry tank.

    Hello all,

    I have a healthy group of platy's in my 20g high tank. 3 females and one male adult & 7 growing fry from a batch dropped back in April. About every 30 days I get a batch of fry. I...
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    For my batches, it seems to take about 60-90 days...

    For my batches, it seems to take about 60-90 days before I'm comfortable moving them up. I'm starting to leave them in the fry tank as long as I can, and then move them when a new batch of fry that...
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    I had this same experience with ammo-lock. It...

    I had this same experience with ammo-lock. It apparently de-toxified the water, but the readings seemed to be the same.

    Only through water changes was I ever able to get the ammonia levels down. ...
  5. I think the OP's question is a good one, and one...

    I think the OP's question is a good one, and one that I often ponder.

    Due to the arrangement and bioload of my tank, I'm always showing 0 0 0 on my chemistry. These values are checked 2 times a...
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    Feeding: Routine or Random?

    Hi All,

    Hope you're having a good day.

    Just working through some constipation (& maybe parasite) issues with my platy's. I'm learning that they're really hogs and have no self control. A...
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    Seems to me the hardest part is knowing WHEN to...

    Seems to me the hardest part is knowing WHEN to segregate the pregnant mom. I've gotten lucky once and observed one of my Platy's dropping fry and got her into the breeder quick enough to save 21...
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    Cool, thanks for your suggestions. I'm...

    Cool, thanks for your suggestions.

    I'm comfortable doing the changes weekly .. they just don't seem to be necessary with this small a group of fish. Worth keeping an eye on for certain.
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    Friends for breeding Platy's?

    Hi All,

    Thanks for all the help I've gotten here in the past. My tank has recovered from a catastrophe late last year, and I'm in some stable territory the past few months.

    After we had a...
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    No other fish in the 10 gallon. It's generally...

    No other fish in the 10 gallon. It's generally set up as my quarantine tank and there's no activity in there.

    It has a sponge filter so there's minimal current. I'm not certain on the cycle .....
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    Platy fry: How soon to move?

    Hello all,

    After recovering from a catastrophe in my tank (detailed in the following 2 links
    Here and Here). I've stabilized my 20gh tank and we're about a month or so in with 4 new mickey...
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    Well, it seems I'm free to make the change away...

    Well, it seems I'm free to make the change away from UGF. Was away for a 1 day trip Thursday, and got back to find the remaining Dalmations had perished. So the plague is complete. I now need to...
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    First off, thanks for taking the time. I...

    First off, thanks for taking the time. I appreciate it.


    The fish I lost while cycling, I attribute to inexperience and slow reaction times on the wc's the first time through. Once that was...
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    Is a powerhead & sponge filter sufficient for a...

    Is a powerhead & sponge filter sufficient for a 20g High? Seems like a pretty easy & cheap transition to make.
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    Thank you for a nice reply packed with little...

    Thank you for a nice reply packed with little bits that I've been thinking about and worried about.

    I hate meddling with this so much .. and I do think that I'm probably making it worse in a...
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    Rebuilding from Catastrophe

    Hello.

    I've documented some problems in an earlier thread found here:

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=57841

    I'm sad to report that I'm in the midst of a total...
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    I'm using a submersible powerhead on one tower...

    I'm using a submersible powerhead on one tower with an undergravel filter. It makes a decent current & top surface agitation is pretty good.

    Does that still require an airstone in this case? I...
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    Thanks for your input. It's getting worse now....

    Thanks for your input.

    It's getting worse now. After a day of stability .. the tank crashed a bit this morning. I had been doing 25% water changes & medication.

    Last night I pulled 2 fry out...
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    1 Marigold Platy passed .. but 2 new fry.

    Ok .. so an update on where things stand .. for the moment.

    Saturday was a difficult day to watch. Did another WC, and the lethargy and hanging out in the bottom corners just continued. Started...
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    Doesn't seem fuzzy at all, that I can tell. ...

    Doesn't seem fuzzy at all, that I can tell.

    I'm using Omega One flake fish food .. run of the mill. And all of the fish do still come out and eat when fed. Pretty active tank after eating.

    In...
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    Sticky: can the image associated with the OP be...

    can the image associated with the OP be re-posted? I'd like to understand this, but there's some sort of photobucket error.
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    I agree it's hard to tell .. the photos are bad....

    I agree it's hard to tell .. the photos are bad.

    In the top picture it's easiest to see, between and above the eyes .. the darkish discoloraton .. in person it appears to be brown, but in the...
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    Here are some images tonight .. from cell phone. ...

    Here are some images tonight .. from cell phone. Seems like spots .. velvet?

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4294845120_711eb40fb3.jpg
    ...
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    I'm going to do that Friday if I can get out .....

    I'm going to do that Friday if I can get out .. but what are the chances I have 2 bad test kits? I have two relatively new API kits, and I get consistent results.
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    Don't apologize .. I need the help .. and thanks....

    Don't apologize .. I need the help .. and thanks.

    When I got the 2 new mollies, the older molly was chasing one of the others around and "sniffing butt" for a couple of days, but generally all the...
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