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Thread: Need some help
12-12-2012, 05:34 PM #31
The small ammonia spike appeared two days after I added the fish, wen through about a day of a small nitrite spike then it was gone which caused an increase in nitrates which I resolved with a water change.Did another water change about a week later which is the last one I did. At that time nitrates were 10 ppm, water change dropped them to five ppm. Rest of the tests were good.
As for the filtration, I rinsed the Aqueon filter cartridge gently in removed tank water and reinstalled it. I also have a Hydro-Sponge IV(80 gallon rated) in the tank that's been running for four weeks. Plenty of BB.
12-12-2012, 06:08 PM #32
and your water parameters are steady now? I would test daily for about a week. sounds like your good now....dunno much about aqueon filters...if you dont have enough turnover that might be an issue as well.
12-12-2012, 09:23 PM #33
I don't think the small ammonia spike caused the death, fish was fine until night of the water change. I have eight Corys and a Pleco in there that have been fine. Between the Aqueon 50, a Fluval U1 and the Sponge, I'm turning over enough water.
12-12-2012, 11:03 PM #34
0Originally Posted by Dave Waits
Starting to wonder if it wasn't just a problem with those 2 fish - perhaps they were weak to begin with in a way that wasn't visible to you
12-12-2012, 11:41 PM #35