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    lol, forgot about the pleco in there (and Danios). It's a tough situation you're in. I hope you figure out the water heater issue and get that nailed down.
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  2. #42

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    I am not to sure, but I think I see hard water scale on the faucets. I battle this constantly. My water is so hard, we nearly need to use a chisel to get off a chunk to drink it.

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    Do you flush your hot water heater every 6 months to get rid of the mineral build up at the bottom? How old is this water heater?

    Common and Sailfin plecos, as well as giant danios can withstand a temperature swing of around 5 degrees.

  4. #44

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    I don't flush it every 6 months but when I have done it in the past it was unproductive - no noticeable sediment and no improvement afterward. The water heater is 17 years old so it's nearing the end of its lifespan. I believe the problem is a cracked dip tube - the tube that makes sure the new cold water entering the heater does not mix with the hot water at the top - and I'm going to attempt to repair that on Saturday.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras
    75 gallon community tank: black skirt tetras, danios, bronze corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

  5. #45

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    for the help - smaug Happy Father's Day! - Aminax awesome tank in TOTM - Lady Hobbs Good guess! - Lab_Rat To match your Super speed LOL - 850R 
    Cool contest! - Wild Turkey Great shrimp advice - Wild Turkey You have the patience of a rock - Aeonflame Happy 5th Anniversary - Aminax Thanks! - Scrup 
    Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - Brhino 

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    The water heater repair was a great success... roughly tripled the hot water capacity by replacing a single part. I did a water change with the basement faucet on the loach tank, and the water temperature was stable over the entire fill, with no fish loss. I would say the problem has been identified and solved. Unfortunate that it cost me 5 loaches though.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras
    75 gallon community tank: black skirt tetras, danios, bronze corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

  6. #46

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    Forgive me for posting late but I just wanted to throw out a request for an update and a sending of well wishes your way!
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    I, too, would be interested to know if the issue is resolved.
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  8. #48

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    for the help - smaug Happy Father's Day! - Aminax awesome tank in TOTM - Lady Hobbs Good guess! - Lab_Rat To match your Super speed LOL - 850R 
    Cool contest! - Wild Turkey Great shrimp advice - Wild Turkey You have the patience of a rock - Aeonflame Happy 5th Anniversary - Aminax Thanks! - Scrup 
    Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - Brhino 

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    Seems to have been resolved. I haven't had any further issues and I'm working on restocking the loach school.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras
    75 gallon community tank: black skirt tetras, danios, bronze corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

  9. #49

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    Good luck!
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Glad to hear you got everything worked out.
    If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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