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Thread: New Tank - Help Please ?
03-20-2013, 11:12 AM #11
Spring water has no chlorates so the water does not need to be treated.
Stay away from neons and cardinals until the tank is mature (cycled and other fish are established and doing well.) These type of tetra's tend to need very clean water to do well. That said, change at least 1/3 of your tank's water at least once a week. Get a water parameter measuring kit - this should have a nitrate, ammonia, nitrite, and pH capability. Get a liquid test kit(s), never strips.
The key to healthy fish are large/freq. water changes and never over feeding. Don't change out the critical bio-media in the filter once it is cycled. That holds all the bacteria that purifies/converts deadly fish waste into safer nitrates. The weekly water changes keeps the nitrates low (no common filter removes nitrates.)
Best of luck but fish keeping does not need luck - just water changes.
03-20-2013, 01:01 PM #12
Before making fish suggestions we need to know the dimensions of that tank. Some fish suggested already would appreciate length, which a hex tank doesn't usually have. Unless the HOB you find has longer extensions, I would also suggest a canister filter so you can get the intake lower into the water column so there are no circulation dead spots at the bottom of the tank.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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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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03-20-2013, 10:02 PM #13
Last edited by gronlaura; 03-20-2013 at 10:09 PM.My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin Leopard & Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Amano Shrimp, maybe a Mystery Snail
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