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    Ammonia : 1.0 now
    Thank you all so much for replying!!! Helped me a lot. I took my betta to a store today. They said that he has fungus and gave me some API fungus infection treatment in a bottle. It's a seven day treatment. He said to put it in and remove all active carbon and biological filters and just add floss pad and foam till the medication period is over. I have bio max in my fluval. So should I remove the bio max as well? Or just the active carbon. The bottle says to remove active carbon but doesn't mention bio max at all. I jus dont want to contaminate the bio max or eliminate the medication to fast.
    ALSO I bought a 25 gallon tall for the danios. CAN I put gouramies with them?? Drawf gouramies to be exact.

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    The danios are pearl danios and they look fine health wise but their fast movement and shiny scales makes it hard to tell but im probably moving them soon. What about tetras and cardinals? (As a replacement)

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    Only the carbon will affect the medication. Leave everything else in.

    I'm still of the school that frequent and large water changed will solve the problem. Generally when a fish gets fungus, it's water quality issues.
    again - you need to be making 50 - 75% water changes daily for 2 reason.

    1: your ammonia is extremely high! 1.pmm is toxic and can be fatal to fish if they are subjected to it for any length of time. keep making those large water changes until your ammonia is .25ppm. any time it goes above that, do a water change until your cycle is complete.
    2: good water quality is the best thing to cure a fungal infection.

    If you decide to use the medication, then be sure to read the instructions and see if you need to add more doses when you do the water changes. And please be aware, the medication is not a substitute for water changes which is the most important thing for your fish right now.

    as for replacing the danios - you need to concentrate on getting your tank cycled before you add any more fish. when that is complete - possibly within a month or 6 weeks if you keep up with your water changes, then you can think about adding some tetras. I would again urge you to read the stickie on cycling and the free e-books that can help you understand the biological cycle and the harm done to fish if ammonia and or nitrites are allowed to climb above .25 ppms

    For your new 20 gallon, could I suggest that you cycle that tank without fish? Again, check out the stickie for fishless cycling. It's easy and much faster than cycling with fish and no fish will have to go through what your fish are going through now.
    As for dwarf gouramis in the new tank - generally you can only get by with 1 per tank (no matter what the fish store tells you) when they are juveniles they may get a long fine but they will mature fast and then they get ornery with each other and most likely one of them will end up dead. Also bettas and gouramis are not good tank mates.
    good luck
    Last edited by fishmommie; 04-11-2013 at 12:24 AM.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Ok so the medication says 5 ml every day for 10 gallon tanks for seven days. Then do a 25% water change on the 8th day. I just added the medication. So should I do a water change tonight and add some in? And when I change water where should the level of water come down on the tank? A inch or like 3 inches?

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    unless you get the ammonia down, your fish are most likely not going to survive. 50% means you take the water down to half of what would fill the tank. 75% would leave only 1/4th of the water in the tank.
    it's much more important for you to get the ammonia down right now than treat with medication for fungus that may or may not do any good. the ammonia is the major issue. It can kill. the fungus will also improve with nothing but water changes.
    If it were my tank, I'd do a 75% water change right now, forget the medication and in the morning test your ammonia level. If it's still above .25 do anther large water change. once you get that stabilized then you can start the medication again if you want
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Get that ammonia out of there before treating that tank.

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    Getting ready for a 50% water change with conditioned water will post video soon.

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    50% w/c will only lower your ammonia to .50. Still too high.
    I'd do 75% and hope to get it down to .25.
    good luck
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    There should be a pic attached. Nitrate went through the roof :,( but ammonia is better, so I might only lose a bamboo shrimp. The ph went down a little. Are these good results????

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    Pic isn't working



    Zen tank April 5th 2013
    Ph : 8.2
    Ammonia : .50 - .70
    Nitrite : 0
    Nitrate : .0

    April 7, 2013
    Ph : 7.8
    Ammonia : .5
    Nitrate : 5

    April 9th
    Ammonia : 1.0
    Ph : 7.9
    Nitrate : 0
    Nitrite : 0

    April 10th
    Nitrite : 0
    Nitrate : 8
    Ammonia : .5
    PH : 7.7

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