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Thread: praecox rainbow

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    I have rainbows that have been breeding all over the place everyone is fine except this one adult male i think, he is gasping at the top of the tank just him nobody else. is there a problem with him. Water conditions are fine ammonia 0 nitrates 0 nitrates 40ppm.

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    You have nitrAtes listed twice, what is actually 40 ppm?

    If nitrItes are 0 and nitrAtes are 40, I would do a water change to get the nitrAtes to 20 ppm or lower...

    What size tank?...what kind of filtration?
    Last edited by Slaphppy7; 05-23-2013 at 07:20 PM.
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    I have a 75 gallon tank, my nitrites are 0 my nitrates 40 ppm i have a Hob tetra whisper ex 70 like i said he is the only one gasping the other fish swimming and having fun.

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    Mine did that before they died. I actually euthanized 2 of them. They have sensitive gills and if there is gill damage this is what they do. Could be your high nitrates - also check your hardness. If it is too low, they will have a problem. My dGH was at 4 and I slowly raised it to 10. My water params were 0/0/10. I checked each fish after it passed and there were no signs of illness, yet I still lost them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aqua1 View Post
    I have a 75 gallon tank, my nitrites are 0 my nitrates 40 ppm i have a Hob tetra whisper ex 70 like i said he is the only one gasping the other fish swimming and having fun.
    First off, alot of the people here will tell you that you need 2x the filtration capability of the size of your tank...therefore, a 75 gallon tank would require a 150 gallon filter, I personally use a 30 gal. filter on a 10 gallon tank...

    Is this a cycled tank?...how often do you do water changes?...I would do at least a 50% change right now to get that 'trate down...be sure to use your water conditioner/dechlor for every water change
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    Based on water params I am assuming its cycled. I think the nitrates being high are what is causing it. I've heard the praecox are some of the more fragile of the rainbows.

    I also second the fact that you should look to add another, or upgrade that filter, I am actually upgrading my 55 to have two Aquaclear 110's on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    First off, alot of the people here will tell you that you need 2x the filtration capability of the size of your tank...therefore, a 75 gallon tank would require a 150 gallon filter, I personally use a 30 gal. filter on a 10 gallon tank...

    Is this a cycled tank?...how often do you do water changes?...I would do at least a 50% change right now to get that 'trate down...be sure to use your water conditioner/dechlor for every water change
    +1 to this advice. Didn't see the post re the 75 gal with a filter for a 70 gal before I replied.

    Especially with the neon dwarfs, you need excellent filtration. I have a 75 gal with two AquaClear 110s (AC110) and my nitrates before a PWC are never over 20 and are 10 or less after the PWC. My filter baskets have the sponges that came with the filters and the rest of the space is filled with the bio media that came with and extra Fluval biomax. If you add another HOB filter (a minimum of an AC70 or even better an AC110) you will have proper filtration for your tank.
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    I change water once w eekly 25% the tank is cycled and i do add amquel plus and stress zyme, ferts to my planted tank I have a aqueon quietflow 55/75 filter will it be alright to run this in addition to my tetra whisperex 70 filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aqua1 View Post
    I change water once w eekly 25% the tank is cycled and i do add amquel plus and stress zyme, ferts to my planted tank I have a aqueon quietflow 55/75 filter will it be alright to run this in addition to my tetra whisperex 70 filter.
    What is your tank stocked with, what species and numbers? The second filter will definitely help.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 05-23-2013 at 08:37 PM.
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    yes, that extra filter will help. I understand that running out and buying new filters isn't easy.

    If i were you, I'd put that quietflow on it for now. And just keep an eye out for a Aquaclear that you can stuff with biomax. You can find them for $20-$40
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