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Thread: A little help?

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    Also, if you were only changing out 5 gal per week, that is only a 17% PWC, not 20-25%. Definitely not enough with a BNP in the tank. You should change at least 30%, which would be about 9 gallons a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesBunny View Post
    I'm sorry to hear your having issues too, hope your able to get everything worked out!
    Thank you. :) I'm doing a tank overhaul tomorrow, and I hope that will help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesBunny View Post
    I'm sorry for things being unclear here. I assumed the shrimp dead until this morning when I posted and obviously have not added any since. Still the only plants in my dank are frogbit. I am not concerned with hurting any of that since it has almost overrun my other tank. I was more asking what I should do at this point since things are alive in the tank.
    I would do a major water change to get rid of as much ammonia as possible. Halfg to 3/4 of the tank, using a good water conditioner. Add more floating Frogbit from the other tank, and leave things. When ammonia andnitrite are zero, add your first few fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    Also, if you were only changing out 5 gal per week, that is only a 17% PWC, not 20-25%. Definitely not enough with a BNP in the tank. You should change at least 30%, which would be about 9 gallons a week.
    Whoops! I'm sorry, I keep thinking of the tank as a 20 gallon, not a 29! Your definitely right and thank you for bringing that to my attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit58 View Post
    I would do a major water change to get rid of as much ammonia as possible. Halfg to 3/4 of the tank, using a good water conditioner. Add more floating Frogbit from the other tank, and leave things. When ammonia andnitrite are zero, add your first few fish.

    Byron.
    I did a change earlier today and at the moment (Just did a test) I'm at Ammonia: 0, Nitrite: 0, and Nitrate: 10. One of the shrimp is out and being active and has a brand new massive clutch of eggs! Things can't have been too bad in there if she feels it's good enough to produce eggs, right? I just added more frogbit and a couple other plants. Things seem to be headed in the right direction, right? I think I may have panicked a little more than necessary. Wouldn't be the first time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesBunny View Post
    I did a change earlier today and at the moment (Just did a test) I'm at Ammonia: 0, Nitrite: 0, and Nitrate: 10. One of the shrimp is out and being active and has a brand new massive clutch of eggs! Things can't have been too bad in there if she feels it's good enough to produce eggs, right? I just added more frogbit and a couple other plants. Things seem to be headed in the right direction, right? I think I may have panicked a little more than necessary. Wouldn't be the first time!
    Glad things are looking good.
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    thank you!

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    I agree, this is sounding good. Monitor ammonia and nitrite for another day or two, and if they remain zero, and if you added more floating plants, you are OK to add a few fish. Can't remember if any species were mentioned earlier, but ask if you need any clarification on this.

    Byron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit58 View Post
    I agree, this is sounding good. Monitor ammonia and nitrite for another day or two, and if they remain zero, and if you added more floating plants, you are OK to add a few fish. Can't remember if any species were mentioned earlier, but ask if you need any clarification on this.

    Byron.
    Thank you! I definitely will, I'll go grab a little trio of something today. I was thinking platies since they are hardy and colorful. I'm so happy to be on the right track!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesBunny View Post
    Thank you! I definitely will, I'll go grab a little trio of something today. I was thinking platies since they are hardy and colorful. I'm so happy to be on the right track!
    Reading back in this thread, an acidic pH was mentioned, but I don't see the numbers for the GH (general hardness) of your tap water. Can you give us these? Your municipal water folks likely have this posted on their website.

    I am concerned over platy in soft and acidic water, hence my question.

    Byron.
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