11-20-2013, 02:11 PM #21
@firefly - Thank you for the expert advise... I'll think on it and will decide ASAP...
As said i will be getting the API water testing kit in December.. And yes i do have a heater with plastic cage to protect it..
I do 25% weekly water change....and i Bi-weekly Shiphon the Gravels and monthly I clean my internal filters(2 at a time out of 4)
11-20-2013, 02:25 PM #22
@Madagascariensis - We do have all the brands here.. we do also have API water testing kit but because it imports the cost is high..
The normal temperature in my house is April to October - 32 to 25 degrees Celsius and October to Feb - 25 to 15 degrees Celsius.. So heater is required only from November to Feb end..
11-20-2013, 02:30 PM #23
Ok, until you get your water testing kits, can you do a 25% water change every other day, or increase the weekly change to 50-75%? I'd siphon the gravel at least weekly (given the messy fish you have). What concerns me is you might be running this tank with toxins ever present in the water column and this will be poisoning your fish slowly.
Really - all of this is speculation until you have your water test kits.
11-20-2013, 05:50 PM #24Senior Member Red tailed catfish
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11-21-2013, 08:32 AM #25
Yes i do have a thermometer in the tank and i always keep the temperature stable.. I keep it between 26 and 27 degrees... And Yes, before adding new water, i always match the temperature of the new water to that what is in the tank
11-22-2013, 02:35 PM #26
Update - I have returned all my fishes to the lfs except 2 Oscars and 5 Parrots.. Hope things will be better now.. Will soon install FX5 or equivalent to the existing filtration..
11-22-2013, 03:26 PM #27
11-22-2013, 03:30 PM #28
@Slaphppy7 - Thanks to you and all the other members here for the expert advice and valuable information..
11-22-2013, 03:36 PM #29
11-22-2013, 03:51 PM #30
470 Gal Planted Rio Negro Angelfish Biotope with:
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7 Hatchet fish
11 Glo Light tetras, 6 Black Skirted Tetras
6 Bronze Corys
3 Wild Type Angelfish
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