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    Did a water test to see if there had been a spike in relation to the the death of the harlequin.
    Came back as:

    Ammonia:0.00
    Nitrite: 0.00
    Nitrate:5.00
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank: 2 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and MTS
    • 15 gallon: 1 Pair German Blue Ram, 9 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 Threadfin Rainbowfish, a lot of cherry shrimp and MTS

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    Hang in there, you will get all of these anomalies sorted out in due time...sorry about the harley, but great to hear the main tank's inhabitants seem to be doing better
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

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    Yea it does suck about all these issues I have gotten. Hopefully it will be sorted out soon.
    I also found out that the solo harlequin is not solo at all, some baby rcs sneaked in on the duckweed. At least he will have some friends will he is in there.
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank: 2 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and MTS
    • 15 gallon: 1 Pair German Blue Ram, 9 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 Threadfin Rainbowfish, a lot of cherry shrimp and MTS

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    One thing - don't stop the ich treatment too early. That's the biggest mistake and the most common. If you stop treatment too early, the ich protozoan that have fallen off the fish into the substrate will live and attach to the fish again and you'll have an infected tank again. so make certain you treat for the full period specified by the medication.

    I'm also concerned that without a heater, your water temp may fluctuate more than you think, depending on the general weather conditions. I think you might find the fish would do better if you added a heater to insure the temp never drops too low. You are keeping your harleys and threadfins at the very bottom of their tolerance range and you are way below the preferred range for your rams who prefer 27-30C/80-86F. If you add bolivian rams they, too, are going to need higher temps - 24-27C/76-80F.
    Last edited by fishmommie; 02-12-2014 at 02:38 PM.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    One thing - don't stop the ich treatment too early. That's the biggest mistake and the most common. If you stop treatment too early, the ich protozoan that have fallen off the fish into the substrate will live and attach to the fish again and you'll have an infected tank again. so make certain you treat for the full period specified by the medication.

    I'm also concerned that without a heater, your water temp may fluctuate more than you think, depending on the general weather conditions. I think you might find the fish would do better if you added a heater to insure the temp never drops too low. You are keeping your harleys and threadfins at the very bottom of their tolerance range and you are way below the preferred range for your rams who prefer 27-30C/80-86F. Makes me wonder if temp might have been an issue with the loss of your one ram. If you add bolivian rams they, too, are going to need higher temps - 24-27C/76-80F.
    Don't worry, I won't be stopping the white spot treatment until I am sure it is all clear.

    In regards to the heater, that is a fair comment and I will go and purchase a heater later today, would a temperature of 26c be suitable?

    I tried to get a shot of the flake on his lip
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    I'm still in awe of the colouration of the rams
    CAM00210.jpg
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank: 2 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and MTS
    • 15 gallon: 1 Pair German Blue Ram, 9 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 Threadfin Rainbowfish, a lot of cherry shrimp and MTS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aiden123 View Post
    In regards to the heater, that is a fair comment and I will go and purchase a heater later today, would a temperature of 26c be suitable?
    I do think that would be a good decision. Do purchase a heater that allows you to regulate the temperature, not one that is preset. Make sure you place the heater in the tank UNPLUGGED for at least 30 minutes to acclimate it otherwise you will never get the thermostat regulated.
    26C = 78.9F if I've done my conversion correctly. The GBR would prefer 80F - 86F so I might bump it up a notch. All the other fish will be fine with that temp.
    Increase the temp gradually over the next two days. You don't want to shock them by bringing it up too fast.

    Nice pictures. I couldn't spot the flake on the ram's lip. sorry.
    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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    The flake is quite tiny and my camera isn't that good, I'll have to try to get a better picture.

    What wattage would I need for the heater?
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank: 2 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and MTS
    • 15 gallon: 1 Pair German Blue Ram, 9 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 Threadfin Rainbowfish, a lot of cherry shrimp and MTS

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    Here's a good guide, I think 50W would probably be fine: http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/he...rsizeguide.htm
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Here's a good guide, I think 50W would probably be fine: http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/he...rsizeguide.htm
    + to this. 50 watt in a 15 gal should be adequate.
    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, thank you to the both of you.
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank: 2 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and MTS
    • 15 gallon: 1 Pair German Blue Ram, 9 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 Threadfin Rainbowfish, a lot of cherry shrimp and MTS

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