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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    If it affects the pH it won't be enough to cause any harm to the animals. That's kind of what I was trying to get to with my long-winded post haha. Changes in pH from the leaves is nothing to worry about. As long as you continue doing your water changes on a decent schedule, like you are already doing, you shouldn't have to worry about shocking the animals provided you match the temperatures.

    If it was my tank I'd boil the leaves, first, and bottle up the tea. Toss the leaves into the tank and pour a bit of the bottle tea into the water (this is mainly because it takes so long for the tannins to leech into the water when you just toss them in). After that, I would pour more of the tea into the tank with the fresh water at each water change to replenish some of what was taken out during the water change. It won't harm the fish if you don't do it this way, but it will keep the tannin levels up in the tank despite the water changes.
    I'd do some smaller WC's then
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDutch View Post
    I'd do some smaller WC's then
    It doesn't really matter one way or the other. Just depends on how involved the person wants to be. I do large (~70% or more) water changes with no ill effects but not everyone wants to change that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    It doesn't really matter one way or the other. Just depends on how involved the person wants to be. I do large (~70% or more) water changes with no ill effects but not everyone wants to change that much.
    I don't understand why / how but I seem to have completely misread your earlier post hahaha. Appologies !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mspringer View Post
    Would you guys hesitate to use paraguard?
    Haven't caught up yet, but I like to use it in conjunction with IALs. Has to be IALs though because those are the ones that may prevent rot and infection. I always had good success with fdaily water changes, IALs and Stressguard. Fish healed up in 1 week from mild finrot. Two weeks for my EB ram to grow back her whole caudal. It's documented here
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    I also used salt for my ram, but I'd double check with @Rocksor if it's safe for cories.

    Can you QT the new fish for now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    It all depends on your KH value. At a KH of 8 degrees, it takes about 2 cups of sphagnum peat moss to cut the KH in half (4 degrees) for about 24 cups of water. Find out what your KH value is. 3 big leaves aren't as much as 2 cups of sphagnum peat moss.
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    Hey everyone. All of the fins of the cories look good at this point no rips and all pretty smooth but I have one of the littlest ones that now has some sort of leasions on his side. I noticed this on Thursday but unfortunately had to leave for the hospital with my son. Got back Saturday and he looked about the same only his breathing was heavy. I started treatment of paraguard. As of yesterday his breathing seemed a bit better. He is the only one that has this the rest look in good shape.

    Iím thinking maybe skin flukes?

    Also noticed their barbells arenít very long one missing them all together. From everything I read thinking that this is also some sort of infection causing this not the substrate.

    Thoughts?
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    Well lost that one, thinking I’ll continue the meds for another 2-3 weeks to make sure no-one else gets it
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    Thoughts? Bump.
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    Sorry for the loss :(

    Just wanted to say I thought you said StressCoat, not Paraguard.

    But Paraguard is gentle enough to be used as a prophylactic, so I see no harm in a half dose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Sorry for the loss :(

    Just wanted to say I thought you said StressCoat, not Paraguard.

    But Paraguard is gentle enough to be used as a prophylactic, so I see no harm in a half dose.
    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Sorry for the loss :(

    Just wanted to say I thought you said StressCoat, not Paraguard.

    But Paraguard is gentle enough to be used as a prophylactic, so I see no harm in a half dose.
    I think I’m missing something, why do you bring up a half dose?

    I have been dosing at full dose for 5 days now and planned to do 21 days total. Assuming no signs of fin rot or other bacterial infection I will hope that all is well at that point.

    This brings me to a question regauarding cleaning a tank with sand substrate. I typically just clean off the top and on occasion stir things up a bit but should I be doing a deeper clean with the sand like what would be done with gravel? I am just trying to think of other possibilities as to what might have caused a bacterial infection.
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