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  1. Exclamation I need some help with my new Tetra's.


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    I recently bought 10 Cardinal Tetra's for my fiance. I have a 18 gallon tank and I read on this site they prefer 4.0-6.0 pH. I have it around 5.5 and we lost 2 yesterday, with no signs of any disease. Any help?
    180 Gallon

    Moderately Planted
    3 Neon Blue Dwarf Gouramis
    10 Harlequin Rasboras
    10 Cardinal Tetras
    5 Leopard Cories
    3 Black Kuhli Loachs
    3 Oto's
    1 Albino Bushynose Pleco

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    What are the parameters? How long ago did you get them? Did you drastically change the pH with chemicals? Sorry about the questions, but they could explain the answer.
    Stock the tank you have, not the tank you plan to have. Always have and use patience.
    - 29g FW - Community
    - 55g SW - Blue Watchman Goby, Royal Gramma, 6-Line Wrasse, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish, and various corals and inverts
    For those of you who want a SW tank and never have had one before or just starting out, read this blog entry from my blog on AC, it will give you a place to start.

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    yup, is it a new tank setup, IE did you buy the tank the same day you bought the fish?

    I have Cardinal Tetra in my 29G with a PH 8.0, they are fairly hearty fish, you will not need to lower the PH for these fish..
    I like Pie.. and I love my Fish.. so whats your game?

    My Photos, enjoy.
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    I bought the tank and had it up and running 3 days before I bought the fish. I've had them for about 3 days. The pH was at 7.0 when I put them in there and I lowered it about .5 a day which was what the acid buffer recommended
    180 Gallon

    Moderately Planted
    3 Neon Blue Dwarf Gouramis
    10 Harlequin Rasboras
    10 Cardinal Tetras
    5 Leopard Cories
    3 Black Kuhli Loachs
    3 Oto's
    1 Albino Bushynose Pleco

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    well for one your tank was not cycled, and lowing the PH that fast can and will kill your fish, fish need a stable ph more so then a lower ph most of the time. there are some fish you'll have to keep the ph low for, but these are more advanced and delicate fish. Cardinal Tetra are labeled as a intermediate fish but they are really hearty at the same time. You should read up on how to cycle your tank, and get a API mater water test kit and watch your water lvl.

    read this, since this is where your at, at the moment.

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5278

    EDIT: I should add that a lot of us here do not promote using chemicals especially for lowering the PH, and if you do use chemicals to lower your PH it has to be done very slowly.
    Last edited by Pr0eve; 03-04-2008 at 11:34 PM.
    I like Pie.. and I love my Fish.. so whats your game?

    My Photos, enjoy.
    My Photo Bucket

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    also 6.4-6.8 ph is fine for Cardinal Tetra, if you are using a good buffer on the PH..
    I like Pie.. and I love my Fish.. so whats your game?

    My Photos, enjoy.
    My Photo Bucket

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    What Pr0eve said.
    Stock the tank you have, not the tank you plan to have. Always have and use patience.
    - 29g FW - Community
    - 55g SW - Blue Watchman Goby, Royal Gramma, 6-Line Wrasse, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish, and various corals and inverts
    For those of you who want a SW tank and never have had one before or just starting out, read this blog entry from my blog on AC, it will give you a place to start.

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    So what would you recommend to take care of the ammonia besides water changes?
    180 Gallon

    Moderately Planted
    3 Neon Blue Dwarf Gouramis
    10 Harlequin Rasboras
    10 Cardinal Tetras
    5 Leopard Cories
    3 Black Kuhli Loachs
    3 Oto's
    1 Albino Bushynose Pleco

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    Feed your fish SPARINGLY and water changes, is the only way..

    you may have to do 30% water changes every day, until the cycle in done.

    Do not give up, fish keeping is well worth the fight...But it is a hobby that requires a lot of dedication

    Also make sure that you condition the water by removing the chlorine, putting straight tap water into the tank will undo everything you’re trying to achieve by properly cycling your aquarium

    sorry after thoughts..
    Last edited by Pr0eve; 03-05-2008 at 12:03 AM.
    I like Pie.. and I love my Fish.. so whats your game?

    My Photos, enjoy.
    My Photo Bucket

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    Make 50% water changes once a day or what would u suggest? Also, you said most members dont approve the use of chemicals to adjust pH, how else would you keep it in range? Oh, I forgot to mention along with the 8 Cardinals I have 2 live plants in the tank that are just started growing roots, and other fake plants.
    180 Gallon

    Moderately Planted
    3 Neon Blue Dwarf Gouramis
    10 Harlequin Rasboras
    10 Cardinal Tetras
    5 Leopard Cories
    3 Black Kuhli Loachs
    3 Oto's
    1 Albino Bushynose Pleco

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