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    I have never been able to keep tetras. There have always been PH issues in my tank. I recently found that I had a 3 inch screw in one of my pieces of driftwood to hold it onto a piece of slate. Since removing the screw, I seem to be having few water issues. My sparkling gourami (who was on Deaths Door) is now healthy and thriving. I am wondering now if that has been the problem all along. Do you think I should try buying some tetras again? Do they get along with danios?
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    why not? just buy 4 and see how they do.

    Or, in drastic situations, you can do what i do for my salt fish to get them acclimated to my salt level. Put the fish into a 2g tank, and slowly drip your tanks water into the bagged water over a 1 hour course. Your neons should gradually get used to your PH just like my salt fish and salt levels

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    What was the screw made out of? Tetras should be no problem if you have a sparkling gourami. Heck, the buenos aires tetras I had were bulletproof (though very nippy)
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    Would the removed screw change the hardness of your water? They need softwater right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrona
    What was the screw made out of? Tetras should be no problem if you have a sparkling gourami. Heck, the buenos aires tetras I had were bulletproof (though very nippy)

    Most are zinc plated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumachine09
    Most are zinc plated.
    The zinc plating wears off though. Not sure what zinc does to fish, though you'd think carbon would remove it.
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    They are electroplated correct? I didnt think that would wear of.
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    They are electroplated correct? I didnt think that would wear of.
    Tell that to the screws in my 3 year old deck lol. The plating can take a beating, but they aren't made for submersion. Whether or not they actually leech a large amount of zinc I'll never know, but it's a theory for sure, hehe.

    Plus, driftwood...slightly acidic.....dunno, I'm reaching at this point :P
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    I think the main problem was the insane amount of rust it was producing. I have no idea what the composition of the screw was, but it was not suitable for an aquarium.
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    Ill play the plumber hear and point out the obvious and then scratch my crack and say "Well, theres your problem *buuurrrrppp*
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