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03-04-2012, 02:41 AM #11Member Angelfish
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I'm not familiar with the Whisper power filters or the media they take, but when you say that you change the cartridges every 2-3 weeks, does that mean that there is all brand new media in the filter every time you change them out? If so, you could be recycling your tank each time you change these. Generally, filter media should be rinsed in old tank water and replaced to maintain the beneficial bacteria. Could probably use a larger filter on that tank also, sized for the twice the volume.
03-04-2012, 02:47 AM #12
0Originally Posted by sheamuraiWhen I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
04-17-2012, 10:14 AM #13
What water source are you using for your water changes (ie. tap, gallon purified, spring, etc.)? Do a base test of that water BEFORE you do your next change. Also, when you clean the tank, do u fully vac the gravel? Do daily water tests to ensure that your actions are having a positive effect on your tank. In response to your pH question, yes it may have an effect on the pH, but with pH that low, it would increase your pH(pH difference dilution). Understand that if you are taking your pH readings from the tap without allowing them to sit for 24 hrs, the pH will read low due to low oxygenation. One way around this is to vigorously oxygenate your water before you put it in the tank (I don't really recommend it b/c of temp changes), and the pH will rise to its natural value. Please be careful with where your oscar is when you pour the water into the tank as well. The temp difference can cause them to stress. I will keep looking into this for you, but this is what i could think of off hand. I hope the best for you and your "little" buddy!
04-17-2012, 06:08 PM #14