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Old 05-24-2011, 10:53 AM   #21 
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Since you don't have ammonia in the source water-the water changes should take care of the ammonia unless something in the tank is causing it or the dechlorinator covers ammonia and you are seeing ammonium the harmless form...testing products can't tell the difference...

Wyvern-I can't tell by the pics...make a new thread and post a close up pic of the plant and maybe someone can ID it for you....
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:08 AM   #22 
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Since you don't have ammonia in the source water-the water changes should take care of the ammonia unless something in the tank is causing it or the dechlorinator covers ammonia and you are seeing ammonium the harmless form...testing products can't tell the difference...

Wyvern-I can't tell by the pics...make a new thread and post a close up pic of the plant and maybe someone can ID it for you....
I'm just scared to put my fish in. I don't want him to die.

Here is a picture of the grass now. I can't tell if it's rotting or not.

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Old 05-24-2011, 01:16 PM   #23 
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Oldfishlady - I will take better pics and post them over the weekend thanks :D

Idols - I would take them out one by one, check the roots - white roots is healthy brown ones means its dying. I just trimmed my roots of all dead ones and also carefully removed the dead and dying leaves. And Ive noticed mine is pushing new shoots :D
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:14 PM   #24 
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Idols&A,

Since you can't find the source of the ammonia, why not let your tank cycle, and it'll cure itself...?

I'm sure you're familiar with the nitrogen cycle?

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So I took out the grass looking plants. And did a 50% water change. After waiting 3 days happy to say that ammonia test was clear today. I also got some java moss and some other type of plant from the local pet store today. I moved him over and he seems to love it. He has been swimming around the tank like crazy. He actually flared once and I have never seen him flare once since I got him.

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Old 05-28-2011, 09:24 PM   #26 
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I would love to know how long it takes the grass to rot? Because I have a fair few in my goldfish tank and my brother has it in his tropical community tank. So far its been a month and mine is actually thriving and creating creepers. All I did was add a nail under the roots for extra iron to feed it. I found no dead leaves so far. And any that turn yellow I just cut off with scissors.
Take that nail out now, please. It will rust and kill your fish. That is not a safe way to fertilize/feed your plants.

Also, Wyvern, how big is your goldfish tank? Because it looks like your tank is very overstocked. Goldfish get around 10 or more inches long and require at least 20 gallons each with heavy filtration.



Idolsandanchors- it did look like your grass plant was dying so good call on taking it out.

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Keep us posted on the condition of your fish. Good Luck!
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:14 PM   #28 
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He definitely loves his new tank. He swims all over around the driftwood and searches the bottom like he's exploring. I'm pretty sure he even started building a bubble nests while I was at work. I wish his tail would heal up a little bit. It's not real bad, but I don't think it's fin rot.

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Looks like a nest to me! Congrats!
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Definitely a nest!
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