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Old 06-13-2012, 05:22 AM   #11 
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Also look for Anubias and Wisteria. Both can be used floating or tied down. You don't even have to plant them Good top cover and for hides.

After three months with three fish, your tank may be cycled, but most likely not. Spend some of that cash on an API Master test kit, so that you can check your three important parameters: ammonia, nitrItes and nitrAtes. It is also good to know your pH.

Amazon has it for around $20.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #12 
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Sena- Thanks! At my local Petsmart they have a tank full of plants, I haven't been there in a while. Hopefully they have good plants though!

Hallyx- I'm guessing the paper test strips are unreliable? I did a little test of my own with some test strips from Jungle, and they didn't even change color!
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #13 
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The reason behind test strips being not as reliable as liquid tests, is that the environment can change the outcome. So, dry weather, damp weather, water damage, chemicals in the air, contaminants, age, etc all alter what you get on strips.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:47 PM   #14 
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That makes sense. Wow, don't I sound intelligent xD

All three of my fish have fin rot, luckily not the advanced version, I have treated them with Doc Wellfish's aquarium salt. The directions on the package said one tablespoon for every 5 gallons, therefore I put two tablespoons of salt for my 10 gal tank.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:21 PM   #15 
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That's right Dissolve before adding!! Otherwise it burns them. Just to make sure :p
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:14 AM   #16 
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Temperature is usually 80-82 it may fall to 76 degrees.
.. why's that fluctuation happening? That might be part of it as well..

Try upping your water changes to once a week. Fin rot comes from too much ammonia/stress/temp shifts/ph shifts, etc lowering the fish's natural immunity to bacteria that are pretty much found in every tank.. Clean water (test that ammonia every few days! The acceptable amount of ammonia is 0..) and at a stable temp of 80 will go a long way to healing their fin issues and avoiding stressful medications.
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Amazon has the test kits for $16.something right now. :)
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Teaspoon or Tablespoon? I've heard it's teaspoon for AQ Salt.
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Teaspoon or Tablespoon? I've heard it's teaspoon for AQ Salt.
For serious finrot or scale damage, the amount I see most recommended around here is 1 tsp/gallon. That's one teaspoon per gallon. While you can go lower, there is a minimum dose below which AQ is not effective as treatment but still has it's bad side effects, like kidney damage stomach problems.
That is also why salt treatment is not recommended to continue past about ten days.
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It's teaspoon per gallon, for bigger tanks it can be 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons
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