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Old 07-31-2012, 09:20 PM   #11 
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The chiclids tank had a nice bloom of algea and I do all my maintance tomorrow on that tank and the subsrate is getin changed out to flora-max the snail not look so hot I wanted to get rid of him anyway. was hopen to give him to the DEC for their tank.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:14 AM   #12 
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Yes do 100% water changes on the bettas. Goodness knows how much food waste is in the gravel! Hope they color up soon :)
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:25 AM   #13 
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Yes do 100% water changes on the bettas. Goodness knows how much food waste is in the gravel! Hope they color up soon :)

Supriseingly there is no food on the bottom of the tank but that shrimp looks nice and fat.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:54 PM   #14 
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Well after changing the water and cleaning the gravel the tank looks like it is recycling ammonia is up nitrite are up nitrate are up. The filter was rinsed in old tank water but the number are still climbing. I added a heater and some Red Ludwigia(to help with nitrates). Could the heater be causing this.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:01 PM   #15 
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I've never heard of a heater causing a nitrite/ammonia spike. More than likely there is a lot of debris trapped in the substrate. It's decaying and releasing ammonia.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:08 PM   #16 
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I wash out the substrate. Could it be poop he eats alot 8- 10 pellet a day. The shrimp seems to clean the bottun of all the food that makes it past Freddy.
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That does sound like a lot of food. I would cut that in half and see if it helps. Also, is this a cycled tank?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #18 
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Yes its cycle.
Sorry for the delay.
Tanks is now running perfectly must of been a build up of in the filter. Number are low 0,0,10 I also add 4 more shrimp they and the bowl looks polished it is so clean.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:26 AM   #19 
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What kind of shrimp do you have? I might get some for my 6 gallon lol.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:57 AM   #20 
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I wash out the substrate. Could it be poop he eats alot 8- 10 pellet a day.
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8-10 pellets per day??! I hope that's the small ones. I feed Fishie 4-5 of those regular sized pellets per day, and I feed Shiny about 8 of those small ones per day (he's a lot smaller than Fishie and had trouble getting the regular-sized pellets in his mouth).
You have that bowl cycled?! I'm surprised. That can't be more than a gallon, is it?
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