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Old 09-14-2012, 01:34 PM   #111 
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Have you tried testing your tap water for ammonia?
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #112 
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When I tested my well water at home from the faucet it turned the same color that looks like .25 and the same happened here at my apartment with the tap water. Anytime throughout the course of water changes it's never been a different color. :\
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When I tested my well water at home from the faucet it turned the same color that looks like .25 and the same happened here at my apartment with the tap water. Anytime throughout the course of water changes it's never been a different color. :\
Are you using strips or a liquid test kit?
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It's the strips, which I've found out are less accurate, so I want to go get a liquid test but I haven't been able to yet.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:46 PM   #115 
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Just went out and got the API Master Test Kit.

Here is fresh Tap Water:



Looks like it's at 0 to me?

Here is current water from the tank:



Looks like .25?

The fresh tap is definitely more gold tinted than the tank water, but it's very slight.
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I'd say tap is 0 and your tank water is somewhere between 0 and .25, so very low.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:23 PM   #117 
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Okay, so it would be more likely that if his gills have sores, that its bacterial and not ammonia burn? If he even has sores

And I just noticed your sig, I'm sorry about your puppy dog :(
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:30 PM   #118 
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Okay, so it would be more likely that if his gills have sores, that its bacterial and not ammonia burn? If he even has sores

And I just noticed your sig, I'm sorry about your puppy dog :(
I can't say for sure what it is, but it's defenitely not being caused by ammonia, unless it was there before you got him.

Thank you. I miss him :(
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:48 PM   #119 
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Hey everyone, hopefully this isn't considered necro-posting yet.

I have another question, although before I ask I can say that I finally named my little guys. Tank two has been dubbed Batman and Robin because one of them is pretty big and dark and the other one is small and red like the little sidekick. I wanted to give my lone guy in tank one a cute name so I compromised with Spidey short for Spiderman since he's red and blue.

So now my question! Spidey has been doing well, but last week I noticed a white film forming at the surface of the water. Then he had a small hole in his tail fin. I cleaned out the tank and put him in AQ salt for a couple days and his tail healed, but the white stuff has formed again. I don't know what it is. When I disturb the surface it spreads out in the water like white debris.


You can see the white pieces over the dark plant.


And when I scooped him out, it got on the cup like slime

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Old 09-23-2012, 04:14 PM   #120 
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possibly a protein film? usully you can pull it off by laying a piece of paper towl on top then quickly taking it off
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