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Old 02-09-2011, 08:36 AM   #31 
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Alright, the tablets say 1 for every 5 gallons, cutting it into fourths would give me about one gallon's worth of medicine. Is a little overdose bad for the fish?
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:57 PM   #32 
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Oh wow don't go on those sites again, they don't have the right info. If you have a ten gallon, you should do 25-30% three times a week.
What?

I have never heard that before, like anywhere. I've been told to change my water in my planted 5gallon 50% once a week. :/
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:39 PM   #33 
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What?

I have never heard that before, like anywhere. I've been told to change my water in my planted 5gallon 50% once a week. :/
That's exactly how I change the water in my planted 5 gallon, as well. But it's planted and cycled. When it was cycling, I changed 50-75% twice a week, depending on the ammonia reading.

This post was with regard to an uncycled 10 gallon, which I'd change 50% twice a week (kind of similar to 25-30% three times a week). Once it's cycled though, I'd do 25-50% once a week on a 10 gallon. I think everyone thinks of it differently and does different things.

I'm a fan of testing the water and then deciding for myself how often to do my changes, though.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:03 AM   #34 
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Guys, the tank is cycling. Nitrates and Ammonia were pretty low. Ammonia was a 0.2, or "Caution" is what the test paper called it. And as it turns out, the little bugger, Bloom, might not be sick at all! His activity hasn't gone down a bit! He is still full of personality, and his colors haven't faded at all. As it turns out, he might just have a harmless wart. :/ One thing I did notice, is that there is this white slime floating around his tank when I do water changes. No, it is not poop. His poop is still brown and it isn't stringy, so don't start suggesting internal parasites.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:07 AM   #35 
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@FuulieQ Love that fishy in your Picture!
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:37 PM   #36 
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Guys, the tank is cycling. Nitrates and Ammonia were pretty low. Ammonia was a 0.2, or "Caution" is what the test paper called it. And as it turns out, the little bugger, Bloom, might not be sick at all! His activity hasn't gone down a bit! He is still full of personality, and his colors haven't faded at all. As it turns out, he might just have a harmless wart. :/ One thing I did notice, is that there is this white slime floating around his tank when I do water changes. No, it is not poop. His poop is still brown and it isn't stringy, so don't start suggesting internal parasites.
Is the slime stuff kind of greasy looking? Does it start off as a film on the water's surface?
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:21 PM   #37 
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It just floats around the tank, but there is a little bit of clear film. It certainly FEELS greasy, and it seems to have disappeared after last water change. It only appeared yesterday and the day before. :/
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I used to have that same problem when I had Turtle. I could never figure out what it was though.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:47 AM   #39 
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That happened to chewie's tank once... once i cleaned it it didnt happen again.
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