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Old 08-10-2012, 02:25 PM   #44591 
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I knew he's find an awesome home with you Silverfang! He's so preeety! Too bad Shelly ate up his tail! o-o
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:29 PM   #44592 
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Nice!

Also OMG I just tested the Ph in my 5.5g it buried the needle on my low end test kit and I had to use my high end, IT WAS 7.8!!!

Holy crap no wonder my little spikey wasn't getting better. I've started treatment with ph decrease. I hope I can decrease it gradually enough to not harm my poor little fishies. :(
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:32 PM   #44593 
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pH decrease.. probably won't help unless you're controlling your kH as well..
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:32 PM   #44594 
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kh?

I have a full range test kit and just tested for everything ammonia, nitrite, hi and lo ph, and nitrate. The ph was the only abnormal reading but I didn't do the nitrate as this really only affect marine fish unless in the extreme.

I think I've been over feeding due to the cory, I feed him flakes. Also possibly the pong snail outbreak.

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Old 08-10-2012, 02:37 PM   #44595 
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Yes, kH, carbonates, are the controlling factor of pH, and products that lower your pH will be temporary at best if you don't reduce your carbonates to a proper level. The master test kit doesn't include tests for carbonate or general hardness.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:49 PM   #44596 
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Yes, kH, carbonates, are the controlling factor of pH, and products that lower your pH will be temporary at best if you don't reduce your carbonates to a proper level. The master test kit doesn't include tests for carbonate or general hardness.
*censored* I have an air stone, that explains the kh. I added because I thought the cory could use it. Should I remove it to allow absorbtion of CO2?
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #44597 
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Cory doesn't need it, but it does explain the rise in pH so I'd remove it.
Unless the cory is going up for air every 2 minutes there's no problem. They do like to go up for air every now and then and that's totally normal.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #44599 
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hooraaaay!!

also: my cories are spawning again. i'd been a couple months but i think adding the plants and stuff might have made them happy.
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