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Old 01-03-2012, 02:02 PM   #21 
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see if you cannot get the temperature to at least 77. hot water bottles, usually last 2 hours. if you place them around (not against) the tank.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:25 PM   #22 
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I have a heating pad that I could set on low? I also have those rice things that you can heat up. They get pretty hot though.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:20 PM   #23 
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Update! Ok, so I took both my water samples to petco and the worker said my water was perfect. No, chlorine, no ammonia, nothing! I explained everything and she said to put him back in QT with AQ salt and that it would help with his color and thy he would get better......

So, what do you think I should do? I got some test strips (I know liquid ones are better, but it's all my mom would buy me). He is still pale and everything. I will try to get a picture later but, it may take a little bit.
Sorry for double posting!

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Old 01-03-2012, 03:27 PM   #24 
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hmm... Well, it sounded like a burn of somesort, so now I wonder what the heck they put into your tap water that people dislike? Aquarium salt will work for ammonia burns. Dissolve it first and add in small amounts.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #25 
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So, I should put him back in QT with AQ salt? How long should I keep him in treatment, For five days or the full ten? When you mean small amounts, like make the dose smaller or actually do half normal water half salt water?
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #26 
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1 tsp of Aquarium salt per gallon to start dissolved firstly.. the quarantine is how big again?

Add over a period of time rather than all at once.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #27 
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The QT tank I will be using is 2.5 gallon completely bare besides the heater.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #28 
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Okay. You'll want to dissolve I'd say 2 teaspoons right now. Add over a period of half a day. You don't want to shock him with too much salt
After that, you can do another 2 teaspoons of salt, added over the course of the day, slowly. That'll have you at 2 teaspoons per gallon (minus the half gallon).
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #29 
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Ok! Thank you so much for your help! I will keep you updated!

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Old 01-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #30 
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You're welcome and I hope he gets better!
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