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fantailfan1

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  1. I’d wait on adding sand til the worms are no longer noticeable... PS. I love your statement in your signature
  2. I agree. My tank pH is 8.2 and has been for 10+ years . . . .
  3. It's been a looooong time since I've used PP but I would be more concerned about aeration if I had fish in there. I think the movement of your filters will suffice. I don't think you'll need to monitor for 15 hours. Organic material in a pond will make the solution turn from purple to brown much much much more quickly than a barebottom tank. I'll be surprised if you need to redose at all. Your calculation is correct. Again, I wouldn't worry about the precise volume, especially since there aren't fish in there. When I used it without fish, I simply added some PP til I thought the tank was "purple" enough. I'm so scientific. I used Prime to neutralize it if I remember correctly . . . so I'd follow the directions of the hydrogen peroxide. I would do a large WC (as much water as you can get out) then dose ammonia.
  4. Woo hoooo!!!! Is there anything better than a cycled tank?! A cycled tank without worms. If it was me, I'd run PP through BEFORE I added any sand or did your big overhaul. Are we sure the PP will kill the worms? (Just asking, I know nothing about detritus worms ). Is there anything in the tank living other than the cycle?
  5. Ooooohhh!!!!! That makes more sense then. I was wondering why there was ammonia in that last pic. No, perfect!! Now let's wait and see . . . .
  6. I would add ammonia but not a lot. Shoot between 0.25 and 0.50. The worms didn't mind the nitrite.
  7. That is a lot of diatoms! Do you have a light on the tank? That's a huge tank!! I was going to suggest warming some water on the stove to add in with your cold tap water to keep the temp from dropping so low but that'd be a lot of water! After your next WC, don't add any ammonia and test the nitrite. Let's see how far down it goes with a WC. You may want to skip adding ammonia . . . Are you getting any nitrate?
  8. Congrats!! And I thought I was going to win with my 2 entries!
  9. Those numbers all seem good to me. 18* is on the cooler side though . . . How many gallons is the tank and how much water are you changing at once? What filter(s)/media do you have?
  10. The nitrite phase seems to last forever. Sky high for weeks then, boom they will drop quickly.. Hang in there!!
  11. I don't think it looks like a parasite either. It looks to me to be a bacterial infection that is oozing, kind of like a pimple. What is the consistency of the "white parasite" you pulled out? Was it firm or soft?
  12. Pretty sure I'm gonna win this with my 2 posts I have so far!!
  13. I don't see a pic. Also please fill out the following form so we can get a more complete idea of what may be wrong. Thanks! Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? * How often do you change the water and how much? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? * What kind of water additives or conditioners? * What do you feed your fish and how often? * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
  14. I don't think those are hard water deposits. Hard water deposits usually form above water or at the air-water interface. They are also hard to get off, usually requiring scraping or the use of vinegar. That looks like biofilm to me which is completely harmless. Happy cycling!
  15. my dad had knee replacement surgery last week. He's recovering at my sisters house. I'm here "dad sitting" while she's out with my niece for my niece's birthday. He's sleeping right now. His physical therapist came and wore him out.
  16. Actually to protect from nitrite toxicity you need to salt to just 0.01%...
  17. Gorgeous!! and your fish are HUGE!
  18. You shouldn't have nitrite in your water in a cycled tank . . . Do you regularly have nitrite?
  19. Wait, there are other goldfish forums?! Koko's all the way!!
  20. and welcome! Cute fish! Please fill out the following form as completely as possible. Also could you include another picture that shows the white string? Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) * Nitrite Level(Tank) * Nitrate level(Tank) * Ammonia Level(Tap) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? * Water temperature? * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? * How often do you change the water and how much? * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? * How many fish in the tank and their size? * What kind of water additives or conditioners? * What do you feed your fish and how often? * Any new fish added to the tank? * Any medications added to the tank? * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?
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