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  1. Ok I'll try this as well. Thank you
  2. Thank you very much for sharing this link I'll do it. Im thinking i may substitute general cure for their parasitic treatment. I have a bulk jar. Their both parasite treatments and both require turning off the filtration. I have fritz ick x so I just need to order the maracyn. I also have kanaplex which treats what the maracyn treats so maybe ill just start that combo today but I'll use their instructions instead of the one on the boxes.
  3. Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, nitrate 5ppm, ph 6.7 So I've been dealing with fungus and camallaus worms in my angelfish tank. I I itially treated with absolute +wormer brand and it killed off a my rams, some angelfish, a dwarf gourmi and several other fish. I dosed exactly as the Instructions stated. I then came onto this board and was talking to someone about the fungus on my angels and he suggested a copper safe for the fungus. I used it but it didn't help my one angel that I think was too far gone. I had already tried a kanaplex salt bath mix for the whole tank but he kept declining. I also performed a 50% water change after it killed so many. So I separated the worse angel into a quarantine tank and tried the fungus cure and levimasole and salt and being so far gone he died. I wanted to see if he actually had worms because he was bloated and I had seen worms in his tank mates. So I started by squeezing him and just water came out and he was back to his normal size. So I had to cut him open to check and no worms. So what's causing the bloat? I have a few other fish in the tank that look bloated as well and I'm to leary to use the worming medication as it killed so many fish the first round. I did see on another thread how and what to use for dewoeming and screenshot it but I don't want to loose a bunch more fish. This picture is one of my guys he looks ok but keeps ha ging out at the surface.
  4. Not sure if I mentioned it but I was using flourish currently as I was able to buy in bulk large containers but I will look up how to make dry fertilizers for future cost saving.
  5. Ok I was wondering if the group was steering me wrong as they were saying with plants it should have nitrates and if not my cycle has crashed. I do use fertilizers probably not as regularly as I should mainly because of cost. Does anyone know of a cheap alternative for aquarium fertilizers?
  6. Hello first time poster. So I asked an aquarium group on Facebook about a tank with sick guppy fish. I posted my water parameters and currently that tank is showing 0 nitrates. Ammonia 0, nitrites 0, ph 7.6. It's a heavily planted tank running a sponge filter. The tank has been running for 10 months. So they tell me a planted tank should show nitrates and my cycle has crashed. So I took samples from two other of my tanks and they show 0 and 10ppm nitrates as well. Again all been running 10 months and all planted with added mopani or spiderwood for ph and tannins. I'm running 16 tanks and I started most of them with cleaning a running filter of longer than a year and a half into the tank. Putting food in the tank. Then I discovered fishless feul and added that also when starting a filter. I water change using python hose sifting the substrate, use a mag float to clean the glass as needed and otherwise try not to upset tank Balance to much. So I guess my question is realistically what should my nitrates be? How dangerous are no nitrates and what's the best action now? I added a picture of one of my tanks so you have an idea of my tank setup.
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