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  1. Anyone have any idea what kind of fish this is? It is about the size of grain of rice if not smaller right now. Freshwater setup. I found 3 of them, I assume they hitchhiked on some plants.
  2. I was wondering if it was staghorn algae, that is what I was leaning towards as well. Could you recommend a list of fast growing stem plants, sorry I am new to these plants. thanks
  3. I have been using the easy green by Aquarium co-op as per the bottles directions, twice a week for medium light tanks. Should I be using something else in conjunction with this? My substrates is loaded with aqua soil and root tabs. Thanks
  4. What type of algae do I have growing? best way to take care of? My nitrites are zero, nitrates are sitting around 5ppm to 10ppm, ammonia is zero and phosphate is 0.00 to 0.25ppm if that, basically undetectable. Ph is 7.4 to 7.6 range. 75 gallon planted tank. Thanks for you any help!
  5. Can Anyone identify this snail for me? In freshwater aquarium. Small whiteish looking snail, and I have lots of them they are about 1/8 diameter or so.
  6. Thanks for the info. I guess I should have said, after the water change the nitrites briefly go down but are back up by the next morning. Perhaps I will put off a water change for a day and see what happens. the fish seem to be acting normally. they eat and are not hanging out at top of tank or gasping by any means. I was just concerned about the nitrite rise. Before I did this, when I would test the nitrites were always at zero as well as ammonia. Will 1ppm of nitrite be harmful if that is a true reading?
  7. Greetings! I have a 75 gallon planted fresh water tank, that started out in a 53 gallon tank. While it was in the 53 gallon tank (which ran for about 2 months), the aquarium appeared to cycle just fine. While in the 53 tank the nitrite levels were 0.00 ppm, Ammonia 0.00, Nitrates would run around 5 to 10 ppm. I did a fish in cycle method, with 6 Prestila tetras, some shrimp and 1 Cory. When the tank cycled and was still reading zero on ammonia and nitrites, I added 6 bleeding heart tetras and 1 additional Cory, the tank was still running fine. During this initial setup, I was doing 30 % daily water changes, sometimes maybe skipping a day. My wife and I decided to move everything to a larger tank (now the 75 gallon) we moved all the substrate ( made up of bags of aqua soil, aquarium gravel and then a layer of sand on top) and added an additional bag of aquarium sand on top for the additional space of the 75. We then moved all plants and fishj, shrimp etc to new tank and then topped off the tank with additional treated water to make up the difference. I assume I have crashed my cycle since now, I originally had some ammonia showing up around .25 to .50 ppm, and nitrites were running around .25ppm, and nitrates around 5.0ppm. I have been doing daily water changes and adding stability to aid in bacteria growth. I now show 0 on ammonia, Nitrites are are creeping up to around .50 to 1.0 ppm and nitrates are around 5.0ppm to 10ppm. The nitrites never seem to go down even after water change, which I have been doing 30 to 40 % water change daily because I was scared of the nitrite levels. My tap water does not register any nitrites when I test it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am just wondering if the tank just needs to cycle again? I feed pretty light (once a day) and only enough for the fish to consume during the feeding. Plants seem to be doing fine and have bounced back since the move. Let me know if you need more info. Oh! My ph has always been around 7.2 to 7.6 throughout the entire time, with the exception of at very first the ph dropped to around 6.8 to 7.0 during the brief ammonia spike after the move. Current readings as of this morning, after a 30% water change last night. The pH is 7.2 to 7.6 range, ammonia 0 ppm, nitrite .50 ppm to 1.0 ppm (seems to be creeping up), Nitrate 5.0 to 10ppm. I should mention that originally I was running a Tidal 75 on the 53 gallon tank, then moved it to the 75 gallon tank and added a new Fluval 407 to the 75 gallon tank. All original bio media was moved and placed in the Fluval 407.
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