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  1. ZeroCool


    Hello. I am new and have been working on my fist 20 gallon tank . It’s been up almost 3 months . Was adding 2 of the last 4 fish I ordered . Like a fool I didn’t know about or have a quarantine tank. One of the new fish died and the other looks to have the same thing. Looking to treat the whole tank with kanaplex but I still have 2 other ordered fish coming in 24-34hrs and no where to put them. I want to treat the tank but was wondering about acclimating new fish in the middle of a treatment. Should I start the treatment or wait for new fish and do it ? Thank you . I have done some salt treatments in the time being.
  2. Hey everyone question I have four Cory’s in my 20 G High aquarium and want to add more fish and I want endless, how many can I put in my tank at once, and by the way they sale them by 10 fish, Is that ok
  3. Four days ago I added 5 chili rasboras and an amano shrimp to my 5 gallon planted tank which has an hob filter. My water parameters had been at ph 7.2 ammonia .25 (api test) nitrite 0 and nitrate 5 for a month before I added the fish. I am new to the hobby so I be overreacting (feel free to tell me if I am) but when I tested my water today I found that my nitrite had jumped to .25 and my nitrate had gone up to 10 ppm. I did a water change to get the nitrites down. Was this an overreaction and really just my tank leveling out with the new fish?
  4. I know I’ve heard Cory mention that you should allow a newly planted tank establish a while before adding fish. In my 20 long I plan to add a school of neons and cherry shrimp eventually. I’ll have a cleanup crew as well with some nerite snails, maybe some ottos, again eventually. Is the general idea to let plants grow on their own, let some algae grow and then in 2-3 months add the livestock?
  5. I have a 60L (17 gal) heavily planted tank, fully cycled and running for two months with just the hitchhiker bladder and ramshorn snails. I don’t feed it; it has ADA Tropica aquasoil (which releases ammonia), plus poop from a million snails keeping the bacteria colony going. I am adding a group of 6 Parosphremonus phoenicus (0.5-1” in size now), and I also want to add a school of maybe 18 chili rasboras. I’ll get at least the P. phoenicus from The Wet Spot (I live on East Coast so I can’t get from Cory) because they have lots of them. They also have the chilis. The shipping is $40, and I’m told if my tank is cycled it’s probably ok to add them at the same time. Of course, I’d feel more comfortable adding one group and then the other. But if it’s likely safe to add both, I save $40 on shipping. I’ll do what’s best for the critters over what’s best for my pocketbook (haha), but would like opinions from the group about whether I’m being unnecessarily cautious or whether it’s probably ok to add both together. I’ll be feeding BBS because the licorice gouramis only eat live foods. My pH is 6.0-6.2. One of my concerns is that maybe the bacteria are not as robust at this low pH. As always, thoughts and advice from the more experienced fish keepers are welcome. Thank you all!
  6. I see recommendations to add only one or a few fish to a new aquarium because the cycling may still be going on, but also when adding schooling fish it's recommended to add at least 6, preferably more. I have a 17 gallon planted tank that I've set up almost 2 weeks ago. Some of the plants melted at first, but are now coming back and growing really well. I wasn't adding ammonia, because I figured the decaying plants would serve that purpose. There are also bladder snails and they are growing and multiplying. I've done one water change so far of maybe 10%. My test strip gave me these results a couple of hours after: NO3 - 10-25 mg/l NO2 - 1 GH - 4 degrees KH - 20 degrees pH - 8 Cl2 - 0 I'm going to add some minerals before I add fish to raise GH. Should I be doing anything else? I would like to keep glowlight danios or white clouds. When and how should I add them to the tank? Do I wait another 4-6 weeks and then add them all at once?
  7. I have a single angel fish that I got almost a year ago. It is about the size of my palm now, maybe a little larger. I keep it in a 125 with a bunch of other community fish. All of the fish are thriving. I still have a lot of "room" in the tank and I would like to add a one or two more angel fish. How would I go about adding one or two more angels to the tank? Could I purchase baby angels and add them to the tank? Or should I shoot for something around the same size? Again I have multiple other fish in the tank, everything from as small as zebra danios up to full size denison barbs, and my current angel does not seem to bother any of them. I have read that Angels can be aggressive with each other when adding them to tank with angels in it already. Anyone have experience with this that can provide some insight? @Deando you have any advice?
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