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  1. Goldfish, Koi, and Ponds
    HELP! I don't know what else to do, sigh my goldfish got ick from another fish I added about a month ago, unfortunately the fish died, cleaned the aquarium and treated my goldfish with ick jungle treatment, he recovered, some weeks later he got fin rot, checked the ammonia levels and they were...
  2. Beginner Freshwater
    So, as of now, I'm using Quick Start for my tanks, and it works to a degree. I've used Night Out before and that just didn't work for me. Does anyone have a favorite brand of nitrifying bacteria because I think I really want to try something different. Thanks! Grace
  3. Beginner Freshwater
    I have a 20 gallon freshwater aquarium (for about 1.5 months now). It seems I'm doing everything wrong. I don't think I ever let the water cycle correctly. I have 10 fish, 6 of which are catfish (albinos and others). I added them gradually to the tank. The other fish are orange with black tails...
  4. Catfish & Other Bottom Dwellers
    Soo im very new to this, but i think i have a basic enough understanding so far. Here's the story: I went on vacation and under the care of my neighbour one of my spotted corydoras passed away. When i found it it was mostly ingested by my bloodfin tetras, so im not sure if they killed it or...
  5. Beginner Freshwater
    I'm very new to keeping aquariums. I got some feeder goldfish and some fan tail goldfish at walmart for a school project and no surprise the person I thought could take them couldn't and walmart wouldn't take them back. A friend in my class gave me a very small 1.5ish gallon tank to keep them...
  6. Beginner Freshwater
    Sorry to ask what's probably another very common cycling question... I set up my 20 gallon tank on 9/6 and received three goldfish from a friend on 9/9. I'd learned about the nitrogen cycle and decided to order Tetra SafeStart to quickly cycle the tank since my friend was moving and in a hurry...
  7. Beginner Freshwater
    I'm a bit new to this, so please bear with me. :( Last Friday, I added an entire bottle of Tetra SafeStart to my 20 gallon aquarium, hopping it'd speed up the cycling process. I already had two comets and one fanfail in the tank (yes, I know the tank's too small, but the friend I adopted them...
  8. General Freshwater
    First off, glad I joined here. Tried a few other sites, I like this one the best. Second, I'm having some issues with three of my four aquariums. I'm spiking ammonia readings on tanks that have been cycled for over a year. There has been no changes that I can think of that would change the...
  9. Beginner Freshwater
    I noticed some ich on my favorite comet goldfish last night and began treatment (100% organic for my invertebrates) immediately. The thing is I also noticed a serious ammonia spike of 7.0 (I think I've been overfeeding) so I did a 60% water change, siphoning the gravel and the ammonia was still...
  10. General Freshwater
    Is it possible to overdo the Aquasafe? :fish:I have my ammonia at 1 ppm after the water change. Regarding the ammonia, some of the instructions I read said that even though I was using Prime or Aquasafe to treat for Ammonia that the Ammonia test kit would still only read the total amount of...
  11. General Freshwater
    Hey there - hoping some of you can help me. I am currently setting up a new 46-gallon freshwater tank. We set it up 4 days ago, specifics are: silica sand substrate, plastic plants, aquaclear 70 power filter with sponge and carbon only, keeping it heated at 82 degrees to promote bacteria, used...
  12. General Freshwater
    I am getting a 75g soon (tax return), and so I was looking around my house to see if we had any ammonia for fishless cycling. I found some Top Job Ammonia Multi-Purpose Cleaner Lemon Scent. Is this stuff safe to use, or does the ammonia have to be pure, unscented?
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