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Discussion in 'Freshwater Newbie Forum' started by Jim Adams, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Jim Adams

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    Thank you for your advice. I will turn out the lights and the temp. is at 82. Don't want to cook them. I've been using the API Master Test Kit for a couple of weeks now. I guess I need to stop stressing over the aquarium and try to just enjoy it. Thanks again.
     
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    How are things in S.B. I use to live about 2 blocks from Sterns Wharf. Anyway. Yes I change the filter cartridge and replace it with new floss and carbon. Then I add a biological booster. Why? I don't know. I'm using a Whisper Filter system meant for a 30-60 gallon tank on a 20 gallon tank. It has a 2 stage filter system. 1 being the Bio-Bag. The other is a Bio-Foam and Aerobic Grid. is that the info you are asking for? I'm definitely lost at this point. I guess I wore out fishorama with my ignorance. She stopped corresponding.
     
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    Don't worry about ph!
    As others have mentioned, your 7.8 ph is not a problem at all.
    Here in Santa Barbara, our water out of tap typically has a ph over 8.2 and tds can approach 800ppm, and yet we can keep (but not breed) most soft water fish in these conditions.
    Your local fish store likely has exactly the same ph as your tap at home.
     
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    Looks like you were responding to my post while i was responding to yours!
    Changing that filter floss put you back to ground zero in your cycling process.
    Do not change it!
    By the way, I also used to live 2 blocks from Stearn's wharf, on Mason St.
     
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    Oh, I should add, if you must replace the filter floss, keep the old floss in the tank so as not to lose the accumulated bacteria it contains.
     
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    That's funny. We might have been neighbors at one time. Thank you for the help and advice. Right now I'm treating for ick and have pulled out the floss and carbon filter and left the Aerobic grid. I'm hoping that it contains enough of the biological elements to get through until I can put the floss filter back in. Unfortunately because of the ick, I will probably change out the floss and carbon filter to keep from reintroducing the ick back into the environment. I'm hoping my next water test on Monday will not be bad news. Yes I'm using the API Master Test Kit to test. Wish me luck.
    I can't believe how much S.B. has Changed since I was there. I remember it as being a quite little place that folks liked to get away to. And now Its like just another burb of L.A.. Thanks again.
     
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    Despite following all given advice and following treatments for ick, fish are dropping like flies. I should be out of fish by the end of next week. I am officially throwing in the towel and looking for a new beginning. So now I'm looking for advice as to how to start over. Things such as sanitizing the tank. Proper starting of the tank. Supplies. etc.. etc.. etc..
     
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    What is your exact ich treatment program?
     

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