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Discussion in 'Planted Aquariums' started by Reido Dorito, Sep 1, 2018.

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    Heaters are the weakest piece of our hobby IME. When they fail they either don't work or can stick on & cook fish. Keep an eye on it! The heat is just to speed up the ich lifecycle.

    So, is it 1.5 TBSP salt for the entire tank or what?
     
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    That sounds absolutely horrible. Lord willing, that won't be the case here. Lol

    Yeah, just boosted it to 2 tbsp salt. Just gonna start going up in halves, now that I know it doesn't harm the fish.
     
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    2 TBsps for the tank? Come on, get moving! You're dragging this out too long...
     
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    Damn. Lol.

    And tomorrow is the last day of the medicine for ick, going to finish tomorrow. Than start the salt method just to be safe. So, I add 1/4 teaspoon per gallon every day?
     
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    Did you find out what happened to your longfins teared tail, my SAEs was attacked last night, I believe by the bigger golden gourami. One died, with NO tears at all, but a red bruise on the underbelly, so I’m guessing it got beaten up not eaten up. But the other 2 sAe has the centre of their tail fins completely gone. All d the fish stay away from the golden gourami. Is that a hint? I already spoke to Big als, and they will rehome the gourami instead of me euthanizing it. So that’s a plus, but Ima get rid of this ich first before I hand it over. Any thought as to why the SAEs were attacked? I have 2 gold gourami. The second gourami is healing, had teared tail fin and lower belly fins was teared a little, the 2 kissing gourami are pretty chill, and the 4 glowlight tetras have no issues at all.
     
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    Hey, I'm sorry for such a late reply, TBear! Yeesh. Sorry about your issue with your gouramis, man.

    I'm pretty sure that teared tail is from fin-nipping on my longfin, as now I'm seeing what looks like scar tissue, and the others are chasing him all the time (he's chasing the others too, of course). The aggression in there is just ridiculous right now, so I'm trying to add more as soon as possible.

    I don't know much about gouramis, but I thought they were some of the most peaceful ones out there? I guess not, based off of your experience.

    And as far as your salt treatment goes, though I'm sure you've already handled it, my heat (around 84 degrees Fahrenheit) and three tbsp of salt worked really well; haven't seen any more issues in a while. But, I definitely wouldn't go off of my experience; fishkeeping isn't an exact science, I've learned. Lol

    How's your tank going since you posted?
     

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