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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 05:33 AM
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I have in my 1.5 gallon, it was heated and had a huge carpet of java fern, 6 marimo moss balls, banana plant. Substrate i only had a 1/4 inch of fluval shrimp stratum.
I had housed a betta, nerite snail and amano shrimp in there.
Didn't have to do a single water change for over a month.
The thing is- when i did do a water change, everything died. Its like i poked the pocket of poison.

Have you tested for ammonia, nitrite, etc?
The thing with bowls and smaller tanks is that its nearly impossible to keep stable for longer than a few months of "luck" imo.

I do hope you are considering moving the goldfish out soon though, even if the water is stable the thing will get super ill due to stunted growth.

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