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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Too much fert/fish going nuts

I tried using a friends pre-mix fert. I guess I put too much as fish are darting about and breathing like crazy.
Water change is the best I can do?
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 12:01 AM
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Big water change to bring down the levels of whatever went in. Do you have tests for whatever you've dosed?
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Yes hurry and go change the water!
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What exactly did you dose and how much of it?

A water change is what you should do.
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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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Things look better. Did 100% change. Will find out more later. Measured homemade general blend and an iron blend. Fish look better. Wow, they didn't like something.
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Was probably burning their gill.s
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Im glad Its ok now!

Next time you go put chemicals in your tank make sure they are safe for your livestock first


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Things look better. Did 100% change. Will find out more later. Measured homemade general blend and an iron blend. Fish look better. Wow, they didn't like something.
how did you change 100% of the water? this makes no sense you would have to remove the fish and substrate to do a 100% change
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Good point. My grow tanks are set up outside my house. I siphoned water down to 3 inches or so and at the same time hosed in fresh well water for 15 minutes. I then filled tank back up. Did this twice. So more like 90% change. So drastic turn over.
Guppies didn't really show too much distress but sams and otos where in trouble.
Person I got the fert from mixes dry blends of fert with water. Will ask later what it could be.
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It's quite possible that you just put in too much at once. Tell me you didn't just dump a bunch of dry fert in to settle as a cloud.
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Man, you gotta start been a bit more mindful! Lol!
Poor helpless pets of yours!


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It's quite possible that you just put in too much at once. Tell me you didn't just dump a bunch of dry fert in to settle as a cloud.

Wait a minute here. I am not a serial fish killer. I do not get thrills watching fish labor while I pour 2 lbs. of granular palm special into the tank. The product I used was home made yes but carefuly meausered and put into 1 gallon plastic containers in liquid form and then I dumped it into the tank.
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Thank god. I was about to file a complaint in order to get your fish-keeping license suspended!
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how did you change 100% of the water? this makes no sense you would have to remove the fish and substrate to do a 100% change
Are you serious right now? Like... Really..?



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To prove or disprove the 100% theory one would need to tint the water with color and then see how long it would take with flow through system to clear water.
Fish are 100% better by the way. I just poured in way too much fertilizer formula. I was lucky.
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