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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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hey thanks for the help
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by vnghost View Post
heres water parameters.

ph 6.3 confirmed with digital ph pen.
ammonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate 0
gh 12? i added ferts about an hour before test
kh 7

the fish seem perfectly fine now. i think it was just my co2 yesterday, noticed it was flying a little bit higher today, probably from when i accidently dropped the cylinder landed on the needle valve. turned it down, all fish are swimming happily and the harlequins are not shy at all. top stays on the tank until all variables are verified thanks.
0 nitrates an hour after ferts? What are you dosing for ferts?

I had a problem with my nitrate API test. If you don't shake the second bottle enough you can easily get a zero reading. After "shaking until my arm falls off" as some one suggested I started getting no3 readings.

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I used to have harlequins and the only time one jumped was when I was trying to net him out.. but I think that any fish/ shrimp can be a jumper.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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well i noticed something interesting right now. lights on fish swim about happy, excited to see me thinking im gonna feed them. lights off my tank turns into fight club. neons doing the usual sparing for dominance but what was more interesting was the rummy nosed tetra i have in there. i have 2 and they are smaller than the harlequins but one is stocking them while lights off and seem only to be interested in the bottom fin. i think i found the real culprits. removing them as you read this.
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