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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-20-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By wendyjo
If he ran the tank empty for a week then he...

If he ran the tank empty for a week then he wasn't cycling it - in fact he was doing the opposite by starving whatever bacteria remained in the filter, the substrate, etc. The bacteria that cycle...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By wendyjo
Nope. If you don't have a reliable source of...

Nope. If you don't have a reliable source of bacteria to basically insta-cycle then fishless is the way to go. No need to put any fish thru the stress of a cycle.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By wendyjo
So in the first post you said you added the Prime...

So in the first post you said you added the Prime before adding the fish, and then in the next post you said you added the Prime after the fish were dead. So which was it? Cause if you didn't put...
Forum: Fish 09-15-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By wendyjo
I have a question not about this specfic problem...

I have a question not about this specfic problem but about the answer that was provided. If you did a tank breakdown like mentioned above - what would you do about your filter material? I'd assume...
Forum: Fish 09-10-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By wendyjo
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: Fish 09-08-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,205
Posted By wendyjo
:proud:

:proud:
Forum: Fish 09-08-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By wendyjo
Thank you Diana. I'll take those things into...

Thank you Diana. I'll take those things into consideration. Both the angel tank and the tank the cories are in are at 78 degrees, and most of the cories are 2nd generation that were spawned and...
Forum: Fish 09-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By wendyjo
As I stated, the tank is no longer going to be...

As I stated, the tank is no longer going to be used as a Q thank tho - I have set it up as a permanent tank for the angel now - it's cycled and planted and he is going to stay in there for quite some...
Forum: Fish 09-07-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By wendyjo
OK let me answer a few questions. Firstly, I do...

OK let me answer a few questions. Firstly, I do monitor my water paramenters often, and have never seen anything other than occasional high nitrate (40ppm) in the tank. Water changes in the main...
Forum: Fish 09-04-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By wendyjo
Bumping, hoping for an answer.

Bumping, hoping for an answer.
Forum: Fish 09-04-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By wendyjo
Have you done any more water tests since the...

Have you done any more water tests since the first one you posted about? I am questioning the water quality if you added 6 new fish at once in a 3 week old tank. Really, really hard to say.
Forum: Fish 09-04-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By wendyjo
It's impossible to tell you what meds to use when...

It's impossible to tell you what meds to use when you don't know what the problem is. Parasites? Bacterial infection? Water quality? No way for us to know. I don't see any mention of the tank...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-03-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 668
Posted By wendyjo
I take the subway and drive zero miles.

I take the subway and drive zero miles.
Forum: Fish 09-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 727
Posted By wendyjo
I'm just curious if it was a private breeder or a...

I'm just curious if it was a private breeder or a petstore that tried to sell it as a show betta. It's still misinformation, no matter what he paid.
Forum: Fish 09-03-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By wendyjo
I leave cuke and zuke slices, clipped to the...

I leave cuke and zuke slices, clipped to the side, in the tank for as long as it takes for them to get eaten - usually about 48 hours. What the oto and pleco don't eat the snails finish off. My oto...
Forum: Fish 09-03-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 727
Posted By wendyjo
Where did you get him and who told you it was a...

Where did you get him and who told you it was a show betta?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By wendyjo
Thanks everyone.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 890
Posted By wendyjo
My siphon hose for my smaller tanks came with a...

My siphon hose for my smaller tanks came with a clamp for the bucket, but I hated it and threw it away.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By wendyjo
I use the water from my 5g betta tanks for house...

I use the water from my 5g betta tanks for house and porch plants. The water from the larger tanks goes down the kitchen sink, unfortunately.
Forum: Fish 09-03-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By wendyjo
Sounds like they may have been sick in the store...

Sounds like they may have been sick in the store and are now speading the illness thru the tank. I'd remove them to a Q tank asap (like someone else above mentioned - a Q tank doesn't have to cost...
Forum: Fish 09-03-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By wendyjo
Do corys tolerate Meth Blue?

I have a juvie angel who has been very sick - HITH and the worst case of popeye I've ever seen in pics or in person. He's been in a Q tank for over a month now, has been successfully medicated and...
Forum: Fish 09-03-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By wendyjo
I agree with everyone else, especially about...

I agree with everyone else, especially about testing your tap water to find out what kind of water you're starting out with.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By wendyjo
Can you cut up the old sponge and put peices of...

Can you cut up the old sponge and put peices of it in the new when it's time for the final transition?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By wendyjo
Thank you Diana - things drive me nuts when they...

Thank you Diana - things drive me nuts when they don't behave the way I expect. I did the last water change about 24 hours prior to testing, so perhaps you are right about it being too soon.

In...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By wendyjo
It's a 20T and is bare bottom cause it was set up...

It's a 20T and is bare bottom cause it was set up as a hospital tank. I'm actually gonna keep it set up for the angel that's in it and add gravel. I guess my biggest concern is that all this time I...
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