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Old 10-13-2013, 09:53 AM   #121
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I thought the gunk helped the tank. Should I do a full cleaning? Wouldn't that reset the whole cycled process?
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:35 PM   #122
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BB lives everywhere, you'll never get all the gunk from the bottom of the tank so don't worry about a recycle.
I would vac half the substrate per wc if you're worried.
What filter do you have on the tank now?
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:14 PM   #123
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I have the Tetra Whisper PF10.

I think that's a good idea, because I also wanted to put up a background on the tank, to reduce the reflections.

So, I'll vac today with a major water change.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:04 AM   #124
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All done!

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:19 AM   #125
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Is that Jor in the floating cave? Looking good!
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #126
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No, the tank was empty. lol
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:22 AM   #127
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Update: I discovered that one of the Nerite snails is just a shell and has nothing inside. Going to return it sometime this week.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:33 AM   #128
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I haven't posted in here for awhile.

Jor (betta fish) and the three Nerite Snails are doing well.

I have let the aquatic cycle alone and have done small water changes every Saturday and everything has been fine, until recently.

I noticed that parts of the plant in the middle of my aquarium has holes in the leaves. I'm assuming that the snails are eating it, but I'm kind of stumped, because I have been putting in pieces of algae rounds every couple of days for them to feed on.

I'm assuming that the algae rounds aren't enough for them to feed on and might have to up the quantity that I'm feeding them, but I wanted to know if this was a good idea or not.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:51 PM   #129
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Got any pics of the plants with holes? Holes and yellow leaves usually mean plants aren't getting enough nutrients, get some plant food ie API leaf zone, seachem flourish etc...with a low light tank you shouldn't need much.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:09 PM   #130
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I'll put up photos later. No yellow leaves though.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:01 AM   #131
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Update: My motherboard inside my computer fried and I built a new one from scratch.

My tank inhabitants are doing very well. I have four snails along with Jor my betta fish.

My java ferns are not doing great and the leaves are turning brown and dieing on me.

I haven't had a chance, but the next time I travel to the pet store I'll look at getting new ones to put in there. Not sure how to keep them from going on me.
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Update: Jor has swim bladder and a hole in his bottom fin.
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Update: Jor's swim bladder was cured after a couple of days of fasting.

Unfortunately, I think Ich has take ahold and I've been fighting it for weeks. After two weeks in a quarantine tank and meds, nothing has improved.

I'm just waiting for the end now.
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:03 AM   #134
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Attached a photo. This side doesn't look as bad, as the damage on the other side.
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Well, after fighting what I think turned out to be a fungus for the past couple of months, the end is near.

Jor is at the bottom of the quarantine tank, laying on his side, with labored breathing, and he's no longer trying to eat food.

I put him in fresh water and made it shallow enough for him to gulp air.

I don't expect him to survive the night. I'll miss the little guy.

I still have my main tank running, but not sure what to do with it.
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