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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Rummynose Tetra: Tolerance to KNO3?

Hi,

I hope you can help me with two questions about Rummynose tetra. Never had them before.

1) I have ready many times that Rummynose tetras are good indicators of water quality. What does that actually mean in terms of Rummynose behavior/effects? Do they get sick/ich, etc. easily? Do they just start dying off if water quality degrades? Once established in well kept tank, are they durable/hardy, or constantly sensitive/tricky.

2) I dose somewhat heavy EI in my 90gal, now about 5 weeks old. I dose
15ppm KNO3, 3x
3ppm KH2PO4, 3x
17ppm K2SO4, 3x
TPN 20ml, 3x
0.8ppm Iron, 3x
GH booster 4tsp, 1x (tap GH = 0)
Excel 1.5x recommended dose, usually daily
CO2 drop checker light lime green
> 50-70% WC weekly

Any issues of this dosing for Rummynose? Particularly, would my somewhat high KNO3 dosing not go well Rummys?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 04:46 PM
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they will be fine with the nitrogen that you add through kno3.

the concern would be the nitrogen that results from the cycle. that is toxic in large amounts.
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I've done EI ferts for over a year and the rummies are fine. The problem is, they have a tendancy to jump out of the tank. They are jumpers.

cardinals are much more mellow. I haven't lost one to jumping.
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