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Starter tank with 5 fish
#31
Dont use salt, it wont help and your fish wont thank you for it. You can give salt baths to sick fish but thats a but different. The water changes will help with any stress by keeping the water clean, as long as your not to rough with the changes and match temp as close as you can etc Smile
No need to feel anxious its all part of the learning curve of fish keeping Smile
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#32
(26-08-2019, 12:50 AM)Gingerlove05 Wrote: Dont use salt, it wont help and your fish wont thank you for it. You can give salt baths to sick fish but thats a but different. The water changes will help with any stress by keeping the water clean, as long as your not to rough with the changes and match temp as close as you can etc Smile
No need to feel anxious its all part of the learning curve of fish keeping Smile
Thanks, I will avoid salts and just stick to partial water changes. Lets see what peta at home say about the water test today....will be good to find out whats going on. Thanks for all your help everyone.....I really appreciate it.
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#33
Melafix will help cut down stress. It's especially helpful with corys, I use it when I move them or introduce them.
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...get someone else to do it! Big Grin

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#34
I have just been to Pets at Home and the results I got are as:
Ammonia - 0 - 0.25ppm
Nitrite - 0ppm
Nitrate - 0ppm
PH - 7.5
I am thinking of axding Tetra PH/KH minus to reduce PH. Any advice? Thanks
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#35
Don't bother about the ph, it'll be difficult to keep it stable, and it's the hardness that's important, the ph usually only affects whether they spawn and/or the majority of the frys' sex.
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#36
(26-08-2019, 12:13 PM)plankton Wrote: Don't bother about the ph, it'll be difficult to keep it stable, and it's the hardness that's important, the ph usually only affects whether they spawn and/or the majority of the frys' sex.
Thanks Ian, that is very helpful info. As my other half said....I might be over reading and getting myself anxious.
My next question is....how do I get the hardness down.....of the water that is  Smile
I have got some deionized water, which I could try. Any recommendations? Thanks again
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#37
There are two threads in the science section which I started with some very useful info. (Distilled water and TDS tester)
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#38
RO is the safest and most stable way of lowering hardness, but you only need to if the fish need soft water, and even then you have to either mix it with tapwater or re-mineralise it.
If at first you don't succeed....
...get someone else to do it! Big Grin

Enjoy your fish, shrimps and snails!
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