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Pebble Pebble
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  • Posted on: 18/2 11:10
Dying fish #21
Help, I found one of my Rudd lying on the surface of the pond. I thought it was dead but it’s still alive. It’s lying on its side so maybe it hasn’t got long?
Any ideas on how to revive it?
Thanks


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 18/2 7:29
Re: Tertras if water is hard? #22
Unfortunately running the tank empty does nothing to cycle it and the quick start bacteria will have died as there is no ammonia source to feed them. Your water will test fine at the moment because it's just a tank of tap water, but if you add fish ammonia and nitrite will build up and harm the fish. Please read the article I linked to above - you need to cycle the tank with ammonia to simulate fish waste.


SuzanneLawson SuzanneLawson
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  • Posted on: 18/2 3:44
Re: The long run #23
I was wondering if anybody apart from FishLady bothers on here any more, as apart from her I had a sarcastic reply and somebody giving me a load of links but can't be bothered to type anything. Can't see much enthusiasm from many helpful people.


SuzanneLawson SuzanneLawson
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Re: Tertras if water is hard? #24
Yes I've been running my set up tank with filter and plants for a while, and added the fast start bacteria from the bottle.
I'm going to get the water tested before adding any fish.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 17/2 21:55
Re: Tertras if water is hard? #25
If the tank has been fully cycled with ammonia you can stock any species. If it hasn't then that needs to be done as no fish should be put in an uncycled tank. This article explains why a fishless cycle is necessary and how to do it: https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles ... hless-cycling-article.htm


SuzanneLawson SuzanneLawson
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  • Posted on: 17/2 21:03
Re: What are bead like things in filter? #26
The box says Interpet, Internal power. Four stage filtration. PF1. For aquariums up to 68 Litres.


SuzanneLawson SuzanneLawson
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  • Posted on: 17/2 19:11
Re: Tertras if water is hard? #27
Went to have another look in the fish store, and woman in shop only seems to think minnows are suited for a new rank. Even though it has been running about a month. I would prefer Platy though.


SuzanneLawson SuzanneLawson
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Re: Advice on cleaning chemicals and fish tank. #28
Thanks a lot for lits of links, while not answering my question.


SuzanneLawson SuzanneLawson
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Re: What are bead like things in filter? #29
Will have to check when I get home later, but seen the same looking beads on other filter images online, so assumed whatever they are, are a basic staple of most fish tank filters.





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