I’ve been listening out for the noise and it actually does it consistently, roughly every 20 minutes which is really strange. It can’t be the heater turning on or off because it is far too loud to be that so I’m not sure what it is.
It's been running fine - had a small leak issue at one of the connectors, which I've sorted but I've noticed it makes this strange scraping or rattling sound; it only lasts for a second or so but it does it quite regularly like every 20 mins or so.
I thoroughly checked the impeller when I set it up and it was fine and I've also gently tilted the canister to displace any air and no more air is coming out - is this something I should be concerned about?
As the title states why won't it prime? It's a Oase Biomaster Thermo 250, all connected up correctly and you push down the large 'button' on top of the pre filter to get it to prime, but no matter how many times I do this the water just won't circulate through.
Both tubes have got some water in but when I push the button the water moves a little then just goes back, it just doesn't want to go any further. The filter is on the floor so well below the water line, and I've tried moving the filter to displace any air but it just won't do it.
Fishlady wrote: You can do another course after a water change, but if there are no other symptoms it's possible the colour of their poo is just about what they're eating. Is it odd in any other way - bubbles in it, stringy looking, or is it apparently normal but just a pale colour?
I've never known poo be this white before, especially considering their diet, and comparing that to the other fish I have (3 Platy, 6 Cardinal Tetra). I feed them Tetra flakes and frozen food and the only fish that produce white poo are these 2 Platy. The poo is stringy in that it forms a long string before it detaches from the fish - and is completely white. I must admit that I fed them frozen Bloodworm earlier today and their poo was brown for a certain time, but then it just goes back to white.
Both fish seem lethargic at times and spend lots of time still either at the top or bottom of the tank so I know there is definitely something not right.
Ok, so I've put the last dose of treatment in today and it hasn't worked. I've noticed that a couple of times their poo has been brown but, most of the time, it's still white. I did not change any water during this time either.
Does anyone know whether the course of Parazin can be repeated? There is little information given on the bottle itself so I'm hoping someone has experience of using it. Do I have any other options at this point?
I went for a bottle of Waterlife Sterazin and I've put two does into the tank so far.
The bottle states to dose the tank on days 1,3,6,8 & 10. I'm sticking to this guide, however, the fish are only in a 24 litre holding tank and I'm concerned that I won't be able to go that long without doing a water change. Nitrates are ~15 out the tap so I'd usually do a weekly water change to keep on top of it.
Am I best to just go the distance this once or would a water change not stop the treatment working?
There are two platys and both seem to be quite lethargic. One I've had for 3 weeks (the one with the white poo) and another I added on Friday, which is also producing white poo.
They look like marble saffron mollies but are platys and they both spend a LOT of time on the gravel and don't move that much, even when the light is on. I can't see any visible signs of disease on either of them so I've started dosing with the Paraguard, however, I believe it is only for external parasites rather than internal?
Can anyone confirm this? If so I may need to buy something else in order to eradicate this problem.