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luis
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PostSubject: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 9:18 am

i bought a 100g fish tank on saturday and set it up it has been running since then i threw some fish in it yesterday thinking the water would be ready and this morning they were all dead does anyone know why....i was running late to work so i had nio chance on checking the water
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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 9:23 am

Your tank was probably not fully cycled. Not enough bacteria count to sustain your fish. how many fish did you put into the tank.. did you properly intoduce the fish into the tank for temp/ph changes... check your parameters on your tank water with a test kit. Try and get some filter media from another fish tank to help accellerate the cycle..

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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 9:26 am

Luis I have some water if you need to start a tank. Also if you want help setting it up let me know I can come over. usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 9:27 am

its was only 4 fish yeah i set the fish in the water inside the bag i got them in and slowly added wter from the tank in the bag how i always do it and they were doing fine
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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 9:29 am

check the water parameters when you get home.. got to be a problem with the water or there was something wrong with the fish.

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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 9:30 am

KMX wrote:
Luis I have some water if you need to start a tank. Also if you want help setting it up let me know I can come over. usafishbox
ima keep letting it run if its not ready by this weekend if u could help me that would be nice
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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 9:33 am

CajunGator wrote:
check the water parameters when you get home.. got to be a problem with the water or there was something wrong with the fish.
if its the water should i take it all out and refill it up or just do half
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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 9:36 am

If you started it all from tap water there is no way it will be ready. Unless you have supppppperr man for fish.

If I was starting a 100G tank I would put about 30-40% good bacteria water that has been in another well established tank that I already have set up. Then I would fill up the rest with tap water....making sure I use my prime. I would also make sure I use a filter that I have had on another tank already...... I would let sit for about a day or so and then you should be golden. Make sure the temp is 80-82 and I'm good!

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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 9:57 am

so if i go to my moms and lets say take half from a 55 gallon where i have the fronts in and throw it in the 100g with the filter in that is in the 55g that would help
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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 10:20 am

CajunGator wrote:
Your tank was probably not fully cycled. Not enough bacteria count to sustain your fish. how many fish did you put into the tank.. did you properly intoduce the fish into the tank for temp/ph changes... check your parameters on your tank water with a test kit. Try and get some filter media from another fish tank to help accellerate the cycle..

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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 10:36 am

Yes that would help a bunch

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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 10:38 am

i don't think his tank is cycled at all, if he started fresh there is no way it cycled in a few days, Kory he doesn't really need your tank water, hook him up with some filter media with established bb. Just make sure the water in your tank is dechlorinated. Then add a couple fish to get things going.
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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 11:13 am

Ok ima let it run for a few more days and then se what happens
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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 12:16 pm

Filter media and water would get him going fast. If I have someone setting up a tank I reach in my filter and bag them some cr@p. So far it has worked every time. But if you have a few 5 gal buckets your water would help too.
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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 12:38 pm

musiccitycichlids wrote:
Filter media and water would get him going fast. If I have someone setting up a tank I reach in my filter and bag them some cr@p. So far it has worked every time. But if you have a few 5 gal buckets your water would help too.
what do u mean by bag them some cr@p
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PostSubject: Re: help   help Icon_minitime7/7/2010, 2:28 pm

dirty filter media that has been cycled and has the Biological filtration living in it. It lives off fish waste and uneaten food. Not exactly how the process works but basically.

When you are setting your tank up, the fish waste produces ammonia that kill the fish. A bacteria then consumes the ammonia and produces a nitrite spike that will also kill your fish. Then another turns that into a more tolerable nitrate that you can control through population, feeding, and water changes.

The cr@p on the used filter media already has all of the above living on there so you should be able to put it in your filter and be good to go without any deaths. I use polyfill found at walmart and poret foam. I bag the poly because it is cheaper and does the trick.
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