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Kris68
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PostSubject: HELP fish are dying!   HELP fish are dying! - Page 3 Icon_minitime6/21/2011, 5:45 pm

First topic message reminder :

due to a house remodel I had to move 6 fish from a 29 gallon to a 10 gallon for 2 months..no problem...I set 29 back up..all fine..3 weeks later I added 7 new fish along with a petstore advise to add aquarium salt...now a week later I have lost 11 fish...1tsp to 5 gallons is what I was told....I have done a 40% water change 3 days ago and fish are still dying..PH is fine ..............HELP!!!!!
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NajaAkaDoa
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PostSubject: Re: HELP fish are dying!   HELP fish are dying! - Page 3 Icon_minitime10/16/2011, 11:31 am

I didn't see this asked, forgive me if it was,
What kind of salt did you use? Did you just
'crack the seal' or has it been on the shelf a
month or two?.. -peace JT
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NajaAkaDoa
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PostSubject: Re: HELP fish are dying!   HELP fish are dying! - Page 3 Icon_minitime10/16/2011, 11:33 am

.......just noticed the date on the last post,
I guess I'm a little late on this one.. Sleep
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juliet
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Location : north garland
Favorite Fish: : i have fresh.. and salt..

about 11 tanks in all..

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PostSubject: Re: HELP fish are dying!   HELP fish are dying! - Page 3 Icon_minitime10/16/2011, 12:40 pm

better late than never..

some water out of the tap might be soft.. and store bought water can be the same.. if you add salt.. guess what.. you done mede extreme soft water.

some fish can not live in very soft water

never listen to fish store people.. that is why your in a fish forum ...
I like most people here have f.. up to many times and have learned by our error..


reverse water osmosis is what I used... yes used a bit of salt.. and killed half my fish.. hard lesson to learn


hugs
Juliet
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juliet
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Location : north garland
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about 11 tanks in all..

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PostSubject: Re: HELP fish are dying!   HELP fish are dying! - Page 3 Icon_minitime10/16/2011, 12:40 pm

wow.. can't spell.. need more coffee.
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NajaAkaDoa
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PostSubject: Re: HELP fish are dying!   HELP fish are dying! - Page 3 Icon_minitime10/18/2011, 12:37 am

I'm thinking add salt, you make it harder?

Alot of my friends use tap.. city/well..

I "be cool" but it's really no good for chemical and mineral
reasons. I asked the salt question just because you should
avoid the 'iodine' laced salt...

I go Ro/Di.. and add "equalibrium"... 1 gram per 5 gal will get your drops
right...aka 9 grams per 5 gal will take the api GH meter 9 drops to turn green.
Then...let it bubble for a day or two, then get your ph correct, it usually
comes out at about 6.5.. a little under 1/8tsp of alkaline buffer should get
it right....let that bubble for a while... then get your temp right,
and do your W/C.. = HELP fish are dying! - Page 3 690297

Gotta make your water :).. I was lucky enough to study under
an "old timer" who ran a water treatment plant, you wouldn't believe
what comes out of your faucet! - Peace JT
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NajaAkaDoa
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PostSubject: Re: HELP fish are dying!   HELP fish are dying! - Page 3 Icon_minitime10/18/2011, 12:54 am

Oh yea, I throw a tbs per/5gal of sea salt in there too..
and hindsight being 20/20 that 1/8 of alkaline buffer
will put you just about 7 ph... and it seems once it's
been in the tank for a day or two you need to 'top it off'
to keep it around 7.2/7.3....then it will hold until you W/C again
............always test! ..... -peace JT
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PostSubject: Re: HELP fish are dying!   HELP fish are dying! - Page 3 Icon_minitime10/18/2011, 2:36 am

..........and above all else, never, ever.. spoil your bird dog.. fishing
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