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    What just killed all my fish?!

    We use API master test kit but ofcourse that only covers PH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. What do you use for GH and KH? I’m at the fish store now trying to find a good test kit for that. Other than the things I just mentioned is there anything else I need to be testing for? I’m on a well...
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    What just killed all my fish?!

    Unfortunately, we do not have another LFS near us 😳 we have to drive almost an hour to get to another fish store. We’ve done it many times before but it is not always an option for us. (We have a newborn)
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    What just killed all my fish?!

    It killed my loaches, a molly, and some guppies. I have had over 20 fish die just in the last 3 weeks and all for different reasons. It’s one thing after another. I’m nuking this tank and starting over.
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    What just killed all my fish?!

    I have spring water and the PH is 7.0 and I have never tested for hardness. I just assumed that because it’s spring water it’s not “hard” but I’m taking a vial to my LFS in the morning and going to have them run full panels
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    What just killed all my fish?!

    Never mind NB meaning Nitrifying Bacteria 🤣 such a noob here
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    What just killed all my fish?!

    I’m sorry, what does that mean? 😅
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    What just killed all my fish?!

    Patience is key, absolutely. Any idea what the white stuff is though? We have nitrite and nitrate readings in this old water, so there’s a cycle going on. Not sure why that Ph went haywire and this wife stuff appeared. Going to re start and properly cycle, I will be adding Fluval Cyvle. I like...
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    What just killed all my fish?!

    We had no idea what a biological cycle was. Both of us (my husband and I) have had fish tanks before and had never even heard of it. Growing up, my parents bred guppies and mollies and never had a fish die, save for old age and they never added anything to the water nor did they use a test kit...
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    What just killed all my fish?!

    When we first set the tank up, We were using nitrifying bacteria in a bottle. It must have been old or inert because when we added fish we got the ammonia spike. It took two weeks to get that situation under control but we did and started getting good readings on the tank. Four days ago the pH...
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    What just killed all my fish?!

    It’s been running for 2 months. We have battled all sorts of issues from PH dropping out of nowhere, ammonia spike and other issues. The tanks PH is so low that even the low range PH is reading under 6.0. We added API PH UP last night and then today all the fish were covered in white scummy...
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    What just killed all my fish?!

    Does anyone Know what is going on here... these fish were perfectly fine two days ago and within the last 24 hours almost every fish in the tank died and looks like this! Please help!!
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    Unpopular opinion: microfiber stinks!

    I have better luck with plain ole damp paper towels
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    Sick Guppy, need help!

    That’s what we did to start. When the ammonia got so high in the 37g we moved everyone to the 10g planted and then the same thing happened over there and that’s when the fish died. Now everyone is back into the 37g (what’s left of them anyways) and we (almost) have the situation under control...
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    Unpopular opinion: microfiber stinks!

    I must be buying the worst ones then because I am having awful luck with them 😅 I have 2 cats and ofcourse they shed but it seems like these microfiber towels are just a big ole cat hair magnet!
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    Unpopular opinion: microfiber stinks!

    Thank you! I’m still learning to navigate the forum, obviously 😅
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    Unpopular opinion: microfiber stinks!

    I know this will be an unpopular opinion, but does anyone else dislike microfiber towels? I find that they make more of a mess than anything else. Although they are absorbent, they leave lint and junk along their path. I was them by themselves with only other microfiber rags and I still have the...
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    Sick Guppy, need help!

    Oh yeah I forgot about the 6 neon tetras, they are in the 37 gallon as well. They are the survivors.
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    Sick Guppy, need help!

    Unfortunately, most of my fish died due to the toxic ammonia situation. Not all of them, but 7 neon tetras, 5 guppies, an albino pleco and a yo-yo loach all succumbed to it and died 😞 I only have about 15 fish left. My guppy fry survived though, that’s something in the bright side. I have 4...
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    Hello

    Hello and welcome! I’m new here too, I also have 3 tanks set up and I have 2 more waiting for a spot in the home. I would love to see pictures of your tanks if you have the time! ☺️
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    Sick Guppy, need help!

    Oh okay! That makes more sense! We have (almost) gotten the ammonia situation resolved but now the fish have “fin rot” and goodness knows what else. They are all bleached out and pale looking and several of them have the tell-tale signs of fin rot. White and tattered fin edges. I will try to...
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