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  1. squidsagirl420

    How Long To Cycle With Added Bacteria

    So i thought that i would post, i did a test today and im shocked. it looks like 0 ammonia, 0nitrites and i cant really read the nitrates? what do you think? and nitrates are a pretty orange. how much nitrates are good/bad? lol does this mean its cycled?!? and i should retest for several days to...
  2. squidsagirl420

    Recommend Light Fixture For 29Gal. Planted!

    the kind of fish i like need a lid. I also have three children lol. i wish i could have an open top. i love some of the emergent tanks. anyway, i need some sort of fixture that sits on a glass top. or is the top as well.
  3. squidsagirl420

    Recommend Light Fixture For 29Gal. Planted!

    Hey guys, I have a 29 gallon kit that comes with a lid with the LED strip. Its equal to .5 -1 watt per gallon... L O L.... sooo... I have found several different tops that are either the lid/light together or a glasstop with fixture. I am trying to save money. and the best i have found is the...
  4. squidsagirl420

    How Long To Cycle With Added Bacteria

    Yes i added media from an filter in my established tank. (6 tiger barbs, 5 platys and 2 snails) and put it down in the filter with the new media. it wouldn't fit in front which i assume is best, but its in there. . I also took out several medium size rocks i had in it, as well as a large and...
  5. squidsagirl420

    How Long To Cycle With Added Bacteria

    ok. makes sense. appreciate it!
  6. squidsagirl420

    How Long To Cycle With Added Bacteria

    awesome thanks. also, what about adding some of the other tanks water.?
  7. squidsagirl420

    How Long To Cycle With Added Bacteria

    I was just curious as to how long it might take to cycle a tank if you added filter media from an established tank. as well as ornaments, rocks and other things. or is there any way to know? just test? lol Thanks!
  8. squidsagirl420

    Guppies Dying, New Tank Syndrome/bloat?

    I don't think i can help much, other than i don't think a tank can cycle in two or four weeks. unless you added bacteria from another tank. hope you get some info! They will probably want more info. And you may need a better test kit than the strips. I use the API freshwater master kit. its...
  9. squidsagirl420

    Danios Suffocating?

    yeah. it is very tall. very. lol. i moved the danios into it and they were instantly happy. lots more space for them. and from one corner to the opposite is a bit wider than my 20gal cube. i think this was a good idea.    the person i got the hex from had discus. but i dont think they would like...
  10. squidsagirl420

    Danios Suffocating?

    i had put it in to a hex calculator a while back and got like 28 gallons or something. cant remember. id have to measure again. and the only thing i meant towards length was that they like the side to side space for swimming. if that makes sense. i was told the only fish that may put up with my...
  11. squidsagirl420

    Rearranging A Tank

    i use a siphon pretty regularly but yeah.. im sure you are right. haha. thanks!
  12. squidsagirl420

    Rearranging A Tank

    is it ok to remove and or rearrange large ornaments in your tank?
  13. squidsagirl420

    Danios Suffocating?

      i feel like i see an immediate positive response too.  ok. i think i may go ahead an mov them and see how they do.. its going to be near impossible to catch them! haha
  14. squidsagirl420

    Danios Suffocating?

    its 17" across the top or about 10 or 12" from one corner to the other. not sure how tall. pretty tall. i cant reach in but half way unless i stand on something and its still too deep lol. these danios have lived with this crayfish before i had the barbs. i moved him because he seemed stressed...
  15. squidsagirl420

    Danios Suffocating?

    man, my poor fishies. i hate that it was my fault. but you are now saying that things are as good as that are gonna get right now and to leave it alone right? lol When would you recommend i do my next water change. and just small ones more often right? thanks again! also, what did you think...
  16. squidsagirl420

    Danios Suffocating?

    see i was thinking more about the danios because their obvious behavior. i didnt even consider the barbs wanting the same type of space. its interesting!  but they are pretty zippy when they want to be. so i could see how they would probably let loose in more space. or at least with less danios...
  17. squidsagirl420

    Danios Suffocating?

    ok. here are my readings. and it looks my ph is crazy high at around 8.2 the regular test was so dark i also did the high range.       all are showing a tid bit darker on pic than actuality    as far as the amount of fish. i honestly think it was fine, though i know thats not always going to be...
  18. squidsagirl420

    Danios Suffocating?

    i will do a test real quick
  19. squidsagirl420

    Danios Suffocating?

    this was my reading, and a pic of my tank.  
  20. squidsagirl420

    Danios Suffocating?

    yes. makes sense because i did small water changes pretty often until this point. and all had been perfect. it is pretty planted but im not sure how planted its considered. after the large water change they did stop hovering at the top and seem a lot better but i guess only time will tell. i did...
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