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    How long does dechlorinator need to sit in water before going in tank

    Its a 10 gal tank with 5 guppies. Only the water conditioner is used in the last few months. I don't rinse the filter but I do put a new one in every 2 months. I do water changes about 2-3 gallons every week. The water is crystal clear. The rocks are the cheap pink rocks that you get from Petco.
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    How long does dechlorinator need to sit in water before going in tank

    Ok that is good to know. I just assumed the filter cartriges where like the filters in a britta or something.
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    How long does dechlorinator need to sit in water before going in tank

    Then after the water change not much until a few days after, where the ammonia starts to go up. I caught it at .5 ammonia this time. Last time I was a little too late and the ammonia was 0 but the nitrite was 2.
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    How long does dechlorinator need to sit in water before going in tank

    The tank is cycled, so ammonia and nitrite are both 0 and nitrate is usually around 5. The GH and KH are both off the chart and the PH is about 8
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    How long does dechlorinator need to sit in water before going in tank

    So my tank is killing guppies again. And it seems to be after 25%+ water changes. I use a water dechlorinator and make sure the water is the right temp before introducing it. But like clock work a few days after a water change the ammonia starts going up and the fish get sick. I'm thinking...
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    Used aqueon algae remover now fish staying at top of tank

    Thank you. I'll leave the filter alone. 2 fish have died but the others are starting to move around more. So hopefully the worst is over. I'll keep water changes going until they are back to normal.
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    Used aqueon algae remover now fish staying at top of tank

    I did a big water change with my gravel vacuum and took out the decorations to clean them as well. Checked the water and ammonia/nitrite were both 0. Looks like the youngest fish is going to die but hopefully the rest get better. I'll change the water every day. I have filter cartridges...
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    Used aqueon algae remover now fish staying at top of tank

    I had an algae problem that is now gone. I used the algae remover power the directions, but ever since I first put it in there the fish have stayed st the very top of the tank. They won't eat or leave it. Any ideas. Thanks
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    Water not cycling?

    I wrote a few weeks ago about my tank killing cory's. Per the forum recommendation i got a good api test kit, and once i tested ammonia, i found out it was 2 ppm. So i've did a bunch of 50% water changes until the ammonia was down to under .25ppm. Now its been a week and the ammonia is...
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    3 week old tank killing emerald corys

    Got the big api test kit. Ammonia was at 1 , nitrites 0. Water change with primer and conditioner. Retest 30 min later ammonia .25. Ammonia must have been real high
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    3 week old tank killing emerald corys

    Hardness 228 mg/L minerals 440 mg/L 7.8ph. I couldn't find alkalinity.
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    3 week old tank killing emerald corys

    https://i.imgur.com/6sunzTm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/e2adeQa.jpg
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    3 week old tank killing emerald corys

    Aqueon water conditioner. I just did a 50% water change and we were definitely over feeding.
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    3 week old tank killing emerald corys

    After I do the water conditioner it lowers the gh and kh. I read that a low kh can kill fish. Is there one that removes chlorine but not kh.
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    3 week old tank killing emerald corys

    Thank you. I have a water conditioner for water changes but I get concerned because it sets kh near zero. I will get an ammonia test kit asap.
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    3 week old tank killing emerald corys

    Thank you. I will do all that.
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    3 week old tank killing emerald corys

    Hi all, we got a 10 gallon tank with 3 Male guppies and 1 emerald cory. The cory lives 1 week and dies. We just lost our 3rd and won't be getting any more. The guppies are thriving. It's been 3 weeks. I used water conditioner and good bacteria starter. I check the water stats daily. 0...
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