Search results

  1. N

    Mysterious Tank Issue

    Setup: 10 g, moderately planted, 1 honey gourami, one female guppy, 4 oto catfish. been running about 8 months. hello all, i think i am in the beginning stages of something bad happening in my tank and i just dont know what it is. i record water tests weekly before every water change and have...
  2. N

    Very High GH/Very Low KH... Confused

    Also another thing to add, a fish keeping friend of mine with a whole lot more experience than me also has very hard water. So much so that he invested in a whole him softener. His town water report shows very hard water. I'm two towns over and my report doesn't actually list the gh/kh like his...
  3. N

    Very High GH/Very Low KH... Confused

    The color is actually very noticable. On drop 21, the vial is a obvious and vibrant orange, on drop 22 it switches to a light, but still obvious, green.
  4. N

    Very High GH/Very Low KH... Confused

    Hello. I'm fairly new to fishkeeping (6-7 months) and I've been trying to educate myself on water chemistry. There is something very perplexing to me about our tap water in our home in upstate NY. When I use an API GH/KH test kit on our tap water, I get very high GH readings (22 dGH) and very...
  5. N

    Honey Gourami Compatibility Question

    Hello everyone, I currently have a 10 Gallon moderately planted aquarium with a male Honey Gourami, 2 female guppies, and 2 Oto Catfish (yes I know, weird mix). Everyone gets along great. My friend is giving me a 20g high and obv I'd like to get some more fish. I'm thinking of getting a couple...
  6. N

    Question about Gourami Centerpiece 10 Gallon Tank

    Hello, I currently have a 10g tank that I am in the process of planting with some easy plants (Java Ferns, Java Moss, Anubias, etc.) I would eventually like to introduce a fish as a centerpiece with some nano shoaling fish to compliment. I currently have 4 Otocinclus Catfish. What does...
  7. N

    Shattered Heater Concerns

    Ok good. I did. With a Titanium heater this time.
  8. N

    Shattered Heater Concerns

    I did get all the glass out yes. Luckily it was a clean break.
  9. N

    Shattered Heater Concerns

    Hello, I was a bone head and didn't switch my glass tank heater off during a water change. While pouring water into the tank, the heater shattered into the tank. Should I be concerned about chemicals/substances that were inside the heater poisoning the water? One of my guppies was literally...
  10. N

    New Member and Guppy Concerns

    I wanted to provide a quick update on my Guppy tank. I have taken the advice of many posts on here (for which I thank you all). Since my post, I have installed a light dimmer and timer, set to be on at about 25% power for 6 hours a day. I installed a background (black) on my tank to ease...
  11. N

    New Member and Guppy Concerns

    It shall be done. I'll let everyone know how it goes.
  12. N

    New Member and Guppy Concerns

    I read they did the best in 7.5 - 8. My fish store guy echoed that as well. Is that not true?
  13. N

    New Member and Guppy Concerns

    How do y'all maintain an optimal guppy pH with live plants? Bc the pH buffers say not to use them with live plants.
  14. N

    New Member and Guppy Concerns

    Copy all. My nitrate reading might be that low bc I had done a water change 3 days prior to the test. The time before last when I tested the water, nitrate was about 10ppm. And ammonia and Nitrite were 0. I will def get a background. Does anyone have any ideas on how to dim the lights? They are...
  15. N

    New Member and Guppy Concerns

    My exact readings are as follows: pH: 7.2 Temp: 76 Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 0 I have attached 3 pictures as requested. They are SLIGHTLY less flighty today. I was able to get a bit closer to the tank without them hiding, but as you can see, they are still cornering themselves.
  16. N

    New Member and Guppy Concerns

    Hello all, I am new to this forum and have only been fish keeping for a little over a month. I actually joined this forum bc I have a problem with my fish and need some help. I have a 10 gallon tank with a few fake plants, two pieces of driftwood, and some moss balls. There are currently 6...
Top