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by daz4321
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Tropical fish health
Topic: Fish dying one by one
Replies: 5
Views: 18

Re: Fish dying one by one

brita filters use activated carbon and ion exchange. activated carbon is not good at absorbing metals and ion exchange is just that removing certain things and replacing them with something else (normally removing magnesium and calcium and replacing with sodium) creating softer water that's unnatura...
by daz4321
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Tropical fish health
Topic: Fish dying one by one
Replies: 5
Views: 18

Re: Fish dying one by one

as you have no water hardness test results we will assume via your PH (high Ph = hard water normally) that you water is hard, however you have stocked fish that prefer soft water, most of the diseases you see are more of a result of stress (due to unsuitable conditions) rather than stress (due to po...
by daz4321
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Tropical fish health
Topic: Growths On Neon Tetra
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Growths On Neon Tetra

esha 2000 is my goto choice of medication along with esha exit, they can be used alone or together. Finrot is caused by bacteria that inhabit all aquariums but the fish immune system copes with it, stress is the main trigger for fin rot this can be caused by bullying, incorrect water parameters or o...
by daz4321
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Tropical fish health
Topic: Growths On Neon Tetra
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Growths On Neon Tetra

firstly you have hardwater fish and softwater fish in the same tank only one is going to be happy and you do not give the details for hardness as requested. At a guess you have at least two diseases present one would be Lymphocystis and the second is bacterial finrot, although the first is incurable...
by daz4321
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Tropical fish health
Topic: Growths On Neon Tetra
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Growths On Neon Tetra

In order to save valuable time, when asking for help please provide as much information as possible, asking for help without providing the information below will severely limit the help you will receive. We will need to know as much about the following as possible: Water quality: (* essential) Ammon...
by daz4321
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: New fishkeepers.
Topic: Reassurance Required
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Reassurance Required

cycling instructions that do work and do not harm your fish. https://fishlady.co.uk/fishless-cycling-how-to-cycle-an-aquarium-with-ammonia/ I would fill with normal tap water not the softened stuff that is not ideally suited to aquariums, domestic water softeners work via ion exchange i.e. replacing...
by daz4321
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Aquarium equipment
Topic: Air stone
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Air stone

most planted aquariums do not use air stones (during 'daytime' anyway) as it can degass the co2 that the plants require.
by daz4321
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: General Fishkeeping
Topic: buying fish in large quantities
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: buying fish in large quantities

most (all that I am registered with) require that you are a registered business i.e. at companies house, some require references and your trading/financial details. Other requirements vary depending on time trading etc. Of course it may be possible for a private individual to get registered to purch...
by daz4321
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General Fishkeeping
Topic: buying fish in large quantities
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: buying fish in large quantities

I get all my fish via wholesalers but this does require you register, One way to get around this is if you have a good local fish store that you are 'friendly' with you can order through them this way you can get very close to wholesale price (depending on negotiations with the store ;)) and avoid h...
by daz4321
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Tropical fish health
Topic: Something has gone wrong...
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Something has gone wrong...

along with the above also what other stock is there ?
what is your water change routine ?
and what if any were the symptoms of the deaths ?

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