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Re: Need some help!

Have you considered aggression?  Also, I recommend starting with fresh
tank when starting with natives.  Clean everything and bleach anything
(1/4 bleach to 5 gal. water) you bring in from outside as decoration or
substrate.  Make sure all the bleach is removed and run the tank for a
couple of weeks before adding any fish.  If this is things you already
knew...never mind.


On Tue, 30 Jun 1998, Kudzu wrote:

> >Just a thought here - if you keep losing fish in that 30 gal, perhaps
> >there's a problem with that tank.  Describe the setup and age of the tank.
> >Who are its residents?
> It is a 30 gallon long (12d x17h x 36l) with a Fluval canister filter. It
> has been set up for 6 months or more. One power head for current. River
> gravel that I collected of the bank. A few assorted rocks and driftwood.
> Inhabitants at the moment are 3 corys, 6 rainbow fish (to be removed), 1
> shiner, 3 small longeared sunfish and one pleco.
> It is lightly planted with a Sword, a couple of crypts, dwarf sag., Mexican
> Oak Leaf, anibus, ect.  I also have a DIY Co2 but I have not used it in over
> a month.
> One thing that I did think of was that the gravel has a good bit of shell in
> it and my water hardness may be high. This could cause the pH to rise. I
> have to confess to not having a test kit to check. Other than that I can't
> think of anything else. I have had numerous fish in this tank with no
> problems. Many of those in there are long time residents too!
> See anything I have missed?
> Jeff <*\\><
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