Help. Pleico sick again??!! :-(

NilusFishFamily

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Definitely ground floor but I’d be worried about the basement just with the knowledge of the weight. I’m sure it’s probably fine but I just got would worry about that much weight in a concentrated space that has an open basement underneath.

In reply to another person, I did post to the pleco section originally but to date zero-0- replies. So I keep coming back to this thread.
 

Warborg

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Fish Tank Travis

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Ok, a few things here that I’d like to touch on:

First, the 37 is way too small for that pleco. A 75 would be a huge upgrade, and way worth it, but a 125 would really be much better.

Second, the amount of filtration has zero affect on the amount of water changes you should be doing. I agree that you need to be doing a lot more water changes. For that setup, I’d recommend you change at least 50% every two days.

Lastly, if you are correcting the water parameters with chemicals, then you should stop doing that. Having a more consistent PH is more important than having a PH that matches the fish’s natural habitat. I keep several different species in my 220, some of which come from soft SA waters, and I simply change their water with my tap water that has a PH over 8.2. All fish are very health and thriving.

Good luck with your pleco and let us know how it goes.
 
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