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    The team (my polys)

    Discussion in 'Polypterus' started by clm08k, Oct 14, 2017.

    1. clm08k

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      Tank only pics for comparison:
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      The del is happy to have more sand to bury in. I think i like the lighter look better though 096D4602-4279-4478-A5F1-BB978FF8246D.jpeg
       
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      Looks great
       
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      I like it with more black. I added some small pebbles to mine not super happy with it but it has stopped the digging up of some of my plants.
       
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      I think you can see it from a distance. I wonder how soon they'll darken up from it?
       
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      That's what I'm wondering too. It'd be interesting to see how they look in a couple of weeks.
       
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      Should only take a few days since @clm08k@clm08k poly are already settled in the tank.
       
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      I like the extra black sand in there. I did similar with mine and noticed an improvement in color and pattern.
       
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      Hey everyone! Right now I’m doing 75-80% WC every 5-7 days. I did one on Friday, today is Monday. it’s been 2 feed days so far- 3 to 4 days after changing-and I noticed two new things:

      1) the del looks like she has the beginning of cloudy eye
      2) the polli has a new white “thing” on her side. It appears to be a scrape or scales looking dull. What could this be from?
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      First thing I think of is water quality. Here are the test results:

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      Does The ammonia means there isn’t enough B.B., I fed too much, or there’s too much nitrate?
      What do I do?
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      Seems pretty high after a 80% WC on friday(3 days ago). Is there anything that can be done about this in the 55gallon tank?

      My intuition is telling me the bioload is too high for the tank. I have 4 polys that are 9-10+inch and the albino is 6.25in. I’m really wanting to upgrade to a 90g. My parents are pretty anti this until I get my own space again;however my main concern is the health and safety of my animals. Is the 90 gal a necessity at this point? Will that be big enough? Any advice would be appreciated.
       
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      That does seem really high for feeding every other day and doing that many water changes. You shouldn't have ammonia and those nitrates are high for that soon. :(

      I can't remember if your tap water has been tested for ammonia or nitrates?

      If your parents won't go for a 90 gallon, I bet that even moving to a 75 will help notably. And you can get those for cheap, and they really don't take up that much more room. Obviously a 90 is better than a 75, but....

      So you have 5 polys, some congo tetras and giant danios? (How many of those?)

      What is your filter and how often / how do you clean it?
       

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