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NarutoDude
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In the last 3 days, half of the guppies in my main tank died of an unknown disease. Now I only have 2 of my snakeskin guppies left (both males:(). I'm planning to restart my tank and then buy a batch of snakeskin fries from ebay or aquabid.

 

The water was green and cloudy starting 2 weeks ago. I thought it was just harmless algae, but it turns out it was harmful.

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February 8, 2010 at 4:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Chris Baez, Jr.
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GuppyPro, what is the process of restarting the tank?


What do you do to it to make sure that the new Goppies are safe?


This is something I have never done, restarting a tank. I hear other people say it, but honestly don't know.


I have had situations where I lose all my fish in a tank. I just do a 100% water change, throw in the dechlorinator, and add new fish.


I there anything else I should be doing?

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Chris Baez, Jr.

February 8, 2010 at 9:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

NarutoDude
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What I did is almost exactly what you did. Except I leave about 1cm of water in the tank because I have a ton of cherry shrimps in my tank that I couldn't catch:dry:.

 

I heard you have to cycle your tank again for a month. You should also start off by adding starter fishes. But since my tank already has bacterias on the glass and ornaments, I doubt it's neccessary.

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February 8, 2010 at 10:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Chris Baez, Jr.
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I agree. Also the filter media holds bacteria. So I guess I'm doing the right thing.

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Chris Baez, Jr.

February 9, 2010 at 2:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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