help struggling with tank

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    No. Don't bother with salt. Raise the temperature to 32 degrees for 2 weeks. No meds. Plenty of airation...and keep an eye on your fish. It will go away. I have done this in my planted tank with corydoras and it worked.
     
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    First confirm it is Ich. Does it look like salt sprinkled on your fish? Which ones have it?
     
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    Hmm no they rub themselves against ornaments, I will wait and see what happens to those two that does it, maybe its something else?

    O and I just went to check up on my fish and saw my gourami has a mark on its body, it looks like a piese of cotton.
    Everything just keep on going wrong!!
     
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    We will sort this all out. Relax :blink1:. Can you post a pic of the tank and possibly the fish that are having problems?
     
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    Which fish are flashing/rubbing?
     
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    Oky I will post pics tommorrow morning, the lights are off now, don't think they will be happy if I turn on the lights.
    The one white molly, about 3cm big and one of my neon tetras and then the dwarf gourami with the wool like patch. And forgot to mention that one of my platies has a damaged tail since saterday and it seems like the point of the tail is dissapearing.

    Hmm I can't handle stress well and get very depro about things like this!!
     
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    Never cool to see your fish dying and feeling helpless. When did you last do a water change and how much?
     
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    This afternoon, around 1pm. I changed 20 liters of water. I also changed 20 yesterday morning. I'm using seachem prime to dechlor the water
     
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    Are you dosing Stability?
     
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    Yes I do
     
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    You should increase your water changes to 20% daily. So 50l with 1.2ml Prime and 3.1ml Stability. Did you get Matrix for your filter?
     
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    I bought ceramic rings yesterday
     
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    It's a start. See about getting Matrix...it has a massive surface area for good bacteria to populate.
    What filter/s are you using?
     
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    I will get some matrix of the month when I buy my canister filter.

    I'm using 2 via aqua internal filters that does 500liters each
     
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    Where have you put the ceramic noodles?
     
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    Inside the two filters, half ceremic rings and half filter floss
     
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    Pack them: Filter floss - Filter foam - Ceramics/Matrix - Filter foam

    A canister is going to make a huge difference.
     
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    Uhm there's not so much space there. About 10cm. What is filter foam?
     
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    I'm getting a tetra ex1200 that does 1200 liters a hour
     
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    Only popped onto the band wagon now
    1. your fish is not over stocked as you keep mostly smaller fish
    2. you already have double the filtration that you need (250L tank "4ft" with 500L filtration)
    well oxygenated unless you push ur heater up to 32'c
    3. Ceramic rings are fine but yes matrix will be better but cost lots more unless you can get it cheaper

    Lastly, why spend extra money on a canister? 250L tank with 1700L filtration?
    Just do more frequent water change and suck up the poop, the canister will not suck the poop up anyway...
    and the water is recyled in the canister, so best is water change often
     

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