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Discuss all topics related to freshwater and planted tanks.

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by yasherkoach

alasse, the fish may have adapted somewhat, but I am sure they are stressed...stressed fish do not need to be half dead, a stressed fish can also mean a fish that does not breathe to its full potential, or when bad bacteria does enter the tank for whatever reason, the fish's immune system is unable to fight it off as well as fish in a healthier tank

certain readings in a freshwater tank must be true: ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 25-35 and under, oxygen 8.4, temperature (varies but usually between 76-82 dependent upon the load or variety of the inhabitants) and ph 6.8 to 7.6...anything that is far below any of those readings, is just asking for trouble

main thing is, a fish's immune system...the fish may appear energetic now, but if any doom hits the water column or anywhere in the tank, the fish's immune system will not have the strength to fight off the fungus, bacteria, disease etc

but hey, you're a fish hobbyist, and after several months of experience in this hobby, we do tend to get experimental - some do go way outside the requirements (even water test readings) - and only time will tell if you are doing right by the fish or not

to each their own, I'll leave it at that

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by Alasse

Exactly each to their own.

I am by no means a newbie fish keeper, i have been keeping fish for over 20yrs, and have not tested in that time. I have not had an outbreak of disease, fungus or anything since cripes, i dont even remember the last time actually.

I can assure you my fish are NOT stressed in any way

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