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I have had my tank set up for 22 days and it is beginning to cycle. Thumbs up! I have visible bacteria growing on my bio wheels and ammonia and nitrite readings are 0 and I am beginning to see a nitrate reading.

I am going to get a canister filter Suprd71 advised me to get to accompany my hob. With the 2 filters will that be enough surface water disturbance to create a sufficient amount of oxygen or should I also continue to run an air stone with them?

The ph in the tank is much higher than my tap water. I can't figure that out. I have river rock gravel as a sub straight, one large lava rock, one piece of drift wood and one piece of mopani wood. Neither seemed to effect my ph much. I have some peat moss on the way to try. Also running one air stone as I previously mentioned. Idk if that effects ph or not. Temp is normally between 81 and 82.

With excellent water conditions, and a high ph, would oscars get hith?
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Keeping water very clean most always prevents hith. It can however, be triggered by stress. Stress can occur from overcrowding and/or aggression. High Ph will also make toxins in the water more dangerous. Strive to keep nitrate level close to 10ppm. Change as much water as often as needed to make that happen. If you like the airstone, keep it. Its not affecting Ph.


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How is that tank going? Stil have the 2 oscars?

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No, I don't have the 2 oscars anymore. I gave one to the local pet store.

My tank is doing fantastic. You guys have helped me tremendously. My oscar is very healthy and growing very rapidly. I have been doing 75% water changes every 4 days. Running a Filstar XPL and a emporor 400 hob.
I am having a great time watching this fish grow and seeing the new ways it's body changes as it gets bigger.

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Hi. Nice news.

Pictures of your oscar please. Regular updates are mandatory :)

Did you have trouble with both oscars or gave the second just in case and has suggested?

With the frequecy and 75% wc what level of nitrates does your tank has?

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sammie replied the topic: Re:75 gallon tank with 2 oscars

I will gladly update!

I was having a little trouble when I had 2 oscars. One was alway picking on the other one. They were only about 2.5 inches when this was occuring so idk if it would have persisted as they grew. But, for that reason and from the advice I was given is why I got rid of one of the oscars.

When i do water changes, I take the water down right to the top of the oscars dorsal fin. I just figure that's a 75 to 80% water change. As far as nitrates, it's always close to 5ppm. I have never seen it over 10ppm.





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Nice looking guy!

What is the lenghth, height and depth of the tank. It doesnt look very long or is that Oscar huge?
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sammie wrote: I will gladly update!

I was having a little trouble when I had 2 oscars. One was alway picking on the other one. They were only about 2.5 inches when this was occuring so idk if it would have persisted as they grew. But, for that reason and from the advice I was given is why I got rid of one of the oscars.

When i do water changes, I take the water down right to the top of the oscars dorsal fin. I just figure that's a 75 to 80% water change. As far as nitrates, it's always close to 5ppm. I have never seen it over 10ppm.





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Well all I can say is keep up the good work. Whatever you are doing is obviously paying off because your Oscar looks extremely healthy.

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:75 gallon tank with 2 oscars

Fish looks great, and I guarantee its your water change schedule that is responsible. If I may offer another bit of advice..... tank is quite barren. Oscar will appreciate some deco, even if just a hunk of driftwood and a couple of rocks. Maybe try a plastic plant or two.


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