Fish running into walls of tank

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DRACO replied the topic: Re: Fish running into walls of tank

no matter what gadgets you use, the tank size is not conducive for good
living condition in your tank... unless you have other means of filter
aid... your fish are mostly in trouble.... 20% water change per week
would not be enough to keep your water in good shape...

just my 2 cents opinion...
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Fish running into walls of tank

aggreed with the above posters.
50% waterchange will be a better option.
But get your own testset, and adjust your waterchange schedule accordingly.
You'll find out you will need to change water more often than you are used to until now.
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sharyn replied the topic: Re: Fish running into walls of tank

Hello and ditto to everyone above. Dont fork out for a UV thingy, treat the cause not the problem and use the money toward a bigger tank.

Coupla things to consider - you can get these filter pads (the ones I have used are aqua one and they are green) and they help to neutralise your phosphates and are quite cheap or a little net bag of Seachem PhosGuard in the tank or filter.

Also check all your electrical things like your heater especially - make sure they are not shocking your fish, this can cause the behaviour you describe. If you have a multimeter you could use that otherwise just have a really good look at whatever electrical items you have in the tank.

Best of Luck and Happy New Year to ya!

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outloudsmitty replied the topic: Re: Fish running into walls of tank

Hello guys,

I'm very happy to say I followed everyone's advice, I searched high and low for a new home for my pets and i'm now the proud owner of an 110 gallon acrylic tank that has a self contained, internal pump filter system complete with Bio balls and media bags for carbon. Had to get used to this system. My fish started out shy and didn't move or eat much once I put them in there but after a few days they have since slowly gotten adjusted to their new surroundings, they now swim about and eat as normal. Also along with the tank came some good supplies including an API test kit. Thus my readings now are:

Ph - 7.6
Nitrate - 0
Nitrite - 0
Ammonia - 0

Happy Camper!
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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: Fish running into walls of tank

outloudsmitty wrote: Hello guys,

I'm very happy to say I followed everyone's advice, I searched high and low for a new home for my pets and i'm now the proud owner of an 110 gallon acrylic tank that has a self contained, internal pump filter system complete with Bio balls and media bags for carbon. Had to get used to this system. My fish started out shy and didn't move or eat much once I put them in there but after a few days they have since slowly gotten adjusted to their new surroundings, they now swim about and eat as normal. Also along with the tank came some good supplies including an API test kit. Thus my readings now are:

Ph - 7.6
Nitrate - 0
Nitrite - 0
Ammonia - 0

Happy Camper!


Glad to hear things are working out for you! :)
Can you please test your Nitrate again??
If the tank is cycled you should not have 0 Nitrate..

Make sure you follow the directions EXACTLY as they are printed or the results will come out wrong...
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Fish running into walls of tank

outloudsmitty wrote: Hello guys,

I'm very happy to say I followed everyone's advice, I searched high and low for a new home for my pets and i'm now the proud owner of an 110 gallon acrylic tank that has a self contained, internal pump filter system complete with Bio balls and media bags for carbon. Had to get used to this system. My fish started out shy and didn't move or eat much once I put them in there but after a few days they have since slowly gotten adjusted to their new surroundings, they now swim about and eat as normal. Also along with the tank came some good supplies including an API test kit. Thus my readings now are:

Ph - 7.6
Nitrate - 0
Nitrite - 0
Ammonia - 0

Happy Camper!


Hmmm....new tank .... are you using your old filters in this new tank? If not, your new tank will go through a cycle for the next 8 weeks. Check your ammonia and nitrites everyday, and be ready to do water changes since you already have your fish in the tank.


Do you only have the two oscars now?
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outloudsmitty replied the topic: Re: Fish running into walls of tank

Hi, I checked my Nitrate level again and i'd say it's somewhere between 0 - 5.0 ppm. Please let me know if that's not good or what I should be doing. Everything else seems fine. I just did a water change this am for about 30%. Will test again later on today and tomorrow.
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