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    Default Re: Baby Unini Heckels

    You guys wanted a video. Check this thread http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...77#post1244377.
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    Hi Pat I will try to get some. haven't used camera in years!

    I only have 3 left of the heckles and 3 altums and 2 of the browns I got at the same time. They were all fine for years until I turned the uv off and went to just aged tap. bacterial infection got a few.
    I want to get more from john, just not ready to go back to uv and ro/tap just yet plus whatever is the tank system i'm sure is still there. so when these go I will start again.
    I was fun raising them, gotta be 5-6 years with them now.
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    Jim,

    Sorry to hear about the losses. Do you think it was just that. I guess for some this will add a tick in the UV favor...

    What type of water do you have there?

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    Without a doubt from water source. UV needs to be treating all water entering house to work. we have reservoir water. another problem with our water is they will switch over to catskill aqueduct at any given time and that is not good, water will go from ec of 600 or so then when they switch it will drop to 80 or so.
    Had these fish for about 5 years with no problems at all then after I shut the system down in about 6 weeks they one by one got one sort of infection or another.
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    Really sorry to hear that Jim, it's been hit or miss with these little heckels. Lost one to jumping and two to whirling. I have reduced the TDS in the tank to 30 with a temp of 80. Have also reduced the WC percentage to 50%. Things seem to have calmed down some but crossing fingers. The remaining five are outgoing and growing so hopeful.
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    Wow, I am sorry. That is a really rough day. I know everyone on here says UV is witchery voodoo ********, but I always run mine. 24/7. Maybe it is for piece of mind.

    I hope you get things cleared up soon.

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    I always kept ec around 80 when they were growing temp 82. I have only done 30% or so wc's 1X a week and they did great for years. now they are in aged and some not aged tap. When I get time and get new ones I will definitely go back to aged ro/tap and the uv.
    I never had the whirling issue. I did with altums when they were dime size. 3% salt dip fixed that.
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    Thank you. these fish are sort of old but I grew them since about 2+ inches always the nicest go first. They are not dying off daily or weekly, been going downhill for almost a year. uv is in my experience not worth the money on a tank itself. you need to treat all the water entering the house before the tanks and tanks must not have any problems to start with.
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    Default Re: Baby Unini Heckels

    Here Are some pics Pat
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    Those are looking great Jim. Thanks for sharing.

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    Really beautiful, Jim.
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    Thank you both there is another but he always hides when the camera come out
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    They look great Jim and your heckels seem so blue
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    Default Re: Baby Unini Heckels

    thanks Pat The one that I didn't get is the bluest, I'll try to get his pic soon if I can.
    Jim

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