NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!--UPDATE

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Since this board has been up, we have found there are several questions that routinely get asked in order to help diagnose problems. If you can have that information to begin with in your post, we'll be able to help right away (if we can!) without having to wait for you to post the info we need.

1) Your water parameters - pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates and salinity (if appropriate). This is by far the most important information you can provide! Do not answer this with "Fine" "Perfect" "ok", that tells us nothing. We need hard numbers.

2) Tank size and a list of ALL inhabitants. Include algae eaters, plecos, everything. We need to know what you have and how big the tank is.

3) Feeding, water change schedule and a list of all products you are using or have added to the tank (examples: Cycle, Amquel, salt, etc)

4) What changes you've made in the tank in the last week or so. Sometimes its the little things that make all the difference.

5) How long the aquarium has been set up, and how did you cycle it? If you don't know what cycling is read this: Fishless Cycling Article and familiarize yourself with all the information. Yes. All of it.

We want to help, and providing this information will go a LONG way to getting a diagnosis and hopeful cure that much faster.

While you wait for assistance:
One of the easiest and best ways to help your fish feel better is clean water! If you are already on a regular water change schedule (50% weekly is recommended) a good step to making your fish more comfortable while waiting for diagnosis/suggestions is to do a large water change immediately. Feel free to repeat daily or as often as you can, clean water is always a good thing! Use of Amquel or Prime as a dechlor may help with any ammonia or nitrite issues, and is highly recommended.

Note - if you do not normally do large water changes, doing a sudden, large water change could shock your fish by suddenly changing their established water chemistry. Clean water is still your first goal, so in this case, do several smaller (10%) water changes over the next day or two before starting any large ones.

NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!--UPDATE

Postby Pufferpunk on Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:43 pm

We will be needing to upgrade to a new $erver so we can have the full forum--Library, Pufferpedia, search functions, etc. Your appreciation for TPF can be well $pent by clicking on the "Support" button & donating what you can afford. We have no advertisers here, so this site is dependent on YOUR donations! :lilhelp:
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby J-P on Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:58 pm

sent $20.00 Sorry, that is all I could afford a the moment.

If things pan out you'll be seeing more.

anyone biding $25.00??
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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby puffermichigan on Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:27 pm

Donated. I don't have a lot, but I totally believe in the power of the community making things happen!
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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby Pufferpunk on Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:35 pm

Thanks guys, we'll take whatever you can give! :D
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby xrayjeeper83 on Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:44 pm

Remind me friday(pay day) to send some
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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby LilGreenPuffer on Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:45 pm

When does TPF need the money by?
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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby Pufferpunk on Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:52 pm

I believe Dad needs it now. We're going to drain our Paypal acct.
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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby sevenyearnight on Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:28 pm

I sent a small amount. Sorry it's not more, between the car repairs, Potter's surgery, and Balki's new tank, we're not rolling ATM.
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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby Pufferpunk on Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:40 pm

OK, you guys gotta stop apologizing for sending $$$! :tuttut:
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby Puffer King on Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:25 pm

hey i've made a donation , not much im afraid ...things are a little tight at the mo ......guess every little helps though :)
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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby goldielocke76 on Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:25 pm

I made a small donation to help with the "right now" situation, but like Xray said, remind me on the 12/1 and I will try to do more. :)
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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby JRC3 on Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:56 pm

OK, guys, I had a whole $6.70 sitting in my Paypal account for some reason. I sent it and will send more once I'm not so tight this month. I sent $20 last year and I see no reason why $20 a year is too much to ask for a site that has helped me, and continues to help so many noobs as well as experienced fish-keepers. I hope everybody sends in $5 or $10.

Also, is there a way to do some banner advertising on the site or does that turn in to way too much accounting/reporting/paperwork/non-profit/etc? I can see how it could.


Many thanks. :thumb:
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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby xvCODY on Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:59 pm

I get payed at midnight tonight. I'll be making a donation within the next 12 hours. =D
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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:08 am

I want to keep this site ad free. :)
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: NEW SERVER--We need YOUR Help!

Postby J-P on Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:39 am

Pufferpunk wrote:I want to keep this site ad free. :)



The ads don't have to be as intrusive as a banner ;)
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