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  • frank_zappa's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 PM
    thanks...i will definitely test the tap's nitrates as well and shake the bottle like mad beforehand. i think the issue with the nitrates may be...
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    Today, 01:01 PM
    thanks sued d. ive been going into that shop for years and will continue to do so. i can spend hours in there. judi, no problem. whenever you...
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    Today, 02:59 AM
    frank_zappa replied to a thread Hello in Introduce yourself
    hey welcome to the forum. have you had experience keeping fish in the past or is this all new to you? i would advise buying a quality test kit and...
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    Today, 02:39 AM
    judi jetson, i am interested to hear about your thoughts on the points/counterpoints from the link i posted. i do not want to bash the guy in any...
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  • frank_zappa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    i don't remember people calling the question stupid when it was posted by this very reputable member: ...
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    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    hey thanks...i will just keep up with the water changes, now daily as opposed to every other. i wish i had rinsed out that substrate a little better...
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    Yesterday, 05:16 PM
    sure slap, go ahead and post it up. i dont really like the color chart for this, either...it is too difficult to get a precise reading, although...
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    Yesterday, 03:53 PM
    yeah, i shook it quite a lot....but i suppose i can try again and shake it even more.
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    Yesterday, 03:39 PM
    do you guys think i am showing nitrates due to the fact that the substrate i am using is from a tank i had running in the past? i should have, but...
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  • frank_zappa's Avatar
    09-17-2014, 10:42 PM
    my local fish store has a forum of their own...and i posted on there tonight asking for some advice. i posted the readings from a water test i did...
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    09-17-2014, 09:46 PM
    frank_zappa replied to a thread So.. in Beginner Freshwater
    real talk. sorry for too much info. before i had my rotator cuff repaired, my aunt the nurse handed me a bottle of stool softeners. she said trust...
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    09-17-2014, 02:52 PM
    it may cause some cloudiness at first but all that will settle down after a couple days. laterite is perfectly fine to use and i would go ahead with...
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    09-17-2014, 10:37 AM
    frank_zappa replied to a thread So.. in Beginner Freshwater
    glad youre back home...i will just say this: if you are having to take pain killers, be sure to include lots of fiber in your diet.
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    09-16-2014, 09:42 PM
    ammonia is .25 nitrites im guessing is about 4 (it is hard to tell the difference when matching the colors) large water change tonight
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    09-16-2014, 08:51 PM
    says foam on the box, but yeah...sponge. i have a small bag of biomax sitting on top as well. i just tested the water for ammonia. it has been 2...
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    09-16-2014, 08:21 PM
    i stopped at the fish store on the way home and made a couple of purchases...i bought a master test kit, a brand new ac 30 filter, and some extra...
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    09-16-2014, 02:57 PM
    slap, i think i accidentally gave your light suggestion a thumbs down...meant to give it a thumbs up. thanks for the suggestion. i think i will buy...
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    09-16-2014, 02:10 AM
    cons: your tank smells like pee
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    09-15-2014, 11:14 PM
    to the right of the tank is the door to my porch, where i keep some of my house plants plants during the warmer months. they seem to be enjoying the...
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    09-15-2014, 11:04 PM
    here is another shot of it...looking forward to making some changes and getting it set up how i want it. i like having it in the kitchen because i...
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    09-15-2014, 09:57 PM
    Hey it has been suggested in another thread that I start a journal for my new tank. Initially, I thought I would wait until the tank was cycled but...
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    09-14-2014, 06:54 PM
    frank_zappa replied to a thread So.. in Beginner Freshwater
    hey i am just happy that you are able to get up and walk. those injuries sound terrible. i was scared you were going through possible partial...
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    09-14-2014, 06:09 PM
    frank_zappa replied to a thread So.. in Beginner Freshwater
    Very sorry to hear about your accident and your injuries. You will be in my prayers for a complete recovery.
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    09-14-2014, 05:17 PM
    i agree that using a fish to cycle the tank will be more time-consuming and laborious. i just got a little impatient. it is only a 20 gallon though...
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    09-14-2014, 04:49 PM
    It is always a matter of personal preference but I would just suggest stocking according to your water's parameters and using that to help make your...
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    09-13-2014, 01:42 PM
    sure, i can start a journal on the tank....but it will still be quite a while before the tank is cycled.
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  • frank_zappa's Avatar
    09-13-2014, 01:48 AM
    yeah, and your accent is great so do not apologize for the commentary. tank looks fantastic.
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  • frank_zappa's Avatar
    09-13-2014, 01:42 AM
    thanks aquarium lover and mommy1...really glad to be back and getting a new tank started. i really do love those fish, the nannacara anomala. ...
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    09-13-2014, 01:27 AM
    thanks mommy1....gonna cringe here and admit that i havent tested my water yet. i just have a feeling the old test kit should be replaced as it has...
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    09-13-2014, 12:24 AM
    hey i have been a member for quite a while, but have not been active for a couple years. i had previously rehomed all my fish and have quite a few...
    17 replies | 194 view(s)
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