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  • ~firefly~'s Avatar
    Today, 12:05 PM
    No offence intended but I keep checking this thread hoping for a journal update. I can't find it for all the banter comments. What a spoil sport...
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  • ~firefly~'s Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    ~firefly~ replied to a thread cleaning glass in Chatterbox
    I live in London. The air quality is appalling. If my fish haven't been killed by that already I'm not too worried about fumes from a bit of...
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    Today, 12:00 PM
    ~firefly~ replied to a thread 3ft tank build in Photo forum
    But do you live in a hard/soft water area? Are you using tap water? Your local water authority report should at least give you an indication. I'd...
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    Today, 11:54 AM
    ~firefly~ replied to a thread Rocks? in Malawi cichlids
    I like the new layout better. Much more natural. I'd now look at changing the background to something plain black or dark blue. The appearance will...
    17 replies | 149 view(s)
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    Today, 11:47 AM
    ~firefly~ replied to a thread Help with sick kuhli in Loaches
    Hang on - you tried for two days? If the wound wasn't getting any worse then the effect was positive. I'm, quite frankly, disappointed. How quickly...
    17 replies | 193 view(s)
  • talldutchie's Avatar
    Today, 07:48 AM
    Recently there was an eel in Sweden that died at an age of 155 years
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  • talldutchie's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 AM
    Rescueing dogs I can see and you have my admiration for tha.t Rescueing goats, I suppose so but a CALF?? REALLY?????!!!! Anyway...I suspect this...
    26 replies | 243 view(s)
  • mommy1's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 AM
    mommy1 replied to a thread Questions in General Aquarium Forum
    This can be dangerous. I'm not saying it's wrong, just be careful. Fish need oxygen and to much co2 will kill fish. I'm willing to bet the new bulbs...
    11 replies | 88 view(s)
  • mommy1's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    mommy1 replied to a thread cleaning glass in Chatterbox
    I keep my tanks close to the wall, so I think it would be cramped and difficult lol, but I don't see a problem using a roller. Just be careful not to...
    27 replies | 205 view(s)
  • mommy1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    mommy1 replied to a thread cleaning glass in Chatterbox
    You have a valid point with aerosol sprays, but I don't use aerosol sprays. Just a plain spray bottle of stuff and I still turn away from the tank.
    27 replies | 205 view(s)
  • mommy1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    Strips are ok right after they are opened but start to degrade quickly. Liquid testers (whatever brand you choose) are better. They have a larger up...
    11 replies | 94 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    mommy1 replied to a thread cleaning glass in Chatterbox
    :rolling: I've been at this for over 40 years. If I ever start to have issues with my tank glass absorbing glass cleaner I will take this into...
    27 replies | 205 view(s)
  • mommy1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    Lol. Just this afternoon my 70-80 lb puppy decided he wanted on the bed as I was trying to get off the bed. We both went crashing to the middle of...
    8 replies | 74 view(s)
  • mommy1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    You can do as many water changes as you need to do and as often as they need to be done. A 25% water change, especially on a tank that large, is not...
    11 replies | 94 view(s)
  • mommy1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    I compete with my dog for space on the couch, does that count? Those are two beautiful dogs Cliff.
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    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    mommy1 replied to a thread cleaning glass in Chatterbox
    I turn away from the tank and spray glass cleaner on a paper towel and wipe the glass. My fish are on the inside of the tank, what I put on the...
    27 replies | 205 view(s)
  • mommy1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    A large heavily planted tank, (like a rice patty heavily planted), is what would be required to keep two betta. I don't recommend it. I also don't...
    21 replies | 167 view(s)
  • talldutchie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    Apologies. It's sometimes hard for me to tell the difference between someone who keeps a "pleco" conciously and the many people we get here that...
    26 replies | 243 view(s)
  • ~firefly~'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    I wouldn't try to change the water you already have. Most people would prefer softer water at that pH. If I had that water I'd keep apistogramma...
    21 replies | 167 view(s)
  • ~firefly~'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:55 PM
    Betta fish are best in neutral to alkaline water, typically hard water. Just to note...a water softener will NOT improve matters for you. It'll...
    21 replies | 167 view(s)
  • ~firefly~'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    I agree with Cliff. None of your current stock are suitable for a 38. I have a 90 and I briefly considered some of those species but decided they...
    15 replies | 156 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    ~firefly~ replied to a thread Rocks? in Malawi cichlids
    I don't much like the pile you have there. Sorry to go against the general consensus. Whilst it's a great environment for the fish I don't like it...
    17 replies | 149 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    ~firefly~ replied to a thread 3ft tank build in Photo forum
    What are your water parameters? Soft/hard, pH?
    27 replies | 644 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    ~firefly~ replied to a thread cleaning glass in Chatterbox
    Same as you. Works a treat and doesn't poison the fish. I do use furniture polish on the cabinet though...sprayed onto the cloth rather than direct...
    27 replies | 205 view(s)
  • ~firefly~'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:30 PM
    I nominate talldutchie
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  • ~firefly~'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:29 PM
    What temperature is your tank at? What are the other inhabitants? They're a more temperate than tropical species so be aware of this.
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    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    ~firefly~ replied to a thread To Drift or not to Drift? in Plecos
    I don't think talldutchie was being rude...just accurate and succinct. We needn't be precious about naming conventions. I've never seen a...
    26 replies | 243 view(s)
  • ~firefly~'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    I don't even have a marine tank but found this very useful...for my future plans :ssmile:
    6 replies | 63 view(s)
  • ~firefly~'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    ~firefly~ replied to a thread ideas??? in Plecos
    This. Never buy a fish you cannot house in its adult form. It's irresponsible, although I'm sure most of us have done it if we started fish...
    11 replies | 110 view(s)
  • mommy1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    If there are 0 nitrates in your water supply it is just a matter of basic math to determine how much water to change. In other words a 50% water...
    11 replies | 94 view(s)
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