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    Today, 02:08 AM
    sfsamm replied to a thread Cactus in Chatterbox
    Oooo my mother had those when I was a kid. Stabby stabbies is what my sis and I called them. Hers would get bright pink flowers though rather than...
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    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    sfsamm replied to a thread The whole shebang in Aquarium Journals
    Had a betta tank spring a leak on Friday and the matching tank on Saturday. SOOOooo now I have betta in buckets but a lot of well established...
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  • sfsamm's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    sfsamm replied to a thread Marimo moss balls in Plants
    I usually do the Paraguard for most plants and always do the prime. Because some plants are treated with stuff to kill snails which is often copper...
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  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    In theory it helps. I have no topless tanks, I get annoyed with evaporation, but I agree, floating plants must have a calming effect on most fish,...
    219 replies | 4049 view(s)
  • WhistlingBadger's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    I think it helps, yes. It provides physical barrier to jumping. Maybe more importantly, overhead cover seems to really have a calming effect on...
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  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    My example is that I had an internal nematode parasite in my (I thought) thoroughly QT'd and safe system. I ID'd a worm in the intestine of a fish...
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  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:08 PM
    Honestly, I think the small size tank makes bigger fish a gamble. I put two red phantom tetras in my 5.5g to breed, I was going to return them to...
    219 replies | 4049 view(s)
  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    angelcraze2 replied to a poll POTM Voting Open in POTM
    Me too! Way to go AC! Beautiful beautiful pics as always everyone!
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  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    Just be careful, most betta will poke/bite at nerite snails and eat shrimp. I agree, your tank is already overstocked or at least near its max. ...
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  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:48 PM
    How do you have that light fixture suspended?
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  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    Congrats, very nice news for sure! All that work and knowledge is getting noticed!
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  • AmazonJoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:31 AM
    That's awesome news, glad your finally getting some much deserved recognition!
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  • mac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 AM
    mac replied to a thread The Garage Invasion. in Aquarium Journals
    Issues with disease and parasites would i guess be linked to the same thing in the wild. In a aquarium or in the wild there is always risk of...
    1085 replies | 28591 view(s)
  • WhistlingBadger's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 06:41 PM
    Yep. I put them in a 10 gallon qt tank, and all of my beautiful males jumped ship and died. They had been in an uncovered 55g for a couple years...
    219 replies | 4049 view(s)
  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 04:48 PM
    Thanks everyone :) Good discussion! Well, for what it's worth, I love the Blackwater botonical look. I'll do it in my tetra tank again once...
    1085 replies | 28591 view(s)
  • AmazonJoe's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 04:25 PM
    If the wood is to large or awkward to boil then you can leave in the direct sun for a few days this will sanitize and kill everything. Also you can...
    26 replies | 559 view(s)
  • AmazonJoe's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 02:32 PM
    Its certainly a area that needs studying and no one that I know of is doing so besides fellow hobbyists. So that why it is important to document and...
    1085 replies | 28591 view(s)
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    06-16-2018, 01:43 PM
    Slaphppy7 replied to a thread Sick Fish!!! in Fish Diseases
    I would not be adding anything to the tank but fresh water and dechlor, until we know your water params Do daily water changes of 50% until you...
    24 replies | 181 view(s)
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    06-16-2018, 02:56 AM
    mac replied to a thread The Garage Invasion. in Aquarium Journals
    I am no expert when it comes to how this all works out in full sientific terminoligy. Practically though the black water tanks have proven the most...
    1085 replies | 28591 view(s)
  • Slaphppy7's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 10:01 PM
    Slaphppy7 replied to a thread Sick Fish!!! in Fish Diseases
    Yes, get that test essential for FW fishkeeping, IMO Read as many of the threads in the Beginner section that you can...particularly the...
    24 replies | 181 view(s)
  • mac's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 09:59 PM
    mac started a poll POTM Voting Open in POTM
    RULES To qualify for voting in any of the competions, you must have posted at least 50 post's. Also been a memeber of Aquatic Community forum...
    3 replies | 94 view(s)
  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 08:34 PM
    Hard to find concrete info out there, but I do know nitrification stops at a certain pH value. Quickly, I found this...
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  • BluewaterBoof's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 08:09 PM
    This is very odd and I won't pretend to know much on how pH affects nitrification, but it seems interesting to note that I kept my caridina tank...
    1085 replies | 28591 view(s)
  • sfsamm's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 07:57 PM
    sfsamm replied to a thread The whole shebang in Aquarium Journals
    I actually just got word back from jehmco and we can do what I wanted on filtration! That's super exciting! So I will be changing up the intake of my...
    126 replies | 2301 view(s)
  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 07:33 PM
    That's great you are deciding to monitor hardness and other parameters. I've only been keeping fish for about 12 years, I'm actually really curious...
    11 replies | 186 view(s)
  • Slaphppy7's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 07:25 PM
    Slaphppy7 replied to a thread Sick Fish!!! in Fish Diseases
    Most importantly, we need to know your water parameters, you need to get one of these:...
    24 replies | 181 view(s)
  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 07:23 PM
    I think it's great to explain the differences keeping a Blackwater botonical tank vs. a more alkaline aquarium. I refer to these nitrifying bacteria...
    1085 replies | 28591 view(s)
  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 06:58 PM
    Lol, I still haven't gotten through the whole vid, but it looks wicked awesome!
    1085 replies | 28591 view(s)
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    06-15-2018, 06:50 PM
    angelcraze2 replied to a thread Sick Fish!!! in Fish Diseases
    Don't worry about being high maintenance, I am incredibly OCD as well. I mentioned the chloride magnesium from memory, but searching I see it's...
    24 replies | 181 view(s)
  • angelcraze2's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 06:43 PM
    angelcraze2 replied to a thread Sick Fish!!! in Fish Diseases
    A sponge filter is inexpensive and the best for a hospital application. Do make sure there is at least an air stone attached to an airpump. I would...
    24 replies | 181 view(s)
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