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  1. Congratulations~ :19: :19:

    Congratulations~ :19: :19:
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    I would suggest increasing your ammonia level to...

    I would suggest increasing your ammonia level to 4 but no more than 5. You want to give the bacteria an abundance to feed on. Be careful when adding it, Do it a couple of drops at a time, wait an...
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    Mouthbrooding Question

    I have a brood of Oreochromis nilotica [Nile Tilapia] that are almost a year old. One of the females started mouthbrooding her first group of eggs Feb 1. I know the incubation period is a week to...
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    I asked a similar question also, and MCHRKiller...

    I asked a similar question also, and MCHRKiller also suggested Kens fish food. I got the premium cichlid food 3.5mm to test.

    I will never go back to the omega one I was using before. The amount...
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    The bucket I used to hold the fish is a bucket I...

    The bucket I used to hold the fish is a bucket I dedicated to doing water changes. I have used it for over a year, so i can safely say the bucket itself was not a source of the problem. {honorary...
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    I certainly hope an algal bloom, or a bad case of...

    I certainly hope an algal bloom, or a bad case of mini cycle was more likely the culprit. I have yet to hear of anyone having trouble with using it myself, and I researched pool filter sand for a...
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    Well I stripped the tank determined to get to the...

    Well I stripped the tank determined to get to the bottom of what happened. The comet I tested the tank with has shown no ill effects at all, so I discount infection.

    I noticed that the silicone...
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    Welcome to the AC!! I second the notion to...

    Welcome to the AC!!

    I second the notion to research, research, research before you do anything. You now have access to one of the best research and support tools on the internet.

    I can...
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    Got a hundred mouths to feed!!!

    WEll, I must say this tank has been going well. So well in fact that I have my first brood of tilapia eggs. They appeared overnight on 1/31, so I am starting the clock on 2/1. I am prepping a bare...
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    Thanks for the input folks, I really appreciate...

    Thanks for the input folks, I really appreciate it. The residual soap from the pillow case makes sense, but I put 50# of quikrete in the case and rinsed that in the bucket. Its certainly possible. ...
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    Deadly Mistake?

    Ok, I have a 10 gallon aquarium which was stocked with a yellow lab cichlid and about a dozen "feeder guppies" They were all nice and happy, clear water, ammo/trites = 0, trates = 30, ph = 8.0, temp...
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    I completely second LH's post. Even though...

    I completely second LH's post. Even though sometimes it may not be what we want to hear, the advice is correct, and will be refined by other posters in your thread. Heed what they say as best you...
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    Things have been going very smooth with the tank,...

    Things have been going very smooth with the tank, no more aggression between fish, not sure if that shubunkin just got sick and died or what, but I haven't observed any more aggression at all and...
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    thanks for the input. I know cichlids are messy...

    thanks for the input. I know cichlids are messy eaters for sure, but I am also trying to reduce the amount of poop they produce through better quality food. I understand how the cichlid digestive...
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    Good Cichlid feed

    I have 5 tank bred tilapia cichlids. I have been feeding them omega one cichlid pellet food with 35% protein, 11% fat, and 8% ash. This is the only option from my lfs. I was wondering if anyone...
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    Have you thought about a couple of SAE's to keep...

    Have you thought about a couple of SAE's to keep it in check? I found this info, may be redundant info, but just a suggestion:

    http://www.aquariumalgae.blogspot.com/

    Good luck Scrup.

    STL
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    Sorry to hear about your loss. Its a bad time to...

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Its a bad time to lose anything, person or pet.

    God Speed.

    STL.
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    Sad, but not surprised.

    :scry: Well, it finally happened. I lost a shubunkin last night in a matter of a half hour.

    I have been trying to keep the cichlids fed to keep them as docile as possible towards their tank...
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    Looks like it may be a fungal infection. I...

    Looks like it may be a fungal infection. I recommend waiting until some others post here with more knowledge. As far as a complete cleaning vs. a 50% water change, you should be safe with the water...
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    Well its been a couple weeks since I posted here....

    Well its been a couple weeks since I posted here. First, the stealth heater flamed on me after 6 weeks of use. The LFS will replace it for me next time I am down that way. In the mean time, my 100...
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    I have 5 tank bred tilapia and 5 goldfish who...

    I have 5 tank bred tilapia and 5 goldfish who follow us everywhere in my tank. Doesn't matter if I just fed them or not, they follow whoever is closest to the tank.

    The largest of the tilapia...
  22. Thread: Rock

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    I have 50# of river rock substrate in my 75...

    I have 50# of river rock substrate in my 75 gallon plus at least two quartz rocks that weigh in at 10# a piece, plus many more stones that I used for my aquarium:
    ...
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    I ordered two more media cartridges for my...

    I ordered two more media cartridges for my emperor 400 and will get a box of the penguin 330 "rechargeable frame" filters on the next money cycle. I will do the pond sponge, or other clean open cell...
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    I use the pillow batting myself. My concern was...

    I use the pillow batting myself. My concern was whether people discarded that after a time or if they did something else other than swishing it around in old tank water to clean it out better. My...
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    that was another thing - I hate buying those. ...

    that was another thing - I hate buying those. The carbon is useless mostly, and if I need it, a stocking filled with some tossed in the hob for a while does just fine.

    Anyone heard of any kind of...
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