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    I think the electric yellows are your best bet. ...

    I think the electric yellows are your best bet. Good job keeping up with everything and making adjustments as needed. This has been a great thread to read! I actually look forward to your...
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    Crushed coral and lava rock is generally to...

    Crushed coral and lava rock is generally to jagged for mbuna.. most of them will dig in it and from what I have heard on cichlid forums... their mouths could develop sores which can get infected.
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    I hope you have better luck than I did... once I...

    I hope you have better luck than I did... once I removed an aggressor another would quickly takes it's place. If I removed the one getting picked on... another one would also take it's place. LOL
    ...
  4. Thread: "Mamelela"

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    Very nice looking specimen... Just curious what...

    Very nice looking specimen... Just curious what you found out?
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    You have snails and plecos.... that's more...

    You have snails and plecos.... that's more variation than most people have in their mbuna tanks.

    Looks good man! I'm glad things are still going smooth for ya!
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    I've never had to clean mine with peroxide or...

    I've never had to clean mine with peroxide or anything other than my hand... You're right. For a buck it is worth a try. I'm the same way... I hate scuba diving in my tank too. :c1:



    He has...
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    Puffers are a waste of tank space in a 55gal IMO....

    Puffers are a waste of tank space in a 55gal IMO. Because of their aggression and because of the brackish conditions some require, they are a species only fish. Actually they don't get along with...
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    I was only assuming that if it was pumping okay...

    I was only assuming that if it was pumping okay it would keep air flowing through it. That's usually why they get clogged.

    I think I know exactly what kind of bubbler you're talking about. Most...
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    That's odd... you're essentially clogging half of...

    That's odd... you're essentially clogging half of the flow. ie. The pump is trying to force twice as much air through half as much volume of tubing. Seems to me, that would cause twice as much...
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    You have 2 outputs T'd into one? That's not...

    You have 2 outputs T'd into one? That's not good.. because it will exert pressure on the pump.. eventually the bladder will giveout or the motor.

    I would suspect the aeration device as the...
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    That's a nice big tank... MTS strikes early. LOL...

    That's a nice big tank... MTS strikes early. LOL

    Fronts are cool... do some research on them. The ones in the lfs are almost always Burundi (from the north part of the lake). If you're lucky...
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    Males are always really dark... they can go...

    Males are always really dark... they can go almost all gray with black bars.... to almost etirely black. However, I still had yellow on all of my bumbles. But, as juvis, they are simply darker...
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    Wow... that is shocking. I just put my 2cents...

    Wow... that is shocking. I just put my 2cents into that poll and it was 69% never quarantine fish.
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    I would just keep an extra filter running in the...

    I would just keep an extra filter running in the main tank.. LOL That snail idea sounds like a real pain in the you know what. But a good idea if it works for you. hehe

    Do most people skip...
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    Yeah... I would think that would be too much. ...

    Yeah... I would think that would be too much. Can you turn down the flow on that filter? Or move it away from his nests? If not... then I would consider getting a sponge filter. Again, I'm not...
  16. Thread: Help Ick!!!

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    The high temp is to increase the lifecycle of the...

    The high temp is to increase the lifecycle of the parasite.... to get it out and off of the fish into the free swimming stage. Only in the free swimming stage can it be affected by treatment. I...
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    Told you he would eat everything. Not that it...

    Told you he would eat everything. Not that it makes it okay to feed him everything. But, you won't have a problem feeding sunfish. They are little predatory scavengers. LOL

    Has his color come...
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    The bubble issue sounds like the intake is...

    The bubble issue sounds like the intake is getting air somehow... this can happen if a bubbler is under the intake or if one of the connections that is out of the water isn't connected good.

    Do...
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    Just saying hi and welcome to the forum... looks...

    Just saying hi and welcome to the forum... looks like you're in good hands!
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    A pump? Are you referring to a filter or air...

    A pump? Are you referring to a filter or air pump?

    Not an expert on bettas... but with most fish you keep some kind of filtration going. Sponge filters fed off of airpumps are usually really...
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    Is this a song? "Smoky looking water" or is...

    Is this a song? "Smoky looking water" or is that smoke on the water? LOL

    Anyway, I don't get at all what you are saying about your filter and water flow. But, if you took off the intake nozel...
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    You have to have a cycled tank or bio media ready...

    You have to have a cycled tank or bio media ready to go in before introducing your fish. Usually people keep extra media ready or keep their quarantine tanks cycled.

    So having a quarantine tank...
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    Maybe some of those clear 1 liter water bottles. ...

    Maybe some of those clear 1 liter water bottles. I think the plastic in those is safe. You would need a funnel to pour the water in.
    :19:

    But, I read somewhere recently that the nalgene...
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    And it usually dechlorinates the water in under...

    And it usually dechlorinates the water in under 15min (most claim under 5min.). So, really you don't have to worry eitherway.

    If you are adding 30gal of water, then condition that much. It's...
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    Yup and yup... eitherway works. Just make sure...

    Yup and yup... eitherway works. Just make sure you always condition the amount of water you are replacing.
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