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    Or you could add a bacterial supplement and add...

    Or you could add a bacterial supplement and add your fish 24~72 hours later. At least you'll be sure you have all the beneficial bacteria you need to avoid any delay and issues.
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    Is it the one they suggest to make 50% water...

    Is it the one they suggest to make 50% water change for a 240l tank?
    Looks beautiful. Quite a lot of work ahead.
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    Hi CJH825, and welcome to AC Did the filter...

    Hi CJH825, and welcome to AC
    Did the filter cartridge had been used and/or is known to host nitrifying bacteria?
    Were is your water coming from?
    I would mix some aragonite with your pool filter...
  4. Do microbes hold the key to a perfectly balanced aquarium?

    In this new thread, I would like to engage members of this forum to consider the role of beneficial bacteria in establishing and maintaining a healthy and thriving aquarium ecosystem that could:

    ...
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    You're probably having a bacterial bloom...

    You're probably having a bacterial bloom (heterotrophic bacteria). If you have added ammonia, this is their food source. Nothing to worry about. They are not efficient at processing ammonia, and yet...
  6. Thread: need help

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    +1 to fishmommie re: disclosing information. A...

    +1 to fishmommie re: disclosing information. A fish tank is a complex water ecosystem and many parameters can come into play. 3 Q:
    1- substrates: what and how deep? From the old tank or new?
    2-...
  7. Hi- Might be due to potassium deficiency but too...

    Hi-
    Might be due to potassium deficiency but too much can lead to yellow leaves as well.
    A little bit of history would help, especially when the last plants were introduced and when you noticed...
  8. Accepted gladly. I will rightfully share my...

    Accepted gladly. I will rightfully share my experience in exchange of yours and other aquarists' in this forum. :goldfish:
  9. Precisely the goal ... :22:

    Precisely the goal ... :22:
  10. Is there a rational reason to censor my answer or...

    Is there a rational reason to censor my answer or is it just to show me the door politely?
    I take umbrage at being called a salesman, but i find utterly disrespectful to be censored when i am adding...
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    Sticky: Great resource! I would just add my biological 2...

    Great resource!
    I would just add my biological 2 cents ...
    Skimmers as used in a reef tank are useful if the tank is biologically poor. But in a well balanced aquarium ecosystem, one would realize...
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    I found the addition of a mexican turbo or/ and...

    I found the addition of a mexican turbo or/ and Astraea snails to be of a great help to keep the coraline algae growth on glass and sand. That is if you wish to control them.
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    How much did your get from your old skimmer? A...

    How much did your get from your old skimmer? A cup a week?
    Although it is always good to play it safe and anticipate for higher than usual, it all depends on how much organic matter your tank...
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    Sticky: Indeed, thank you for the research and for...

    Indeed, thank you for the research and for posting Cliff.
    There is this page I found that classify HH as desirable (or safe) and undesirable (unsafe)....
  15. Thread: Emerald Crab

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    In mine, most of my fish sleep/ rest at the...

    In mine, most of my fish sleep/ rest at the bottom, either hiding behind a rock or in between, which means accessible to the emerald crabs i have. I have lost a blue-green chromis. Could not find any...
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    FW tank - Controlling Algae with snails

    Hi-
    In a (soon to be) cycled 75G FW tank with 7 Discuss, substrates is black live sand, aquarium is planted.
    Is there any snail you would recommend?
    Thanks!
  17. Not wishing another layer of complexity into your...

    Not wishing another layer of complexity into your new world, but i wanted to add a quick thought, a remark and a suggestion.
    Thought: Adding substrates, potentially live black sand if you like the...
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    Hello- Indeed the water does not contain much...

    Hello-
    Indeed the water does not contain much bacteria, although it does, so discarding it is pretty much neutral. Nitrate in the water: yes to some level, but nitrates are everywhere as long as you...
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    Well, yes and no. I mean it is always the same...

    Well, yes and no. I mean it is always the same body of water, its composition might be altered by environmental factors, but it is essentially the same. What nature does is host a complex, resilient...
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    Thank you ... I still have a hard time with...

    Thank you ... I still have a hard time with baseball, but I must admit that I could not leave my sit when the Giants won the 2010 WS. Oakland teams have always been a bit of a mystery to me. They...
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    Say hello to the invisible force

    :11:

    Don't these little emoticons look like bacteria in the collective imagination?

    Well, hello!

    I am a firm believer that every solution is provided by nature. I am particularly interested...
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