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  1. add more angels, or add festivum cichlids, and...

    add more angels, or add festivum cichlids, and they swim more in the top of the water column than the angel. You can add geophagus red head tapajos for the bottom if the festivums are not your thing.
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    You'll be overstocked in the 60 when all the...

    You'll be overstocked in the 60 when all the angels are adults. Once a week water change of 50% will not be enough. If the blue gill is already an adult, the 40g will be a bit small, and you'll...
  3. Personally, I do not like heaters integrated into...

    Personally, I do not like heaters integrated into the canisters. It's another place where a leak can happen. Also, replacing the heater when it breaks can be difficult down the line as the canister...
  4. You won't know if the Angel will not work if you...

    You won't know if the Angel will not work if you do not try.
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    What's TDS? (Total dissolved solids?) yes it is

    What's TDS? (Total dissolved solids?)

    yes it is
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    If the water is too soft, the fish who developed...

    If the water is too soft, the fish who developed from areas that are high in TDS and hard water will lose the minerals in their bodies much faster than they can cope with. In this case, the mollies.
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    If you want to save money on electricity, I...

    If you want to save money on electricity, I would skip buying the heater. There are fish that tolerate temperatures to ~60F, and more likely this tank will be in your living space, so I doubt that...
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    It should be 0ppm for RO water. Personally, I...

    It should be 0ppm for RO water. Personally, I don't worry about 6ppm, which is relatively small.

    Even with a factory calibrated TDS meter, I still use calibration solution to verify that it is...
  9. This guy has kept african butterfly fish and...

    This guy has kept african butterfly fish and congo tetras with his senegal

    http://www.aquarticles.com/articles/breeding/Gallo_Senegal_Bichir.html
  10. Opaline gourami sounds good for the top. You'll...

    Opaline gourami sounds good for the top. You'll have to see if it's not too shy around the other fish, being alone and all.

    There's always the school of bosemani rainbows that get too big to be...
  11. Thread: Ammonia Again

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    The lower the PH, the less efficient the bacteria...

    The lower the PH, the less efficient the bacteria population is at consuming ammonia. So if the ph drops rapidly to say 6.5, the speed at which ammonia is consumed decreases. However, as the ph...
  12. Thread: Ammonia Again

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    In a well filtered and a fully cycled aquarium, ...

    In a well filtered and a fully cycled aquarium, 24 hours after a water change, there should not be any ammonia detected by the API ammonia test. Any ammonia detected after 24 hours of a water...
  13. Thread: Ammonia Again

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    No, the test is not false. Prime does not add...

    No, the test is not false. Prime does not add any more ammonia to the aquarium nor does it add anymore ammonia to the test. The API ammonia test shows the total ammonia in the water. It does not...
  14. Thread: Ammonia Again

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    Test your tap water ph, after sitting out for 24...

    Test your tap water ph, after sitting out for 24 hours. That is your true tap water PH. It's better if you have an airstone in the tap water.

    You can test the ammonia in about 1 hour to see if...
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    Did you make sure that the meter is calibrated?

    Did you make sure that the meter is calibrated?
  16. Thread: Ammonia Again

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    If the ph is below 6.5, it will take longer to...

    If the ph is below 6.5, it will take longer to process ammonia. You can bring the PH back up with a water change.
  17. You're right, I forgot about the jewel cichlid....

    You're right, I forgot about the jewel cichlid. An aggressive little bugger though

    http://www.aquariumdomain.com/images/fish_freshwater/forestJewel2.jpg
  18. What do you mean by look like the squirrel fish? ...

    What do you mean by look like the squirrel fish? Big eyes and the same color?

    Red telescope Goldfish
    http://www.aquariumfish.net/images_01/red_and_white_telescope_110217a5_w0480.jpg

    Or same...
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    When you measure tap water with a TDS meter, it...

    When you measure tap water with a TDS meter, it is practically "cleaned " of many things by the water company to make it safe and drinkable. The only things left in the water is typically minerals. ...
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    Check your water report, they may post the TDS...

    Check your water report, they may post the TDS level, as well as calicum and magnesium, of your water, and from the TDS you can determine the GH (hardness).
  21. generally mid to top is correct

    generally mid to top is correct
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    You can try Maracyn-2 if you have no other choice...

    You can try Maracyn-2 if you have no other choice and need it now. It might work. It all depends on the strain. The ingredients for Furan-2 are also in Jungle Fungus Clear or Tetra Fungus guard....
  23. My concern is the FM with the discus since you've...

    My concern is the FM with the discus since you've seen first hand how it has forced your acara, which usually stays in the mid to lower region, near the top of the tank.

    But you never know, it...
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    Reduce the temp of the tank to low 70s to slow...

    Reduce the temp of the tank to low 70s to slow down the progression

    If you didnt have the snails, I would add in 1 tabespoon per 5 gallons to slow down the progression.

    Melafix and Pimafix are...
  25. A tank full of discus would work with your PH,...

    A tank full of discus would work with your PH, just keep the nitrates below 10 ppm.
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