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    Your tank is cycled. Do a big water change and...

    Your tank is cycled. Do a big water change and get some fish. Remember, anytime you add fish you your tank you should monitor ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates for a few days.
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    If you have been dosing with ammonia for a while...

    If you have been dosing with ammonia for a while and now the tank is showing 0ppm ammonia and nitrites and does have some nitrates, the tank is cycled. Nitrates don't always read high, it depends on...
  3. Thread: Emergency!!!

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    Well... the low pH is actually beneficial to some...

    Well... the low pH is actually beneficial to some point because when pH is that low, ammonia is much less toxic to fish. However, with pH at 6.0 nitrifying bacteria will not grow and your mollies...
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    I believe they are glassfish and here is...

    I believe they are glassfish and here is something you should read http://www.fishchannel.com/fish-exclusives/fama/conservation-corner/avoid-dyed-or-painted-fish.aspx
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    Oh dear, sounds like you've had a rough time, but...

    Oh dear, sounds like you've had a rough time, but I am glad you are on the mend and back on the forum.
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    We have a vet in my area that has pictures with...

    We have a vet in my area that has pictures with Santa and our dogs. Your 150lb pup makes my 90lb pup look tiny. Thank you. I've always loved mastiffs and yours is a beauty.
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    Have you checked your tap water for nitrates? If...

    Have you checked your tap water for nitrates? If you have nitrates in your tank (and not in the tap) then you had nitrites at one point. There is no getting around the ammonia-nitrite-nitrate...
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    How soon after you dose ammonia are you testing?...

    How soon after you dose ammonia are you testing? You will want to keep adding ammonia until you read 0ppm ammonia and nitrite and some nitrate within 24hours after dosing the ammonia. At this point...
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    Compass pretty much covered it all but I want to...

    Compass pretty much covered it all but I want to second his advice to anchor the two tanks to the wall. A climbing baby is a dangerous baby, I know because I was one and when I grew up I had one. ...
  10. Thread: Gasping for air

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    Here are a couple of videos of different ways...

    Here are a couple of videos of different ways fish can/will gasp for air, because it isn't always at the surface of the water.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=airbKJLXC5I
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    The cory won't eat algae though. You might want...

    The cory won't eat algae though. You might want to consider a nerite snail for that job. Finding the cause of algae and "fixing" it is a better solution to buying a fish or other animal to take care...
  12. Thread: Lucky Me!

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    Well... yeah, unless you are slap and it's more...

    Well... yeah, unless you are slap and it's more platy fry.
  13. Thread: Lucky Me!

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    Neat! It's always exciting to find fry.

    Neat! It's always exciting to find fry.
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    The first ingredient listed on the Hikari algae...

    The first ingredient listed on the Hikari algae wafer ingredients list is fish meal and a little further down the list krill meal is listed, so I'm sure they will be fine for your omnivorous cory's.
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    There's not really a lot of options for a 10g and...

    There's not really a lot of options for a 10g and having the panaque maccus in there isn't going to help. The only fish I can think of that would do alright in a 10g are pygmy cory, but in my opinion...
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    Most of the bacteria was growing in the filter...

    Most of the bacteria was growing in the filter you threw away. This is why it is usually advised to run both the old and the new filters at the same time for a few weeks. You may not be starting...
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    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbnx6ppfJd1rerys...

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbnx6ppfJd1rerys1o1_500.jpg

    Happy Birthday Slap!
  18. Thread: Where is she

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    Lady Hobbs has retired from the aquarium world....

    Lady Hobbs has retired from the aquarium world. She still logs in once a month or so to check pm's. She was last here about the middle of last month. If you send her a pm she might respond next time...
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    Stability will help but not cycle a tank. You...

    Stability will help but not cycle a tank. You need an ammonia source to cycle a tank.

    If the cloudiness is from the gravel then change the water and clean the gravel better. But I think it is...
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    If you have determined the bloodworms are the...

    If you have determined the bloodworms are the cause then stop feeding bloodworms. Your fish are omnivorous, be sure to give them veggies as well as meaty foods. Also choose one day a week and don't...
  21. Thread: Swinging pH

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    In other words, don't worry about pH(within...

    In other words, don't worry about pH(within reason), it will fluctuate during cycling. Of course if it goes to high or to low there will be problems, but most people don't experience that big of a...
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    Regardless of what the packaging or the people at...

    Regardless of what the packaging or the people at the store say, Stability will not properly cycle a tank. Please read this to find out how to cycle a tank...
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    I have a Fluval 306 on my 29g, it's rated for 70g...

    I have a Fluval 306 on my 29g, it's rated for 70g and it works fine on my small tank.
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    How long has the tank been cycling? A few days,...

    How long has the tank been cycling? A few days, just change out the filter, you won't be losing much anyway. Longer than that, just run both filters together for a week and it should be fine. If the...
  25. Thread: Swinging pH

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    I don't have any scientific proof to back up what...

    I don't have any scientific proof to back up what I am saying but, I've cycled tanks in 1 week using seeded media and I've cycled tanks in less than 3 weeks from scratch and I've helped countless...
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