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    What is the brand name of the Ich medicine or the...

    What is the brand name of the Ich medicine or the ingredients? There are several types of Ich med's.
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    Try some kind of alge thin used for feeding...

    Try some kind of alge thin used for feeding pleco's. They are harder and will take a while to break down. He may smell the food and come out of hiding. Put the algae thin in a front corner or...
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    Depending on your other water chemistry, having...

    Depending on your other water chemistry, having the ammonia at more than 5ppm could actually severely stall your cycle. It's best to do a few 25% PWC's to get the ammonia down to around 4-5ppm. Too...
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    I have a 65G 4' long acrylic tank and it weighs...

    I have a 65G 4' long acrylic tank and it weighs less than 25 pounds. A glass tank would weigh around 100 pounds. Depending on the stand, it could be a very good deal. I consider a tank a good deal...
  5. Thread: Avacado?

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    I never heard of this so I did a Google of...

    I never heard of this so I did a Google of 'avocado plant in aquarium' and never got any hits that are applicable so then I Googled how to grow an avocado plant and found this......
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    For future reference, Ace Hardware chain stores...

    For future reference, Ace Hardware chain stores carry their own brand of janitorial grade ammonia (plain ammonia).
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    Make sure the shelf is sturdy enough. A 30G tank...

    Make sure the shelf is sturdy enough. A 30G tank could weigh up to 300 pounds. Ask two adults to sit on the shelf and make sure it doesn't bend, bow or break... then it might be safe for your tank....
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    I think CW means anything sub-tropical and/or...

    I think CW means anything sub-tropical and/or non-heated tanks ... at least when it comes to forums. Certainly fish like Koi and long-bodied goldfish and many other fish can thrive in water in the...
  9. Thread: Bluegills

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    Two 14" Oscars, which are carnivores, in a 4'...

    Two 14" Oscars, which are carnivores, in a 4' long 55G tank is a disaster waiting to happen, IMO. One Oscar in a 55G will likely be stunted, two Oscar's in a 55G will likely end up with only one...
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    I wasn't sure if you were talking about the...

    I wasn't sure if you were talking about the About.com Coldwater list but I saw it did have Guppies as one of the fish. I was kind of shocked by that as well since I always thought Guppies were...
  11. Thread: Bluegills

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    Every reputable profile and care sheet on Oscars...

    Every reputable profile and care sheet on Oscars call for 100G. They grow to 14" and are heavy waste producers and can get quite aggressive in undersized tanks.
    ...
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    Here's a list of other coldwater species that I...

    Here's a list of other coldwater species that I have in my favorites folder.
    http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/fishqa/f/coldwaterfish.htm
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    If you have Melafix on hand, you could dose the...

    If you have Melafix on hand, you could dose the tank. I also find that doing frequent 25% PWC's (partial water changes) to improve water quality and chemistry is the best thing to solve finrot...
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    As far as cleaning, I use plain white vinegar to...

    As far as cleaning, I use plain white vinegar to break down any hard water buildup. Rinse once or twice and if you miss a little, it's so dulited already that it won't harm anything.

    A strong...
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    Masafi, Where are you located? Do a Yahoo...

    Masafi,

    Where are you located?

    Do a Yahoo Search and then choose the shopping category. Besides Python brand, Lee also makes an identical product and here are some DIY instructions. ...
  16. Thread: Bluegills

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    Blue Gills are like Goldfish since they are cool...

    Blue Gills are like Goldfish since they are cool water fish but like Goldfish and Oscars as far as their eating/pooping habits.... in other words, they are messy fish and require a LOT of water and...
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    PWC - Partial Water Change. I see "water...

    PWC - Partial Water Change.

    I see "water change" thrown around all the time and I always worry that a newbie will consider that a 100% water change instead of a PWC so I started using PWC...
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    The Craigslist thing is a scam. Craigslist has...

    The Craigslist thing is a scam. Craigslist has warnings all over the place on their site explaining these scams and how to report the scammers.

    They gist of their scame is that they send you a...
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    26-27C is too high even for fancy goldfish. ...

    26-27C is too high even for fancy goldfish. That's up in the high 70'sF to 80F. This is tropical temperatures and too warm for goldfish. While they can handle short term rises to that level, they...
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    Well, I'm glad you don't mind supporting the...

    Well, I'm glad you don't mind supporting the dechlor companies but I'd rather keep my hard earned money in my own pocket.

    If you ONLY put a full and proper dose of dechlor in your tank when you...
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    As someone else pointed out, the carbon itself is...

    As someone else pointed out, the carbon itself is only good for a couple of weeks. If it is built into your filter cartridge, you can do "surgery" on the filter cartridge to remove it and keep the...
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    If your goldfish are the long-bodied variety,...

    If your goldfish are the long-bodied variety, they need 50G per goldfish and at least a 6' long tank but do best in a pond. Round-bodied varieties do better in tanks and two would need a 55G 4' long...
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    Some contaminations in the water can also cause...

    Some contaminations in the water can also cause fish to flash. Run some new carbon in your filters and make sure you use a dechlor product on your tap/source water (if needed) when you do PWC's...
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    I was replying to an "owned" pond not connected...

    I was replying to an "owned" pond not connected to a natural waterway. People all around the world have ponds with various non-indigenous species of fish kept in them (Goldfish, Koi, etc.). Sure, a...
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    The anerobic pockets can form in compacted sand...

    The anerobic pockets can form in compacted sand substrates and the anerobic (without oxygen) bacteria release nitrogen gas and hydrogen sulphide gas, both of which are toxic to fish. If you stir...
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