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    Marbled hatchets didnt like my water but the...

    Marbled hatchets didnt like my water but the bigger silvers did. They arent that spooky with other fish but if you startle them they will jump. Any hole bigger then a postage stamp will be used.
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    You wlll need the root tabs at about 2 tabs per...

    You wlll need the root tabs at about 2 tabs per plant every months.Liquid flourish at the normal dose would be helpful as well. no co2 will be needed for your system.
  3. Thread: SAE's and cories

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    I kept both for years with no issues. If corys...

    I kept both for years with no issues. If corys getting food is ever an issu then simply drop some food in after lights out.
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    For rocks such as used in reef tanks superglue...

    For rocks such as used in reef tanks superglue isnt the best as it takes too much and gets soaked up by the rocks. 2 part epoxy putty is the way to go as it is easily applied underwater and can be...
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    Why not spend the money and get a quality airpump...

    Why not spend the money and get a quality airpump instead of supporting poor labor practices in some 3rd world country?
  6. Thread: eggbound koi

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    What do you mean "wedge herself"? I have not had...

    What do you mean "wedge herself"? I have not had this issue with any of my koi,keep us posted with the outcome.
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    Sorry bout that! I saw goldfish and just took it...

    Sorry bout that! I saw goldfish and just took it from there. No the water wouldn't need changed.
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    Goldfish may find them tasty but other then that...

    Goldfish may find them tasty but other then that they are simple to keep.
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    Ammolock is used to detox ammonia in water. I...

    Ammolock is used to detox ammonia in water. I have used it in the past for temp holding of my koi when I was redoing there pond. I didn't have the luxory of a big enough tank or filter so amo climbed...
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    Actually ,no. Stem plants do put down root like...

    Actually ,no. Stem plants do put down root like structures but are more for anchoring. Stem plants actually pull the majority of there nutrients from the water column. The sword plants are different...
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    The point to haaving a dirted tank [as I...

    The point to haaving a dirted tank [as I understand it] is to have a natural plant substrate with plenty of nutrients for rooted plants. Using carbon only removes things from the water column ....
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    What's so old about yesterday?:hmm3grin2orange:

    What's so old about yesterday?:hmm3grin2orange:
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    I suppose your right,keeping filter feeders isn't...

    I suppose your right,keeping filter feeders isn't for beginners.
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    Your light is insufficient by a long shot. I...

    Your light is insufficient by a long shot. I assume the tank to be a 10 or 20 gal? 40 to 50 w of t5ho would be needed for the asst of plants you have. Until you can get such a fixture stop dosing all...
  15. Either a metal halide or hid fixture will work...

    Either a metal halide or hid fixture will work and use std house current.
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    Betas need heated tanks to realize a full healthy...

    Betas need heated tanks to realize a full healthy life,79 deg min up to 82 deg is good.
  17. It will be fine.

    It will be fine.
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    Its probably a diatom algae,just wipe it or use a...

    Its probably a diatom algae,just wipe it or use a turkey baster to squirt them with to clean them.
  19. You could honestly use the apple vineagr or even...

    You could honestly use the apple vineagr or even the soap. The truth is that an aquarium is glass and not porous so no matter what you use it will rinse out with no trace.
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    Stop using buffer 6.6 is perfect. Anything...

    Stop using buffer 6.6 is perfect. Anything between 6 and 8 are quite usable as long as an acclimation using the drip method is used when adding new fish. Buff doesn't last and simply leads to more...
  21. Thread: TDS in FOWLR

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    Its very easy to mix it right to a number. You...

    Its very easy to mix it right to a number. You shouldn't be looking at a range of 1.023 to 1.026. You should pick an exact number and mix to that everytime. What tool do you use to measure salinity?
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    Only way they would have died with output...

    Only way they would have died with output underwater vs above is if there is a low oxygen situation and the splashing was aerating the water just enough to save them. Keep in mind that low o2 is not...
  23. Thread: TDS in FOWLR

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    Measuring tds after the water is mixed in the...

    Measuring tds after the water is mixed in the tank is a waste of time and will tell you nothing especially considering that it measure all the dissolved solids and nothing in particular. Just keep it...
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    Slow increases in water temp are not stressfull...

    Slow increases in water temp are not stressfull especially if done over a period of 12 hrs or so. I've not kept minnows in tanks so I don't know what max temps they are good with.
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    I've not kept mine with plants but understand...

    I've not kept mine with plants but understand they do nip at them. Mine have never gotten and veggys for food but get fed cichlid food with lots of spirulina in it. I can only say that mine certainly...
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