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    AHH I'm having NO luck with these guys lately. ...

    AHH I'm having NO luck with these guys lately.

    One of my girls is still very thin, now they've stopped foraging again SO

    Can parasites make a "comeback" after being treated? Perhaps the...
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    I just wanted to mention that these ended up...

    I just wanted to mention that these ended up being internal parasites (type unknown) and after 3 treatments of Prazi they responded positively. Shortly after the treatment I lost one due to dropsy...
  3. Thread: oh no BBA

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    It's not really caused by light, either? It tends...

    It's not really caused by light, either? It tends to be caused by fluctuating or too low of CO2 levels (eg if you're dosing excel maybe once a week, it will fluctuate, or DIY CO2 which is being...
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    BBA isn't really affected by lighting so I doubt...

    BBA isn't really affected by lighting so I doubt it would have a major effect.
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    In store females and males can be super difficult...

    In store females and males can be super difficult to sex in store where they're stressed. Here they can take a week to settle in store, so for the first week all of them look exactly the same. I've...
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    It's only 12 gallons at the mo. But if they go in...

    It's only 12 gallons at the mo. But if they go in the 55g (heavily plant it out as IME too much open space can freak them out - it's not the large tank but the amount of open space that makes them...
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    AqAdvisor is a good guideline but you'll often...

    AqAdvisor is a good guideline but you'll often find it'll show a lot of tanks at stocking above 100% - I personally wouldn't be concerned until you get the lovely red text of "UNLESS YOU'RE AN EXPERT...
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    LEDs are usually way weaker than fluorescents in...

    LEDs are usually way weaker than fluorescents in terms of lumens (what we can see) but are OK for growing plants. No way should it kill off plants unless it's not powerful enough.

    The benefits of...
  9. Thread: oh no BBA

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    Just as a note, my AFFs won't touch BBA. Might be...

    Just as a note, my AFFs won't touch BBA. Might be because I feed them well or something but the only algae they like is filamentous string algae (that they LOVE and constantly forage for), but don't...
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    +1 With our clowns and my kuhlis, you can sit on...

    +1
    With our clowns and my kuhlis, you can sit on the other side of the room and they'll all be out and about, but come near the tank and nyoom everyone is gone! The most I've been able to do is to...
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    My experience with otos - Within the first...

    My experience with otos -

    Within the first couple of weeks you're likely to lose one or two - IME it doesn't matter whether I take hours or minutes to acclimate them :x best put them in an...
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    I always recommend gourami in groups of multiple...

    I always recommend gourami in groups of multiple females to males - unless breeding it's ideal as the males can put a lot of stress on females when they want to breed and having 2 reduces the stress....
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    The pot probably stank like hell because they...

    The pot probably stank like hell because they buried the roots D: Rhizome plants typically don't appreciate having their roots buried!
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    Have you looked into blackworms and tubifex...

    Have you looked into blackworms and tubifex worms? I doubt you'd have a leach unless you've introduced it from something brought from the wild. They could be segmented, which means if you broke one...
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    I only have the one but they have quickly become...

    I only have the one but they have quickly become one of my favourite fish (if not my favourite)! They're so full of personality and so lovely! Everyone loves watching my girl eat - she slurps up...
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    Haha sorry, the majority of people I talk to...

    Haha sorry, the majority of people I talk to outside of NZ tend to be in the US so I generalize (we're extremely strict on our laws around aquatic plants but places like the UK, US etc don't seem to...
  17. We found adding more driftwood made out clowns...

    We found adding more driftwood made out clowns more comfortable, so they came out more! But yeah, glad you're finding a new home (although every fishkeeper's preference is getting a bigger tank ;) ) ...
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    The only plants contributing to your cycle will...

    The only plants contributing to your cycle will be rotting ones (adding waste) - otherwise all they'll do is take up nitrates (which is very handy, can be a bit confusing when cycling, though!)
  19. What's your reason for using carbon? Eg, removing...

    What's your reason for using carbon? Eg, removing medication?
    It only needs replacing if you're using it for some reason - otherwise it becomes (very poor) biological media.

    As for removing it -...
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    Honestly... I wouldn't bother trying to keep the...

    Honestly... I wouldn't bother trying to keep the population down. There could be hundreds living beneath driftwood and plants, and they tend to not come out much when it's light. Snail populations...
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    Angels can sometimes be almost impossible to sex...

    Angels can sometimes be almost impossible to sex unless you spawn them. While we haven't spawned ours, I believe we have 4 males and 1 female. The males all fight amongst each other, are a bit...
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    One died overnight. Attempted a dissection but...

    One died overnight. Attempted a dissection but I'm out of scalpels and only had a rusty craft knife - so a bit of a mess. Nothing in there living visible to the naked eye. If only I had a microscope...
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    Lol - my facepalm moment! I was seeing two at the...

    Lol - my facepalm moment! I was seeing two at the front and two at the back! Sorry about that!
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    I didn't think it was likely in the wild, but I...

    I didn't think it was likely in the wild, but I don't know where these SA plants have been introduced or where OP lives. A Lilaeopsis sp is a possibility too (probably more likely than Echinodorus...
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    My thoughts were a chain sword of some kind? Like...

    My thoughts were a chain sword of some kind? Like Echinodorus Quadricostatus or Echinodorus tenellus?
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