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    Wow, sorry for your large losses. For that many...

    Wow, sorry for your large losses. For that many to go that quickly it sounds like some contamination either through the source water or some other way, or as you suggested, drastic water temp issue....
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    My PH is about 7.4-7.5 and I've kept rummy nose...

    My PH is about 7.4-7.5 and I've kept rummy nose for years. Also had some apisto cacatuoides several years back. Also check with the fish store about what they're keeping them at. Many fish will...
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    An alternative to the tetras might be one of the...

    An alternative to the tetras might be one of the pencilfish. I have dwarf pencilfish (Nannostomus marginatus) in my 20g long tanks, and beckfordi pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi) in a 25g tank. ...
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    The beneficial bacteria already established in...

    The beneficial bacteria already established in the media you've transferred will need something to sustain it and you have a few choices. You can add that raw shrimp or even some flake food every...
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    You should be able to make the switch without a...

    You should be able to make the switch without a problem. Your filters should carry sufficient beneficial bacteria, especially considering the low bioload. Just keep an eye on your water parameters...
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    Agree, $10 is a good price. My LFS had them last...

    Agree, $10 is a good price. My LFS had them last fall at $18 ea
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    I think 8 is a good number.

    I think 8 is a good number.
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    Not sure why I just saw this tonight, but.. I...

    Not sure why I just saw this tonight, but.. I think I mentioned to you that my PH runs 7.4 -7.5 so I don't think that's an issue for your shrimp. Especially since your RCS came from my tank and I...
  9. Thread: Nerite Snails

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    I have 2 nerites that are over 4 years old and...

    I have 2 nerites that are over 4 years old and can't remember when the other 2 were bought (got a little lax on recording stuff). But I'm guessing they're between 1 and 3 yrs old.
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    He is really, really cute! Enjoy every day with...

    He is really, really cute! Enjoy every day with him as time passes so quickly.
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    That looks like a nice tank with the added otos. ...

    That looks like a nice tank with the added otos. I'd suggest living with that stocking for a while (including the added rasboras) and see how it all goes. You may still be able to add some cories...
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    Actually, a lot of cories do like it on the...

    Actually, a lot of cories do like it on the cooler side. The Sterbai can take it a little warmer and I got those because they were going in with an angel which I kept at 80F. I know my schwartzi...
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    I would read up a little more on the catfish -...

    I would read up a little more on the catfish - I'm assuming you mean pictus catfish, rather than "picture". Here are 2 articles recommending a larger - and longer - tank than you have.
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  14. Thread: A Christmas Laugh

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    Wonderful performance by both of you. Really...

    Wonderful performance by both of you. Really enjoyed this.
  15. I have green neon tetras, endlers and sparkling...

    I have green neon tetras, endlers and sparkling gouramis in PH of 7.5 so I don't believe PH is your problem. Many fish adapt to wide PH ranges and it's better not to mess with what you have. ...
  16. Thread: Green water

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    Definition of green water: an opaque greenish...

    Definition of green water: an opaque greenish condition of the water in an aquarium that is caused by excessive growth of algae and that is harmless and usually healthful to fishes
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    Because my shrimp are in with fish I don't...

    Because my shrimp are in with fish I don't usually feed shrimp specific foods. But one treat I do add are GlasGarten Shrimp Lollies. Stick the lollie in the substrate and the shrimp climb all over...
  18. Thread: Best Loracariid?

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    Many plecos prefer driftwood in the tank and will...

    Many plecos prefer driftwood in the tank and will hide under that as well as rasp on it, depending on the species. Caves of some sort are also welcome and can be rockwork, porcelain, wood, even PVC...
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    All of my tanks are low-med light with easier,...

    All of my tanks are low-med light with easier, slower growing plants so I can't help with the technical stuff like CO2 and lighting. But I don't think you really need to layer any other substrates. ...
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    I have to disagree with this. Some of the most...

    I have to disagree with this. Some of the most beautiful aquascapes have several species which vary in size, color and texture. Not sure where you got this information.
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    Does she have a Medicare D prescription plan? It...

    Does she have a Medicare D prescription plan? It should have taken care of this - minus the deductible - at time of purchase.
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    Watch this video - Oscars are South American,...

    Watch this video - Oscars are South American, grow pretty fast and will certainly not be a good fit for your 55g with 5 Africans. If you also check the comments for the video, the people who mention...
  23. Thread: Fish is bleeding

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    One possibility is Hemorrhagic Septicemia. There...

    One possibility is Hemorrhagic Septicemia. There are a few causes, one of which is ammonia buildup in tank. Test your water parameters and start with a major water change, then do some more...
  24. Thread: Happy halloween

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    And much of the candy we received way back then...

    And much of the candy we received way back then was an assortment of mostly unwrapped candy in small Halloween candy bags.
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    That was quick! I checked it out about 40...

    That was quick! I checked it out about 40 minutes ago and it was the $9.99 just as stated above. Checking again now, I see it has changed.
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