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    I used to have a school of Zebra Danios who would...

    I used to have a school of Zebra Danios who would do that as a group. I called it "fish basketball".
  2. Such a fast die-off, with the bloating, swimming...

    Such a fast die-off, with the bloating, swimming trouble and/or lethargy sure sounds to me like there is a contaminant in your water. Are you sure you dechlorinated with your last water change(s)? ...
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    I'm interested in this topic as well, and am very...

    I'm interested in this topic as well, and am very curious. How does one sex an immature gourami, jaysee?
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    Well, yesterday was definitely what I'd call a...

    Well, yesterday was definitely what I'd call a red-letter day. I now have babies!

    There were some startup issues the first week--mainly a mini-cycle causing nitrites to be present. That is...
  5. Thread: Molly Birth

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    Haha, with them being mollies I'm sure you're...

    Haha, with them being mollies I'm sure you're right about the mom and dad. They aren't the cousins of "Millions Fish" guppies for nothing....
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    Ah, I apologize. A lot of folks in this section...

    Ah, I apologize. A lot of folks in this section come...unprepared. But I'm glad you are on top of everything and wish you and your little guys all the best.
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    I'm sorry, but that does not mean the fry tank is...

    I'm sorry, but that does not mean the fry tank is cycled. The micro-organisms that handle fish wastes and make an aquarium cycled do not live in the water. They live in the filter and on the various...
  8. Thread: Bad News :/

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    I've had excellent success with hornwort in my...

    I've had excellent success with hornwort in my low-light/low-tech tank. It can be used floating or anchored in the substrate, though it grows no roots and requires no fertilizer tabs. Anacharis...
  9. Thread: Molly Birth

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    You'll want to keep a careful eye on ammonia,...

    You'll want to keep a careful eye on ammonia, nitrites and nitrates, as the new mini-aquarium is not cycled. As tiny as they are, you should be okay, but it's better to keep close watch and be safe....
  10. Thread: Bad News :/

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    According to this link...

    According to this link, 1 ppm ammonia gets converted into about 3 ppm nitrate. Therefore, if your tap ater has 0.25 ppm Ammonia, only about 1ppm Nitrate at most is being caused by your tap water. ...
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    Thanks, Berylla. Enhancing the office...

    Thanks, Berylla. Enhancing the office environment is definitely the idea. I'm really enjoying it so far.
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    Well, after finally feeling certain that the...

    Well, after finally feeling certain that the filter had a proper cycle (long story, to be related in my 10g culture journal) my 29g is now fully up and running, is planted, and has its first...
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    The only caveat is that the assassin snail...

    The only caveat is that the assassin snail population might boom, making them just as much a nuisance as the original snails. And from what I have read, MTS are tough prey, so assassins may not be...
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    Dr_Lew's 29 Gallon Office Aquarium

    I am lucky enough to have my own office where I work. It's a nice office, comfortable and with plenty of space. The only real downside is that it is in a basement area, and the only window I have...
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    I tested the water last night, and found massive...

    I tested the water last night, and found massive amounts of NitrAtes. So it looks like I am now in the final stages of cycling. My plan is to transfer the HOB filter sometime next week, and add...
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    How long has the swordtail's tank been set up? ...

    How long has the swordtail's tank been set up? You mention another healthy tank, but it sounds like the one with the swordtail might be new?

    If it is new, are you absolutely certain it is cycled?...
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    We have NitrItes!!!! It took forever (about as...

    We have NitrItes!!!! It took forever (about as long as yours, SlowCheetah), but the NI phase of cycling is now under way. Lord knows how long it will take to start seeing NitrAtes, but progress is...
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    At long last an update. Almost a month in, and...

    At long last an update. Almost a month in, and STILL no sign of nitrites or nitrates. Feeling somewhat desperate, I decided to go ahead and try adding some Malaysian Trumpet Snails to the tank, in...
  19. Three questions: 1. How did you acclimate your...

    Three questions:

    1. How did you acclimate your gouramis?

    2. What size is your tank. That sounds like an awful lot of fish

    3. Have you taken readings of Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate? ...
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    Not to hijack, but how big do Emperors usually...

    Not to hijack, but how big do Emperors usually grow to be?
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    Thanks for the insight, everyone. That's all...

    Thanks for the insight, everyone. That's all very interesting. The CPDs swarming the sunk wafer do remind me a bit of how my zebras were, but it does make sense that as smaller fish they would be...
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    That sounds encouraging. When I had the zebras,...

    That sounds encouraging. When I had the zebras, they'd go for *anything*. I'd offer the cories shrimp pellets that sank all the way to the bottom...and the second the zebras noticed it they'd...
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    Celestial Pearl Danio Feeding Behavior?

    I am considering a school of these for a community tank, but I did have one question before I determine for sure if they are a good fit. Are these aggressive feeders like their Zebra Danio cousins? ...
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    Still no cycle, alas. Ammonia went above 4ppm,...

    Still no cycle, alas. Ammonia went above 4ppm, which I tought might be too high, so I've done a couple of 50% water changes and it's now hovering around 2ppm and the water is mostly clear.

    I got...
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    It's not "if" they grow, helpuslisa, it's when. ...

    It's not "if" they grow, helpuslisa, it's when. They will get huge, and they will not fit that tank, as per what madagascariensis told you:

    [QUOTE] Besides that, kissing gouramis have the...
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