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  1. #2311

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    Good Luck w/cycling - pRED Welcome to AC - mommy1 Welcome to the AC!  Good luck on your cycle.  The fish cycle... not the other one. - KevinVA For letting us "hyjack" your post! - steeler58 Here's some happy cycling thoughts or the most annoying gift in the shop... depends on your perspective. - mommy1 
    Congratulations, time for fish! - mommy1 Congrats on completing your cycle!  Here's a parrot, since I never see anyone gift parrots. - KevinVA Congrats on your cycle!...I guess....LOL - Slaphppy7 Have a "cold beer" for completing your cycle. - steeler58 Beautiful tank!  Here's an Apisto to get you started. - KevinVA 
    Here's to your new fish purchase! - steeler58 Welcome aboard! :-) - Taurus You came, you learned, you tanked! - SeaLady A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass Terribly sorry about recent events...your luck will get better - Slaphppy7 
    I just realized you don't have any barbs. - Compass Hard days ending in beer are usually evened out to be just the right side of OK. - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Cheers to new fish! - Sandz Sharing my winnings with my friends! - Compass 

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    1 Not allowed!
    I'm getting really confused with the QT business! Everything I read says keep bare, then it should look like a show tank, then it can have plants!

    I need some continuity people! :)
    Special thank you to mommy1, KevinVA and slaphppy7 for all the help, it has not been easy!

    "I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday"

    Planted tank log
    Planted tank video

  2. #2312

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    Have another tetras for the new tank - steeler58 Have another tetra, you need more fish anyway :) - steeler58 Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    Have a Cory!! - steeler58 Good Luck - pRED Sorry about the betta - Slaphppy7 to your next Betta - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 
    Chin-up - Cliff sorry for your loss. - cm12setx T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Enjoy the 4th my friend! - Taurus Sharring my winnings - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly 

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    0 Not allowed!
    To be honest I thought they should be bare as well. First I've heard of a QT tank being like a mini show tank.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  3. #2313

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    2 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by FishDan View Post
    Just read any guideline on setting up a QT tank. It explains better than I can. Good area for discussion though. Who uses one, why, what it looks like etc

    Not one guideline states that a QT should gave anything in besides a few hides. That's it!

    All things considered, I'm not against your idea ;) just curious why it's the first time I have heard it
    It's the first time you've heard of it, because you don't meet many people going against the grain in this hobby (or any facet of life, really).

    How many times have you heard about people using just biological media in their filter and ditching sponges/floss completely? How many times have you heard about people using clams in a freshwater tank as natural filtration?
    How many times have you heard about people ditching filters altogether, to only use plants as filtration?

    There isn't only one right way of doing things in this hobby, which is why it can be confusing. On top of that, there aren't many people who will experiment with an alternative method and think outside the box.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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  4. #2314

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    2 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    How many times have you heard about people using just biological media in their filter and ditching sponges/floss completely? Lots.
    How many times have you heard about people using clams in a freshwater tank as natural filtration? Lots.
    How many times have you heard about people ditching filters altogether, to only use plants as filtration? Lots.
    None of these ideas are new Kevin, it's just that some people are more successful with alternatives than others.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

  5. #2315

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    Good Luck w/cycling - pRED Welcome to AC - mommy1 Welcome to the AC!  Good luck on your cycle.  The fish cycle... not the other one. - KevinVA For letting us "hyjack" your post! - steeler58 Here's some happy cycling thoughts or the most annoying gift in the shop... depends on your perspective. - mommy1 
    Congratulations, time for fish! - mommy1 Congrats on completing your cycle!  Here's a parrot, since I never see anyone gift parrots. - KevinVA Congrats on your cycle!...I guess....LOL - Slaphppy7 Have a "cold beer" for completing your cycle. - steeler58 Beautiful tank!  Here's an Apisto to get you started. - KevinVA 
    Here's to your new fish purchase! - steeler58 Welcome aboard! :-) - Taurus You came, you learned, you tanked! - SeaLady A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass Terribly sorry about recent events...your luck will get better - Slaphppy7 
    I just realized you don't have any barbs. - Compass Hard days ending in beer are usually evened out to be just the right side of OK. - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Cheers to new fish! - Sandz Sharing my winnings with my friends! - Compass 

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    3 Not allowed!
    I'm happy for you and other already successful aquarists to experiment Kev, but as a new hobbyist I don't think it is for me or many other new fish keepers considering a QT should be a stable environment and not an experiment.

    I'm not confident enough to detract from the norm and proven methods.
    Special thank you to mommy1, KevinVA and slaphppy7 for all the help, it has not been easy!

    "I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday"

    Planted tank log
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  6. #2316

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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    None of these ideas are new Kevin, it's just that some people are more successful with alternatives than others.
    I didn't say they were new. I asked "how many times have you heard..."

    People don't like trying different or scary things, Larry. It's human nature at its finest.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

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  7. #2317

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    2 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by FishDan View Post
    I'm happy for you and other already successful aquarists to experiment Kev, but as a new hobbyist I don't think it is for me or many other new fish keepers considering a QT should be a stable environment and not an experiment.

    I'm not confident enough to detract from the norm and proven methods.
    There's nothing stable about a newly setup tank.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

    Have a fish problem? Fill out and post this completed questionnaire in the General Aquarium Forum, when you start a new thread.

  8. #2318

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    3 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by FishDan View Post
    I'm not confident enough to detract from the norm and proven methods.
    Nor should you until you have the experience and confidence to try something different.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

  9. #2319

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    2 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    People don't like trying different or scary things, Larry. It's human nature at its finest.
    That's just not true. People that have enough experience, knowledge and confidence are willing to try something new usually because they can see their way through to success.

    Anyway, I'm not here to debate with you Kevin, with all due respect.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

  10. #2320

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    Have another tetras for the new tank - steeler58 Have another tetra, you need more fish anyway :) - steeler58 Good advice on the Flame tetra, I can't rep you any more, so have a "cherry barb" - steeler58 Now you have 15! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    Have a Cory!! - steeler58 Good Luck - pRED Sorry about the betta - Slaphppy7 to your next Betta - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 
    Chin-up - Cliff sorry for your loss. - cm12setx T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Enjoy the 4th my friend! - Taurus Sharring my winnings - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly 

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    1 Not allowed!
    I tend to agree with Larry on this one. Kevin you are awesome and experimenting and trying new and dangerous methods of fishkeeper. It's your thing and we've learned a lot from your experiences. I just think Dan here should stick to the basics for the time being.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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