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  1. #11

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    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 A little late, but congrats MOTM! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on 3,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 A Cory for Mr 3,000 - steeler58 you could be famous! - SeaLady 
    For following through on a dare! - steeler58 For having a big heart and caring :) - steeler58 Have a cup of joe for the good converstion this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    for playing the cory game - cm12setx Congrats on 3,900, they don't have kuhliis, LOL - Slaphppy7 cycled your river tank - cm12setx Congrats on 4,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 Have a "bluegil" for passing 4,000! - steeler58 

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    1 Not allowed!
    Make sure it is 100% ammonia. If you can't find it you can throw in a few fish flakes as they'll break down and release ammonia. Not as accurate by no means but it'll keep things going. As far as the sand is concerned it isn't that bad. Just don't shove the siphon down into the substrate but just skim the top. There are a lot of videos on youtube showing you how to clean sand.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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

  2. #12

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    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 A little late, but congrats MOTM! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on 3,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 A Cory for Mr 3,000 - steeler58 you could be famous! - SeaLady 
    For following through on a dare! - steeler58 For having a big heart and caring :) - steeler58 Have a cup of joe for the good converstion this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    for playing the cory game - cm12setx Congrats on 3,900, they don't have kuhliis, LOL - Slaphppy7 cycled your river tank - cm12setx Congrats on 4,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 Have a "bluegil" for passing 4,000! - steeler58 

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    ^ What she said. :P
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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

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    1 Not allowed!
    Get #20 size silica sand or pool filter sand. These are heavier than play sand and don't get sucked up so easily even if you were to siphon to the bottom.

  4. #14

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    Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 For 7,000 posts!! - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 For working with new fish keepers! Outstanding this month. - Taurus Just Because - Surfdog 
    A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass 

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    1 Not allowed!
    You people must have suction from hell in your siphons. I have had play sand in two different tanks and the Python I use for water changes doesn't suck up the sand.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    0 Not allowed!
    I agree. My python does not get enough suction to pull up sand. Now when I use the big diameter manual siphon I can suck up sand if not careful.

  6. #16

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    10,000 posts is worth a monetary donation - well almost :o) congrats - fishmommie For wanting to try something new! - steeler58 Have a cup pn me for some great conversation this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F. back at you buddy! - steeler58 BEER!!! - Compass 
    Here's to 11,000.....woe!! - steeler58 T.G.I.F^2 - Taurus for playing the cory game - cm12setx Cheers! - nickellmama27 6000 posts! You'll have to take that thread to a publisher! - Compass 
    Have another beer for another milestone ;) - steeler58 6000 -- wow - RiversGirl Heres to Bacon Beer :-) - Taurus good job on the yappin! Thanks! - SeaLady Thanks for the rep ;) - steeler58 
    For the YapMeister - Compass Another milestone! - steeler58 TGIF indeed - RiversGirl For passing another memeber ;-) - steeler58 Have another Rummy for 12,000 posts ;) - steeler58 
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    0 Not allowed!
    My Python will suck up a bit of my PFS, but not much...I hate it when it happens, too, because the sand tends to jam the shut-off valve
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

  7. #17

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    Lol.. I don't have one of those fancy pythons but if I ever get that 45g, I would imagine it would come in handy. I didn't get a chance to look for ammonia but I would imagine a hardware store should carry what I'm looking for. I recall reading somewhere on here that you should shake it to make sure it does not bubble? Would a hardware store also carry PFS? I'm getting way ahead of myself.. I don't even have a stand yet. But, I picked up a Timmies on the way home and I'm about to give this vinegar scrub a try. Wish me luck!

  8. #18

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    20g is scrubbed and now I'm going to let it dry. Seems to have worked pretty well but I should be able to tell once it's dry. There is a suction cup that is stuck on the inside of the tank and when I try to pull it off, it starts crumbling.. lol. I will have to figure out something for that.

  9. #19

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    Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 For 7,000 posts!! - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 For working with new fish keepers! Outstanding this month. - Taurus Just Because - Surfdog 
    A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass I had no cup, so I put it on a bun... - Slaphppy7 You are amazing! So smart and giving. - SeaLady Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 
    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass 

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    1 Not allowed!
    Home improvement stores like Lowes and Home Depot carry pool filter sand. I don't know if they carry ammonia. In this country Ace hardware carries the right ammonia, not sure about up there. Just Make sure the ammonia you buy does not have any fragrance, detergents, and preferably no surfactants.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Great! Home Depot we do have but for the ammonia, I will have to look around a bit. Thanks!

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