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post #11 of 18 Old 12-08-2013, 01:06 AM
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So besides water change and vacuuming, having live plants, mature bacteria colony , not overstocking or over feeding, is there any thing else to look out for as an aquarium ages. Do you reccommend disturbing the sand or gravel bed to clean or is it better to leave it lie?

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So besides water change and vacuuming, having live plants, mature bacteria colony , not overstocking or over feeding, is there any thing else to look out for as an aquarium ages. Do you reccommend disturbing the sand or gravel bed to clean or is it better to leave it lie?
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post #13 of 18 Old 12-08-2013, 09:47 AM
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You can get some Malaysian trumpet snails and not ever worry about the substrate.

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Will cichlids eat the maylasian trumpet snails?

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No. They may take them into their mouth and spit them out though. But swallow? No.

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These snails sound like an excellent way to help control nitrate by preventing ammonia from being produced in the first place. Or maybe they're just for cleaning? I guess if they produce ammonia themselves the net results might be 0 as far as nitrate is concerned. They are on my shopping list as cleaners in any case. Thanks for the tip.

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These snails sound like an excellent way to help control nitrate by preventing ammonia from being produced in the first place. Or maybe they're just for cleaning? I guess if they produce ammonia themselves the net results might be 0 as far as nitrate is concerned. They are on my shopping list as cleaners in any case. Thanks for the tip.
The latter is correct

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125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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These snails sound like an excellent way to help control nitrate by preventing ammonia from being produced in the first place. Or maybe they're just for cleaning? I guess if they produce ammonia themselves the net results might be 0 as far as nitrate is concerned. They are on my shopping list as cleaners in any case. Thanks for the tip.
IMHO food added to the aquarium will result in nitrates regardless of it if is eaten by snales, the fish, or rots on the bottom. That is assuming a balanced aquarium where aerobic bacteria is reducing the ammonia.

To prevent nitrates you need to consume the nitrates being generated.

Still that's just my .02
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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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