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  1. thekoimaiden
    04-08-2013 10:46 PM - permalink
    Happy Birthday!!
  2. MoneyMitch
    04-08-2013 07:23 PM - permalink
    happy bday!
  3. Little Leaf
    04-08-2013 06:35 PM - permalink
    Little Leaf
    Happy bday!!!!! :p
  4. Boredomb
    04-08-2013 04:17 PM - permalink
    Happy Birthday Byron!
  5. ucsdtonychu
    03-24-2013 04:35 AM - permalink
    Hi Byron, I saw that you wrote in a comment a while back that you gave flourite a try and that your cories didn't like them. Was it the regular flourite? or flourite sand? Thanks for your time! I know you're a cory fan and i value your opinion.
    It was the regular Flourite Black; I have not tried the sand. But aside from the roughness, the plants were no better in this tank than in others with plain sand or gravel, so in my view I would not waste the money. B.
  6. Karebear13
    03-10-2013 03:32 PM - permalink
    Hi Byron, I saw the article you posted about the bacteria in aquariums which is exactly what I was looking for. I am doing a lab report on bacteria and wanted to know if I can cite it. Is this a published paper?
    Nothing on the forum (meaning articles, profiles, posts, etc) is copyright. TFK does appreciate being mentioned as a source if you can.
  7. mikey5598
    03-05-2013 09:48 PM - permalink
    Hello Byron
    I was wondering if you could share a bit of wisdom. I have read on some of your posts that circulating pumps in a planted tank were not really beneficial and may actually do more harm than good by depleting co2. I have a planted 55 gal. Aquarium with sand substrate on top and Eco complete and other dirt underneath. In my previous tank which was all dirt I was having the same issue until I installed a circulating pump after which it cleared it right up. I'm changing 30 percent of my water once a week and when I do I suck up the green stuff but by the next week when it's time to do a water change it comes back. My parameters are 76 deg, ph of 7.5 nitrate 10 ppm ammonia 0 nitrite 0. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I'm using Rena xp2 filtration, 2 24 inch coralife light fixtures with 4 6700 k t5 bulbs 14 watts
    Please post this as a new thread in the forum. Byron.
  8. mikey5598
    01-30-2013 04:23 PM - permalink
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome knowledge. Because of you I joined this forum. Loved reading your 4 part post on the planted aquarium.
    You are most welcome, and thank you for letting me know; much appreciated. B.
  9. miksan
    01-28-2013 12:48 PM - permalink
    PS. Snail free, of course... (I know I can bathe them a short while in salt water to kill freshwater snails, etc. - but would rather not).
  10. miksan
    01-28-2013 12:45 PM - permalink
    Hey Byron,

    What do you suggest as a good source for freshwater aquarium plants NOT hydroponically grown? Have you ever used
    I buy my plants locally. Plus, being in Canada, getting plants from the US has its problems. B.

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  • About Byron
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    tropical fish, gardening, hiking, swimming, music, culinary
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  • Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

    Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]


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