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  1. mikey5598
    01-30-2013 03:23 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.
  2. miksan
    01-28-2013 11:48 AM - 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).
  3. miksan
    01-28-2013 11:45 AM - 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.
  4. jpottle
    01-25-2013 03:27 PM - permalink
    Hi Byron. I notice that you are located in Vancouver so I wanted to say hi. I am in Surrey. I am new to the world of fishkeeping, my daughter having received a betta as an unexpected Christmas gift, but I am really enjoying it so far. I noticed your comments on a thread about MTS (trumpet snails) and wondered if you might know a local place to acquire them - being in Canada makes the online shopping a bit tricky!
    Stores here very rarely have them, but I have hundreds and can give you some, will PM you. B.
  5. Alex1331
    01-16-2013 03:28 AM - permalink
    Hey byron i have a quick question ....i have a hob filter the aquatech30-60 for my 75 gal and as you kno i just switched to sand i fut my tube so it wasnt so close to the sand but its gotten loud hear and there so i clean it and its quiet but now its kinda loud i cleaned it but no change i feel like sand is recking my equippment ...=[ i love the look and planting ability but not tge fact it maybe recking my equipment any advice¿?
    Answered by PM. B.
  6. Alex1331
    01-10-2013 12:47 AM - permalink
    Hey byron im new to the site and not understanding how to navigate lol and i have a few questions. about my tank that really in my opinion need to be adressed if you could send me a private msg and help me out that would be awsome thanx alot

    Welcome to TFK. I will PM you, but if you scroll down the first page you will find a section "How to Use TFK" under "The Fish Forum Community" area that may help you. Byron.
  7. meamea568
    12-28-2012 02:52 PM - permalink
    Hey Byron, I was wondering if you had any suggestions for driftwood for my 20g freshwater tank because I hear you're the expert. Could you please check out my thread? Thanks!
  8. loveguppies
    12-18-2012 10:28 AM - permalink
    Hey Byron, I just updated my thread (8g and 5g cycling and stocking) after switching to potassium chloride and posted my parameters, just wondering if I am understanding the readings properly and even though my GH is coming out 0 with the softener I still actually have hard water with a GH of 300 or 17dGH and I should be buying hard water fish? Thanks again for all your help!

  9. FuelingFire
    12-07-2012 03:19 PM - permalink
    Hey Byron, just wanted to thank you for all your help.

    You are very welcome. B.
  10. Canadian Fish
    11-30-2012 02:39 PM - permalink
    Canadian Fish
    Byron, as per my thread, I got my GH tested. It was "5" which he said equates to 90 ppm. Could this have anything to do with the brown on my Amazon Sword plants?

    To make it easier, I will respond by PM. B.

  About Me

  • About Byron
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    tropical fish, gardening, hiking, swimming, music, culinary
    Total Years Fish Keeping Experience
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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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