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  1. jack26707
    11-28-2011 08:15 PM - permalink
    jack26707
    You seem to be a real fish expert! I was wondering, in a 20 gal. tank could I keep 3 pepper corys, 1 bristlenose pleco, 4 rummynose tetras, 6 cardinal tetras, 2 female guppies, and 4 lemon tetras? Or is it to much? Right now I have the rummys, corys, pleco, and 3 cardinals. Thank you.

    That is way over limit; I will PM you in detail. Byron.
  2. Jayy
    11-26-2011 07:01 PM - permalink
    Jayy
    Bryon I need your wonderful help once again. My threads called Golden wonder killifish( ).
  3. ILoveSushi
    11-09-2011 07:28 PM - permalink
    ILoveSushi
    Hi, I'm new here & I'm sorry to bother you but do you know how long it should take to et a reply on a post? I'm kinda wigging out about my baby lol thank you in advance.

    Welcome to TFK. Responses depend upon which members might be online. I'll hunt for your post and see if I can assist. Byron.
  4. Jayy
    11-03-2011 04:01 PM - permalink
    Jayy
    If you can, can you check my thread stocking plans, in freshwater aquarium.

    Thanks.
  5. newby
    10-27-2011 02:16 PM - permalink
    newby
    You have assisted me numerous times! Just wanted to say Thank you!!!!!!

    You are very welcome. Byron.
  6. rhessling
    10-16-2011 05:43 AM - permalink
    rhessling
    what kind of fish is the spotted one in you mini satus box

    Centromochlus perugiae, it is in our fish profiles. Byron.
  7. manprit
    10-12-2011 10:59 PM - permalink
    manprit
    Hi Byron
    In how much water i should keep my turtle?
    I have bought two red eared slider baby turtles and i am keeping them in 12 by 12 inch of fish tank and i was told by the shop keeper not to keep turtle in water, only the water should be till their legs to feel wet, keeping turtles in water will make their eyes blurred.So i have this question that whether i should keep them in water or in the way as the shop keeper has told me. Please help as i am very concerned about my turtles.

    Turtles need sufficient water to swim, but equally they must have a sufficient dry area (land, dry rock or wood) so they can get completely out of the water and dry. The light should be over the dry area for warmth, an incandescent bulb does this well, and will allow the turtle to dry fully. Byron.
  8. brownmane
    09-30-2011 03:31 PM - permalink
    brownmane
    Just an update on the plants you sent me. They look very nice and are settling in fine. Leone
  9. corry
    08-17-2011 08:58 PM - permalink
    corry
    Hi Byron just another question re my planted tank, I have 2 x 30W 10,000 K fluoro lights in the hood and I keep them on for approx 12 hours a day. I have a space in the hood for another shorter globe, do you think I need more light or maybe a coloured light for the plants. I really want a beautiful planted tank with lush plants. Sorry about all the questions but I know you are the planted tank expert :o)

    I need to ask some questons so I'll PM you on this. Byron.
  10. corry
    08-17-2011 10:34 AM - permalink
    corry
    Hi Byron, just a quick question. Is "Prime" okay for a planted tank? Since I have been using Prime my plants don't seem to be doing as well, not sure if this is a coincidence?? Also do you recommend "Flourish" for a planted tank, thanks Corry

    I would not use Prime unless necessary, i.e., to deal with ammonia, nitrite or nitrate in tap water or the tank at the start. Conditioners that do more than what is required are not beneficial, and may be the opposite as they are impacting the natural process. Select a conditioner that performs the tasks needed and nothing more, and this depends upon what is in your tap water.

    Flourish Comprehensive Supplement is a good liquid plant fertilizer; once or twice a week depending upon other nutrient sources (tap water, fish load, etc) and the plant species. Byron.

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  • About Byron
    Location
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Interests
    tropical fish, gardening, hiking, swimming, music, culinary
    Occupation
    retired
    Gender
    Male
    Total Years Fish Keeping Experience
    20+
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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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