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- I don't think that was me. I've hypothesized that there may not even be a stunting hormone and that the slow growth of fry is more related to ammonia, but I have never written or contributed to any article about it. Would you mind sending me a link?
- I did not know that, but that's marvelous to know! You also just totally gave me a better name for my snail, inadvertently (he/she is just not a Dakota)... I love Corona for a name.
Thank you so much! He and Esmeralda both are really bright spots in my life. I live alone, and while that has a lot of perks, sometimes it gets lonely. It's really nice knowing I'm coming home to fish that are so happy to see me walk in the door. I love them both very much.
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- sorry for the late reply... been busy etc.... I dont have the exact numbers for KH and GH in front of me now.... I dont bother to check them often at this point... I temper my tap water with...Liked On: Today, 09:05 AM
Posted On: Today, 08:39 AMHallyx liked post by fish monger On thread : Water Changes and Wood TanninAs long as your parameters are within the desired ranges, 30-50 % water changes once a week should be fine. If you don't like the tea colored appearance, you could do more frequent water changes just...Liked On: Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Posted On: Yesterday, 10:09 AMMy tap water varies anywhere from 7.8 - 8+ and contains a high copper content ( I had a water annalissis done by the town before I built my ornamental pond).... so i bought a R/O D/I system for...Liked On: 12-06-2013, 10:35 AM
Posted On: 12-06-2013, 10:13 AMYou'll be fine somewhere in the middle.Liked On: 12-06-2013, 08:15 AM
Posted On: 12-05-2013, 10:14 PMHallyx liked post by Byron On thread : Regular Partial Water Changes3. How to Do a Partial Water Change Stating the obvious, a percentage of water in the aquarium must be siphoned out and then replaced with fresh water. The substrate may or may not need to be...Liked On: 12-05-2013, 11:23 AM
Posted On: 05-26-2013, 09:18 PMI'm trying to learn as much as I can about what causes instability in estabished tanks. What do you think caused the spike- overfeeding? too many fish? not enough water change? somthing else? My...Liked On: 12-05-2013, 09:49 AM
Posted On: 12-03-2013, 01:32 PMHallyx liked post by aokashi On thread : why don't diatoms last ?I'm not sure I agree with you on the sand. First of all sand is inert. If it is somehow possible for diatoms feed on the silicate dioxide from sand... your sand will be diminishing as the diatoms...Liked On: 12-05-2013, 09:45 AM
Posted On: 12-04-2013, 04:20 PMHallyx liked post by rsskylight04 On thread : 'Dirty' tank but healthy as ever?!I would say your algea or cyanobacteria are helping your tank. Gravel is a primary location for bacteria to colonize so don't clean it TOO good. Also your filter works better at biofiltration if you...Liked On: 12-04-2013, 12:33 PM
Posted On: 12-03-2013, 03:15 PMThere is no difference between big filtered tanks and little filtered tanks. They are exactly proportional. "Need" is relative. Some people do need to do more frequent water changes to keep their...Liked On: 12-04-2013, 12:21 PM
Posted On: 12-02-2013, 01:27 PMHallyx liked post by rickey On thread : CyanobacteriaCyanobacterial toxins Hepatotoxins are produced by some strains of the cyanobacteria Microcystis, and Anabaena. Neurotoxins are produced by some strains of Aphanizomenon and Oscilatoria....Liked On: 12-04-2013, 12:14 PM
Posted On: 11-29-2013, 12:43 PMHallyx liked post by rickey On thread : why don't diatoms last ?In theory, yes, but what happens in reality is as an aquarium matures the diatoms will be out competed by bacteria, some plant, and some animal. The diatoms are always there just not in high enough...Liked On: 12-04-2013, 11:52 AM
Posted On: 12-04-2013, 06:19 AMHallyx liked post by jcortina On thread : New tank just setup - Water quality readingsWell I decided to stick it out and appears the tank is just about cycled. Ammonia levels are back to at or below .25ppm and Nitrates are at 30ppm. I don't think ammonia levels ever quite reached...Liked On: 11-30-2013, 08:13 PM
Posted On: 11-30-2013, 09:32 AMHello, I would say waterchange is needed. Nitrate is the end result of bio cycle of your aquqrium. Fish food and waste produces ammonia which is processed into nitrite by bacteria. Other bacteria...Liked On: 11-30-2013, 07:25 AM
Posted On: 11-30-2013, 06:06 AMDid you test your tap water for nitrates? With only 2 fish left in the tank your nitrates should stay low. I would do a 50% water change being sure to vacuum the gravel real good. The next day day do...Liked On: 11-28-2013, 07:50 AM
Posted On: 11-27-2013, 10:19 AMAlso wanted to add that weekly water changes should be done as a regular maintenance schedule. Posted via Mobile DeviceLiked On: 11-28-2013, 07:49 AM
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