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- Thanks so much for your kind words, Hally. It's always exciting to converse with others who delve deeper into fishkeeping, like yourself.
Thanks for your input & bringing my attention to Dr. Tim Hovans work. Infact I'm downloading his scientific papers just now. I work for an aquatics shop in the UK, and our most common problem is customers who are impatient/disinterested in the nitrogen cycle and want to stock their tanks quickly. We refuse fish sales to such situations and try help them complete the cycle (I usually recommend mature media over the bottled bacteria), but they'll just go elsewhere who will sell them the fish and a myriad of chemicals without a question asked; resulting in lots of dead fish and disheartened would be keepers! So I'm really passionate in trying to combat the problem simply without boring the customers to death!
Unfortunately Timmy isn't my Brazilian Tapir! He is one of two at the zoo where I studied Animal Management
- Thank you ^^
If you are a member or a browser of the forum plantedtank.net I also post over there (same username but without the space and save avatar). My avatars is a close up photo of my now deceased Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami, he passed of old age back in April.
- About Hallyx
- Old fart and proud of it.
- Fungus corners
- Bicycling, weight-lifting and Betta
- Specialist in eclectic endeavor
- Total Years Fish Keeping Experience
- 3 - 5
- Hallyx liked post by corina savin On thread : PH changes with plants and lighting questionsIt is recommended to change the bulbs every 9-12 months. I changed mine after 18 months and noticed a difference in plant's growth. As for the pH, it is important when (what time in the day) you...Liked On: 10-16-2014, 12:15 PM
Posted On: 10-02-2014, 12:04 PMHallyx liked post by Mikaila31 On thread : Tips for growing brilliant show fish.Each to their own. My fish love their ammonia, chlorine, hydroxide, and lead laced tap water. I also don't feel confident in my tap waters ability to give me brain damage. I get all my nutrients...Liked On: 10-12-2014, 05:34 AM
Posted On: 10-06-2014, 11:02 AMHallyx liked post by Tolak On thread : nitrosomonas reproductionYes, and it also explains why it often takes so long to cycle a tank. You may be starting with bacteria in the 10's or 100's, working your way towards millions. You'd better have a backup...Liked On: 09-03-2014, 06:08 PM
Posted On: 09-03-2014, 03:34 AMHallyx liked post by shellieca On thread : Cycling Questions: Using Dr.Tim's aquatic ammonia, biozyme and seeding etc.personally I give it a few days of consistent zeroing out before I consider a tank cycled. Your nitrAtes should also spike around the time ammonia/nitrites zero out so you will probably have to do a...Liked On: 06-27-2014, 11:23 PM
Posted On: 06-26-2014, 02:28 PMHallyx liked post by tezi On thread : Cycling Questions: Using Dr.Tim's aquatic ammonia, biozyme and seeding etc.Hi, I'm pretty new to this myself too - but, I have the experience of trying to cycle a tank with food and shrimp and failing myself. (The readings never went over 0.5ppm). I think you'll have a...Liked On: 06-22-2014, 04:07 AM
Posted On: 06-21-2014, 11:04 AMHallyx liked post by pop On thread : Fishless cycle- Ammonia is over 8 PPM!!!Hello Friends: After reading the opinions expressed in this thread I must add you all make cycling a difficult process. Itís Scary I say Scary son, I guess the reason it is so hard is due to the...Liked On: 05-20-2014, 04:09 AM
Posted On: 05-19-2014, 11:33 AMHallyx liked post by Juggernaut122 On thread : Fishless cycle- Ammonia is over 8 PPM!!!When I did a fishless cycle of my 10 gallon tank, I just added some fish food and when the ammonia level went to 8 I added a bottle of the nitrifying (sp?) bacteria I bought from Petsmart and the...Liked On: 05-03-2014, 06:05 PM
Posted On: 05-03-2014, 05:22 PMHallyx liked post by RSVBiffer On thread : Kh and Nitrifying BacteriaNitrifying bacteria are affected by pH rather than alkalinity. For a cycling tank though (or even a mature tank) your KH is too low as it will allow pH swings and cycling tends to drop the pH and you...Liked On: 05-03-2014, 07:11 AM
Posted On: 04-17-2014, 12:34 PMHallyx liked post by RSVBiffer On thread : Filter Cartridges in Cheap FiltersAgree entirely, and I suspect that the pot scrubbers are actually able to hold less bacteria than the sponge due to the surface area available. Flint, think you should also bear in mind that you...Liked On: 05-03-2014, 07:05 AM
Posted On: 04-30-2014, 02:17 PMHallyx liked post by Mikaila31 On thread : Changing From Bottled Spring Water With High Nitrate to Tap Water With High pHNeed to know KH and GH of current tap water. pH really does not tell you anything. Your tap water may be fine to use without changing anything but you need to know much more the pH. pH isn't as...Liked On: 05-03-2014, 06:51 AM
Posted On: 05-02-2014, 07:22 PMHallyx liked post by Tolak On thread : Tap Water Or Stored Water?Wow this topic got busy after I mentioned my hose!Liked On: 05-03-2014, 05:37 AM
Posted On: 05-01-2014, 06:10 PMHallyx liked post by sprmankalel On thread : Tap Water Or Stored Water?So you see that there are many ways to do water changes. Mostly it really doesn't matter how you do it as long as you're doing it to provide the best environment for your fish. Posted via Mobile...Liked On: 05-03-2014, 05:37 AM
Posted On: 05-01-2014, 03:39 PMHallyx liked post by RSVBiffer On thread : Fishless cycle- Ammonia is over 8 PPM!!!Nitrobacter are found in SW, FW and soil. The last time I looked into the nitrifying process and Nitrospira (it is something regularly amended due to the ongoing research) there is actually some...Liked On: 05-02-2014, 10:56 PM
Posted On: 05-02-2014, 05:50 AMHallyx liked post by AmyP1985 On thread : stocking questionHaha, ok thanks, I'll see if I can manage it without soaking my socks this time (probably not). Posted via Mobile DeviceLiked On: 03-24-2014, 05:23 AM
Posted On: 03-23-2014, 01:06 PMHallyx liked post by jaysee On thread : self-sustaining curiositiesThat's a very valid issue. I too find his posts difficult to follow and i can get confused reading them. It would certainly benefit him to present his ideas in a more coherent manner.Liked On: 03-22-2014, 07:18 AM
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