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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
- That sounds like a reasonable approach. Two things: --Do not replace any filter media unless it's falling apart. That's where much of the nitrifying bacteria live. --I always use Prime...Liked On: 09-21-2014, 11:09 PM
Posted On: 09-21-2014, 10:08 PMAll good advice from Tolak -- as usual. Just a small detail: Prime locks ammonia into a molecule that Seachem calls ammonia/Prime complex, which is harmless to livestock. This molecule decays...Liked On: 09-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Posted On: 09-21-2014, 02:52 AMrsskylight04 liked post by Hallyx On thread : Fishless cycle- Ammonia is over 8 PPM!!!Good one, Pop. Great attitude adjustment. Recently, a new keeper finishing her first cycle blew me away with this insight. Bacteria happens !Liked On: 05-28-2014, 04:45 PM
Posted On: 05-20-2014, 04:12 AMjaysee liked post by Hallyx On thread : Filter Cartridges in Cheap FiltersI just don't trust dollar-store or auto-parts sponges. You never know where they've been ... or with whom.Liked On: 05-03-2014, 11:44 AM
Posted On: 05-03-2014, 07:06 AMkeepsmiling liked post by Hallyx On thread : Help with cycling advice please!To answer your twice-asked question. Stresscoat and AmmoLock both treat ammonia the same way as does Prime. It locks it up so it's not dangerous to your stock and releases it slowly over a day or so....Liked On: 05-03-2014, 10:21 AM
Posted On: 05-03-2014, 05:26 AMjaysee liked post by Hallyx On thread : The Overstock ProjectWhen a tank is cycling, the bacteria grow first and fastest where they are exposed to the most nutrients in the shortest time. That's not necessarilly the optimum distribution. There are other...Liked On: 03-28-2014, 09:42 AM
Posted On: 03-28-2014, 07:35 AMcarlos puron liked post by Hallyx On thread : stocking questionHehehee.... get used to it. It's what fishkeeping is all about. "I don't keep fish. I keep water. Water keeps fish." ~~Mr Vampire, young Betta breederLiked On: 03-23-2014, 10:50 PM
Posted On: 03-23-2014, 12:32 PMundertheseagirl01 liked post by Hallyx On thread : Kordon's AmQuel Plus good?Both Prime and Amquel Plus use sodium thiosulfate to break chloramine into chlorine and ammonia. They both then eliminate the chlorine and bind the ammonia (using the same chemical, I think). ...Liked On: 03-23-2014, 07:30 PM
Posted On: 03-20-2014, 07:30 AMrsskylight04 liked post by Hallyx On thread : Water level spikes in my tank? High levels of AmmoniaThis sounds like the same problem that Carlos Puron had. If you can find his thread, you can learn a lot from it.Liked On: 03-21-2014, 10:33 PM
Posted On: 03-21-2014, 02:38 PMsprmankalel liked post by Hallyx On thread : If you only had to choose 2...After all that, you've chosen what I think is the best alternative. If you're going to replace them every 6-months, get the cheapest you can. I find they'll go a year before a noticeable decline in...Liked On: 03-20-2014, 07:53 AM
Posted On: 03-19-2014, 09:31 AMFlear liked post by Hallyx On thread : Ridiculous lfs advice!You know how finicky and pedantic I can be, so.... All animals have hormones. They stay in the body and regulate systems. All animals produce pheromones and alimones. These are broadcast into...Liked On: 03-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Posted On: 03-15-2014, 06:46 AMRO stands for Reverse Osmosis which removes all impurities and minerals from the sourcewater. You then need to replace the minerals that have been removed and adjust the hardness and pH to your...Liked On: 03-12-2014, 05:20 AM
Posted On: 03-04-2014, 06:56 PMThanks for the great lessons. We all learned things.Liked On: 03-12-2014, 05:19 AM
Posted On: 03-10-2014, 03:58 AMcarlos puron liked post by Hallyx On thread : If patience is the challenge… well, challenge accepted!Thanks for the great lessons. We all learned things.Liked On: 03-10-2014, 11:28 AM
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