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Found a Worm in the tank
Old 04-05-2007, 11:36 PM   #11
 
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Yes I do stand corrected. Planaria must come in many forms I just didn't know that they could...I used to believe that Planaria could be carriers of pests that could adversly affect aquarium fish. The Planaria I feed my fish are totally healthy as I can raise them in my sump just by placing one or two Sword leaves or Almond leaves in there. I doesn't really cost anything to do that and I can get lots of them in just under a week. Then I just discard the leaves before they get too mushy. Hey, I should try crypt leaves to see what happens.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:24 PM   #12
 
sorry to jump in hear, im new to the fish career and never heard of this befor. you put leaves in your tank and they "grow" worms? im really interested in feeding my fish live worms but im so nervous of trasfering disease. the dried blood worms are polluting my tank and i heard that live food keeps ammonia down. please tell me more about your magic leaves!
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:28 PM   #13
 
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i heard that live food keeps ammonia down.
I don't think live food reduces ammonia or I may have miss this point. If live food rots, your ammonia increases instead.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:31 PM   #14
 
oh ok so pretty much any extra food live, frozen, dried is going to cause ammonia levels to raise.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:37 PM   #15
 
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oh ok so pretty much any extra food live, frozen, dried is going to cause ammonia levels to raise.
If they are left uneaten or not syphoned, it is possible.:)
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:41 PM   #16
 
ok tanks!
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:06 PM   #17
 
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Hi its actually quite simple. Here's a pic of my sump. As you can see I have bags of charcoal and zeolite to help keep the water clean. There is also one sword leaf cutting from that same aquarium. That's where the pump is. To the left of that are the bio-balls. How does the water get into the sump you say? Simple. There is an overflow box hanging on the back of the aquarium where the water goes into and down to the sump by way of gravity. (Those black strips are velcro which I use to keep my 2 year old son from putting his dirty little fingers in it. ha ha.) I bought all the stuff I need (after a bit of research) on Ebay. The research I did was to make sure that sump will fit in the stand. Oh yes, and after placing 1 or 2 leaves in there it will take about a week or a bit more time for the worms to start. I'm not sure how they get there but hey I'm not complaining. Several people have replied that these are planarian worms. They live in ponds and rivers. I suppose it works the same way as when a person would put some straw in a see through glass. You'll get lots of tiny citters that fish fry would eat...
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:21 PM   #18
 
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Sump pic

I'm having trouble getting this pic posted sorry.
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