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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-20-2020, 05:57 PM
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Posted By beaslbob
edited. LOL

edited. LOL
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-20-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 72
Posted By beaslbob
LOL. Meant killing. hope I can edit.

LOL. Meant killing.

hope I can edit.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-20-2020, 11:34 AM
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Views: 72
Posted By beaslbob
change the environment to favor the plants over...

change the environment to favor the plants over the algae. filling the lights is one first step. then resume with 1/2 duration lighting and adjust so the plants thrive but algae doesn't.
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Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   02-20-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By beaslbob
hi there again LOL Another way is to balance...

hi there again LOL

Another way is to balance out and stabilize operations do that the water properties do not change.

my .02
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   02-19-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By beaslbob
hi there. LOL Sure the fish live in the...

hi there. LOL

Sure the fish live in the water they put all their waste into. Just like in the world.

And it just seems to make sense to remove all that waste.

But:

Water changes will...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-18-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By beaslbob
nitrates will never be 0 through water changes. ...

nitrates will never be 0 through water changes. What happens is nitrates will build up to where the amount of nitrate increase between water changes is removed by the water change. If you change...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   02-18-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By beaslbob
I respectfully disagree. But then I use...

I respectfully disagree. But then I use different methods.

I have ran 10g tanks for 9-10 years with no water changes housing descendants from the origin cycle trio.

But then if you're...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-18-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 95
Posted By beaslbob
Sure the sponge filter would work but is...

Sure the sponge filter would work but is unnecessary.

I think you got it. Especially with new fish it is best IMHO to not feed for awhile. they are stressed from the new environment and may...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-18-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 95
Posted By beaslbob
No just during that first week. After that I...

No just during that first week. After that I start feeding one flake per day per fish.

that said they can go for two weeks or so with no feeding.

my .02
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-18-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By beaslbob
Hard to tell. FWIW In my experience mollies...

Hard to tell.

FWIW In my experience mollies do much better in full marine than freshwater. Mine in FW developed a white cottony fungus. It started pealing off in minutes/hours with the addition...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-18-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By beaslbob
if it's a molly only tank try a little aquarium...

if it's a molly only tank try a little aquarium salt

my .02
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-18-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 95
Posted By beaslbob
simple cycle IMHO. When using the methods in...

simple cycle IMHO.

When using the methods in the link in my signature, I initially fed the first fish. Just like clockwork it always dies on the 5th day showing stress on the third or fourth day....
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   02-11-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By beaslbob
don't change what's working.

don't change what's working.
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   02-07-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By beaslbob
Ok that should work. The only "drawback" is...

Ok that should work.

The only "drawback" is that the plants above the aquarium are not directly removing co2 from the water as true submerged aquatic plant would. To me that is important.

But...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   02-07-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By beaslbob
or possibly you just put the roots in the water...

or possibly you just put the roots in the water and the rest of the plants above. That would seem to work as well.

my second .02
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   02-07-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By beaslbob
congratulation. sounds like a very effect...

congratulation.

sounds like a very effect system.

My only concern is that you used house plants most of which are really not aquatic. But whatever you used seems to be working

my .02
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-06-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
  Nitrate
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Posted By beaslbob
agree with manytankkeeper. That is the classical...

agree with manytankkeeper. That is the classical bacteria driven cycling methods.

I just use plants which is another method.

With live plants it is entirely possible to have no ammonia spike...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-05-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
  Nitrate
Views: 103
Posted By beaslbob
Under the assumption that you are doing the same...

Under the assumption that you are doing the same thing, the ammonia and nitrite will remain unmeasurable but nitrate could continue to rise. The bacteria will continue to consume ammonia and nitrite...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-05-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
  Nitrate
Views: 103
Posted By beaslbob
Nitrates can be limited through water changes or...

Nitrates can be limited through water changes or using nitrate consumers like live plants.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-04-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By beaslbob
I would dechlorinate it in a separate container...

I would dechlorinate it in a separate container and only for that amount of water.

but than what do I know? LOL


Because, with my tanks, I just replace water that has evaporated and use...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   02-04-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By beaslbob
You might take a look at the methods in the link...

You might take a look at the methods in the link in my signature.


Just my planted tank methods.

worth at most .02
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-04-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By beaslbob
As stated before it actually detoxifies ammonia...

As stated before it actually detoxifies ammonia and not removing it.

One example is Prime.

Plants actually prefer to use ammonia over nitrates when it is available. Just that in stabilized...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-04-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By beaslbob
not necessarily. you already have plants. ...

not necessarily. you already have plants.

the plants provide filtering.

As I remember you were using an anti ammonia chemical. Stop using that and let the plants consume the ammonia and carbon...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-04-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By beaslbob
try the methods in my signature or here if not in...

try the methods in my signature or here if not in my signature: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/advanced-freshwater-discussion/beaslbob-build-295530/


my .02
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-27-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,072
Posted By beaslbob
Gee this thread dated back to 2011. LOL. ...

Gee this thread dated back to 2011. LOL.

FWIW what happens with water changes assuming some parameter that is linear and constantly increasing, is that the tank build up that parameter to the...
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