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Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   09-26-2011, 12:25 AM
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Posted By 1077
Mollies would prefer pH level's between 7.5 and...

Mollies would prefer pH level's between 7.5 and 8.0 with hardness level between ten and fifteeen degrees GH.
Your tank, according to pH posted,would over time, become softer more acidic than the...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-08-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,662
Posted By Mikaila31
Ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite are only the basics...

Ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite are only the basics of water parameters. A tank may stay cycled for years without water changes. However buffering capacity will not be replenished. Since the cycle...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-07-2011, 01:08 PM
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Posted By DKRST
Watch municipal water chlorine levels in spring

My local water company advised people with aquaria and on kidney dialysis (!) to use "extra precautions" when using municipal water for the next month or so. Apparently, it's common practice in...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   01-15-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,218
Posted By Byron
We all made mistakes; they can teach us a lot,...

We all made mistakes; they can teach us a lot, and hopefully we avoid them as we learn.



I'm not sure frankly; the leaves resemble those on Hygrophila difformis grown in low light, and this...
Forum: Characins   01-09-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,289
Posted By Byron
Pixielou85, there are three very different (but...

Pixielou85, there are three very different (but closely related) issues in your tank, as you have described things. New tank syndrome, disease [presumably ich] and the inappropriate stocking. I'll...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   01-08-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By Byron
Jessi, aquatic plants need nutrients and light...

Jessi, aquatic plants need nutrients and light (just like terrestrial plants, although some nutrients are needed in different amounts or not at all). There are 17 nutrients required by aquatic...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-05-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By jeaninel
In a sense you only do it once when you start up...

In a sense you only do it once when you start up a new tank. "Cycling" a tank means establishing the colony of beneficial bacteria that take care of the ammonia produced by fish waste and leftover...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   12-16-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Byron
Most aquarists would consider the phosphate...

Most aquarists would consider the phosphate danger to be algae; high phosphates promote algae. If you are not seeing algae increasing, the phosphates may not be "high."

The effect of any excess...
Forum: Cichlids   08-30-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Byron
A ram is a ram--but they are quite different in...

A ram is a ram--but they are quite different in several respects.

First, there are two species, Mikrogeophagus ramirezi is the common or blue ram, and Mikrogeophagus altispinosus is the Bolivian...
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