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Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   Yesterday, 04:56 AM
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Posted By Sailxy
Hi, your barbs are probably aggressive cause the...

Hi, your barbs are probably aggressive cause the school is small. 5 or 6 is almost always mentioned as a minimum number for school but in reality, that number should be around 10. You could easily...
Forum: Catfish   01-03-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By phaleosum
1 / Prepare the immersion tank - Suck the main...

1 / Prepare the immersion tank
- Suck the main tank water to the treatment tank (the tank is less than about 20 liters) about 50% of the tank volume so the amount of water is about 10L.
- Turn on...
Forum: Cichlids   12-08-2019, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Genos
Sounds like he is trying to breed, but she's not...

Sounds like he is trying to breed, but she's not interested. It could lead to her death. 20gal is small for a pair in a community tank. I'd probably just take one of them back to lfs or upgrade...
Forum: Cyprinids and Atherinids   12-04-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Genos
Well that does sound like velvet then. Plants...

Well that does sound like velvet then. Plants can go awhile without light, but if you're worried you can always move them out of the tank, but make sure to treat them too. Remove any filter carbon...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   11-22-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By Genos
Hard to say if it would affect them the same way....

Hard to say if it would affect them the same way. Finished treatment for the recommended time and I'd suggest setting up a quarantine tank if you can only get from that store. Our fish (and us...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   09-25-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By couger
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   09-24-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Genos
Unless you are keeping highly sensitive fish that...

Unless you are keeping highly sensitive fish that were raised in a drastically different pH, I won't mess with it. Chemical manipulation is risky due to the fluctuations. Adding driftwood is fine...
Forum: Catfish   08-26-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By xocdia79
Fighting. i hope that everything will be fine for...

Fighting. i hope that everything will be fine for you - xoc dia (http://xocdia79.com/xoc-dia-la-gi/)
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-12-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Genos
Measure the inside of the tank up till your water...

Measure the inside of the tank up till your water line. The one inch of fish per gallon rule really isn't great. What do you plan on stocking? If you gradually add fish over a few months you'll get...
Forum: Catfish   08-11-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Genos
Try a mixed sinking pellet for loaches. ...

Try a mixed sinking pellet for loaches. Kelp/cucumber are worth a try too. Few fish eat only algae.
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-08-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By beaslbob
I use a substrate that is 1" of peat moss, 1" of...

I use a substrate that is 1" of peat moss, 1" of sand, and 1" of pc select from top to bottom. The idea is the peat moss prevents hardness buildup and the sand keeps the peat moss trapped at the...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-07-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By aussieJJDude
Honestly sand is like my holy grail when it comes...

Honestly sand is like my holy grail when it comes to substrate. while it takes a little while to wash it so its aquariums friendly, once in the aquarium its very easy to maintain, especially at...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-07-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Genos
You've got several options depending on the...

You've got several options depending on the plants' needs, some use the ribosomes for eedingand don't need any special substrate. 1. use all plant substrate 2. use gravel or sand and plant the...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   06-02-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Genos
Betta needs to be in at least 78F. That's most...

Betta needs to be in at least 78F. That's most likely why the fin rot is reoccurring. Rummy nose or another tropical tetra would be better suited as tank mates. Disease-causing organisms are...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   04-09-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By imran sheik
get a few more females Sent from my S60...

get a few more females

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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-05-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By beaslbob
First I would use the seachem multi test ammonia...

First I would use the seachem multi test ammonia kit to see if the ammonia is the dangerous free ammonia or the safe(r) locked ammonia.


And only use Prime to treat the free ammonia.


If the...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   03-15-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By beaslbob
sometimes you have to partition the tank to keep...

sometimes you have to partition the tank to keep plants and plant eaters separated.


my .02
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-25-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By Genos
That could be challenging as it eliminates...

That could be challenging as it eliminates schooling fish. A pair of angels would love a planted tank. I suggest starting off with three very young ones to find out who is happy with who, you might...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   12-04-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By jaysee
I would check out aqadvisor.com. Itís a great...

I would check out aqadvisor.com. Itís a great place to start if youíre not sure of the limits. With experience you may determine that you can add more fish, but one of the biggest causes of failure...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   11-29-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By beaslbob
I don't use chemicals in my systems so perhaps...

I don't use chemicals in my systems so perhaps others can help.
FWIW I recommend the methods in my signature.


my .02
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   09-29-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,355
Posted By Construction Sam
Interesting. I would like to see your pix too. ...

Interesting. I would like to see your pix too.

I am thinking stainless steel should not be a problem unless it's a saltwater aquarium. Flatware and cookery is often made of stainless. If so, this...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   09-28-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,355
Posted By aussieJJDude
After you add all the substrate to the jar, it...

After you add all the substrate to the jar, it will also increase weight. A couple of largish river stones inside the jar would also work well!

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Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   09-28-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,355
Posted By KapitalJ
If you are using steel, use Stainless steel....

If you are using steel, use Stainless steel. Also, aluminum is super light and would not help you.
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   09-28-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,355
Posted By jaysee
I think I know what you want to do, but perhaps...

I think I know what you want to do, but perhaps share some pictures to confirm [emoji846]


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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   09-16-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By dalewebb
Angry Liveaquaria.com Beware

Don't know if there is a forum for warnings about vendors or not. Purchased 10 cardinal tetras from Liveaquaria.com (which I later found out was a shell company for Drs Foster and Smith and Petco...
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