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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   11-19-2013, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Chesh
Congrats on the new babies - and the older new...

Congrats on the new babies - and the older new baby! Sounds like things are going well over there!!!
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   11-16-2013, 04:15 PM
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Posted By LadyKeiva
So adorable!!! Posted via Mobile Device

So adorable!!!
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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   11-16-2013, 03:31 PM
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Posted By beaslbob
cool!

cool!
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   11-10-2013, 11:25 PM
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Posted By badxgillen
A volitan can eat huge things like...

A volitan can eat huge things like cardinals,damsels,aother fish and inverts they can catch. I would say a full grown volitan could easily put down a 4 inch fish. Now the dwarf lions such as the...
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   10-17-2013, 12:52 AM
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Posted By badxgillen
Some of those numbers seem high but if you are...

Some of those numbers seem high but if you are doing stony corals you want the high range. I shoot for 20-40 times turn over rate for my coral tanks and most of them are a mixed reef including...
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   10-10-2013, 03:11 PM
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Posted By Chesh
Loving these lovely step-by-step postings! Lots...

Loving these lovely step-by-step postings! Lots of interesting info here to help newbies along! ^.^
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   09-23-2013, 12:47 AM
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Posted By badxgillen
You may want a larger return pump but that may...

You may want a larger return pump but that may depend on a few factors. I personaly don't run too powerful of a return pump as it diminishes the dwell time of the water and the skimmer. It would be...
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   09-22-2013, 08:26 PM
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Posted By badxgillen
Do you mean the maxi jets as your circulation...

Do you mean the maxi jets as your circulation pumps and a different pump as far as a return? If you are using a maxi jet as the return then I recommend a 1200 as they have the oomph you will need for...
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   09-13-2013, 11:28 PM
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Posted By aussieJJDude
Gotta say, I love the stocking list! It sounds...

Gotta say, I love the stocking list!
It sounds super awesome!
Love the kidney comment, i get back to ya when I need one - if so, could I get bulk?? :-P
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   09-13-2013, 08:19 PM
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Posted By badxgillen
A: Do you mean Blue Spot goby? If so I am not too...

A: Do you mean Blue Spot goby? If so I am not too sure about it as the blue spot pavanoides gets rather large and I bet would try and eat a much smaller fish.

B: You can get away with a inch,inch...
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   09-13-2013, 02:01 AM
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Posted By badxgillen
Yeah the shrimp should stay out of each others...

Yeah the shrimp should stay out of each others way.
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   08-25-2013, 12:19 AM
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Posted By badxgillen
You could just buy a cheap used tank and make you...

You could just buy a cheap used tank and make you own sump with baffles either acrylic or preferably glass. If you want a prefab one make sure its dimensions will allow you to utilize the equipment...
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   08-21-2013, 09:38 PM
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Posted By wake49
For a skimmer, I would get one that rates for 125...

For a skimmer, I would get one that rates for 125 - 200 gallons. Always over shoot your actual tank size when it comes to skimmers.

For filtration, the Berlin method is widely popular in this...
Forum: Beginner Saltwater Aquariums   08-21-2013, 03:24 AM
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Posted By RSully
Inch per gallon definitely doesn't work for...

Inch per gallon definitely doesn't work for SW/Marine. I don't know the exact ratio but it's quite a bit lower. Take a look at Live Aquaria and look at there recommended tank sizes for some of...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-29-2013, 09:58 AM
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Posted By beaslbob
Sounds to me like the autograph cost enouth. ...

Sounds to me like the autograph cost enouth. :lol:
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-06-2013, 10:11 AM
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Posted By beaslbob
Don't do anything for the high pH. Plants...

Don't do anything for the high pH. Plants sucking out carbon dioxide will raise pH to that level and higher. I am not aware of any fish the is harmed by a low carbon dioxide high oxygen...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-31-2013, 03:18 PM
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Posted By JDM
Congratulations! Busy busy busy guy! ...

Congratulations!

Busy busy busy guy!

Jeff.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-21-2013, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Byron
This is referenced in our profile of this plant....

This is referenced in our profile of this plant. The photos in the profile are, according to the planted tank sources I checked, the true Amazon Frogbit. I have one of the other temperate species in...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-21-2013, 03:08 PM
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Posted By LadyKeiva
AquaBid.com - Item # liveplantsf1363943537 -...

AquaBid.com - Item # liveplantsf1363943537 - Limnobium laevigatum, Amazon Frogbit - Ends: Fri Mar 22 2013 - 04:12:17 AM CDT (http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/auction.cgi?liveplantsf&1363943537)...
Forum: TFK Announcements   03-18-2013, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Mike
Stepping aside so the community can move forward

Hi everyone,

I've recently come to the difficult realization that I no longer have the free time to remain an active administrator. The community here deserves nothing less, and for that reason I...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-10-2013, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Byron
Yes, what I meant was that the calcium and...

Yes, what I meant was that the calcium and magnesium (and to some extent potassium) are minerals that contribute to the GH of water. These are in plant fertilizers, as chlorides in the case of...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-10-2013, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Olympia
These compounds split apart in water however,...

These compounds split apart in water however, into the calcium and magnesium. These raise the hardness, whatever it is attached to in it's dry state doesn't really affect it. So you have ions of...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-10-2013, 05:00 PM
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Posted By JDM
Calcium and magnesium are elements, the others...

Calcium and magnesium are elements, the others are compounds. Not the same thing. Calcium hardness is most often calcium carbonate.

Jeff
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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-10-2013, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Byron
Calcium chloride and magnesium chloride are both...

Calcium chloride and magnesium chloride are both in liquid fertilizers such as Flourish Comprehensive. Calcium and magnesium are the principal mineral salts that determine the GH of water. So in...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   02-27-2013, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Sharky1234
I got them off ebay. They're so much bigger now!...

I got them off ebay. They're so much bigger now! The watersprite is huge, and the cabomba are starting to fill out! I got both my watersprite, and my cabomba from this seller eBay My World -...
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