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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-27-2015, 08:40 AM
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Posted By corina savin
The drop checker should measure the dissolved CO2...

The drop checker should measure the dissolved CO2 and should be placed away from the diffuser as you don't want actual CO2 bubbles to enter the airspace and give you false high readings.

Two-three...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-26-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By corina savin
I would place the diffuser closer to the...

I would place the diffuser closer to the substrate. If you have a powerhead, make sure it blows the bubbles produced by diffuser to maximize contact time with water. Some people use the intake of the...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   03-25-2015, 07:15 PM
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Views: 919
Posted By Embouck7
https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/advanced-freshw...

https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/advanced-freshwater-discussion/black-hair-algae-516538/
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   03-25-2015, 06:19 AM
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Views: 919
Posted By Embouck7
ya there is alot of waiste from those algae...

ya there is alot of waiste from those algae pellets even so, haha its just loaded with tiny particles that go everywhere... You might want to switch to sinking shrimp pellets till you get this under...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   03-22-2015, 08:18 AM
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Views: 919
Posted By Embouck7
Not the best way to tackle your problem.... I say...

Not the best way to tackle your problem.... I say constant light at 8 hours a day to start, plants and fish need that or you will stress them. Second if you decide to invest in seachem get both...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   03-19-2015, 06:29 AM
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Views: 919
Posted By mrldragon
My algae problem reduced significantly when I...

My algae problem reduced significantly when I started turning the light off in the middle of the day for a while. My light cycle now is on at 8, off at 11, back on at 1, off again at 3:30. I also...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   03-11-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By lilnaugrim
I usually recommend SeaChem Flourish...

I usually recommend SeaChem Flourish Comprehensive (NOT Excel, it's not a fertilizer but a CO2 supplement) as it's more concentrated. So the price may look worse, but you use less of it compared to...
Forum: DIY Aquarium   02-24-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By Tolak
If the push fit doesn't fit quite tight enough a...

If the push fit doesn't fit quite tight enough a couple hose clamps will do the trick. Half my gear comes from Ace Hardware or Home Depot.
Forum: DIY Aquarium   02-24-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By badxgillen
Provided it is a stainless steel that is intended...

Provided it is a stainless steel that is intended for human use, food grade or higher, and If you are not running a salt water reef tank you should be good.
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   02-24-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Embouck7
https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/advanced-freshw...

https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/advanced-freshwater-discussion/black-hair-algae-516538/
Forum: Aquarium Photography   02-12-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,329
Posted By willow
that's a really crummy thing to get..little...

that's a really crummy thing to get..little boogers !!
how many do you think you have,if it's a very small infestation
then perhaps they'll not have broken spores off,and won't be in the filter !...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   02-11-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By sandybottom
How to Combat the Aquarium Pest Hydra...

How to Combat the Aquarium Pest Hydra (http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/problemsolving/p/How-To-Combat-The-Aquarium-Pest-Hydra.htm)
is it something like this?
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   02-05-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By jeaninel
Oops! Sorry about the double post. Posted via...

Oops! Sorry about the double post.
Posted via Mobile Device
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   02-05-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By jeaninel
I just use my hand to guesstimate tap water temp...

I just use my hand to guesstimate tap water temp vs tank water temp, adjust at the tap and then flip the valve on the Python to start refilling once it's close. A few degrees is not going to hurt the...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-01-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By NeonFlux
Very small baby Malaysian Trumpet Snail shell...

Very small baby Malaysian Trumpet Snail shell remains that died in the canister filter possibly and made their way out?
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-01-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By crzy2u
I don't really know if it's a parasite or not,...

I don't really know if it's a parasite or not, but I know that micro bubbles move all around. Mine go in a circular movement with the water current :)
Anyway someone else needs to give their advice...
Forum: Aquarium Photography   01-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,329
Posted By Chesh
Glad to hear things are going well with the...

Glad to hear things are going well with the treatment. . . and with Spongebob's crew ;)
Forum: Aquarium Photography   01-30-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,329
Posted By rsskylight04
That's a great thought about changing the heat...

That's a great thought about changing the heat with the light cycle, just like in nature.

My wife has Gary the Snail ornament in her tank... so cute and silly.
Forum: Aquarium Photography   01-28-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,329
Posted By rsskylight04
Love your spongebob. Hope your problems clear...

Love your spongebob.
Hope your problems clear out quickly.
Good luck!
Forum: Aquarium Photography   01-28-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,329
Posted By Chesh
Ugh, sorry to hear about the ich! Raising the...

Ugh, sorry to hear about the ich! Raising the temperature will get rid of it quick, hope everyone can hang in until it's gone. Tank looks beautiful!
Forum: Aquarium Photography   01-28-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,329
Posted By rsskylight04
Somtimes when fish develop white spots its not...

Somtimes when fish develop white spots its not ich. When water quality, temp, or other factors stress fish, they become vulnerable to bacteria and fungus.
If it is ich, then best course is to...
Forum: Aquarium Photography   01-27-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,329
Posted By willow
:-( not good…hopefully you'll resolve it temp...

:-( not good…hopefully you'll resolve it
temp and meds should get to it quickly.
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   01-27-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By Agent13
I'm wondering if your puffer is stressing your...

I'm wondering if your puffer is stressing your other fish. They are rather aggressive and are not good community fish. The only ones you have that i feel are ok with dwarf puffers would be you otos
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   01-27-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By Romad
Sounds like they have Ich :( Do they look like...

Sounds like they have Ich :( Do they look like they've been sprinkled with salt?
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   01-22-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,807
Posted By SeaHorse
Since you stripped and cleaned the filter......

Since you stripped and cleaned the filter... remember to watch for a mini cycle. keep your test kit and bucket near by. Glad the filter is working again. Did you say this tank is running 2? so...
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