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Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   Yesterday, 11:06 AM
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Posted By beaslbob
how do you limit the duration of the lighting now?

how do you limit the duration of the lighting now?
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   08-16-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By beaslbob
I think it is at the top. You might consider...

I think it is at the top.

You might consider taking it to a glass shop and see if they can use something round out the entire edge where the chip is.

my .02
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   08-15-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By beaslbob
agree. However if that chip is on the...

agree.


However if that chip is on the bracing at the top it should be safe. might want to keep an eye on it to see if a crack starts.




my .02
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-15-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By beaslbob
yep that's about right. Another method...

yep that's about right.


Another method which works really well on 4' tanks is to take 3/4 of the tank volume in cubic feet and more the decimal on place to the right.


36"=3'
24"=2'...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-15-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By beaslbob
we were all totally new once and remain new on...

we were all totally new once and remain new on many things.


If you're using a 2gal tank I would recommend if possible moving up to at least a 10gal.


You might also take a look at the...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   07-08-2019, 05:03 PM
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Posted By beaslbob
woopsies. (reread original post). ...

woopsies.


(reread original post).

Are your plants live?

thriving live plants should result in high pH and low ammonia.

If you don't have some try some anacharis.
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-08-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
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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 Freshwater Aquarium   05-07-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By beaslbob
I think generally we over feed our tanks and that...

I think generally we over feed our tanks and that in fact most problems we face are from that overfeeding.


So I feed once per day. Tanks look better fish are happy and have ran for up to 9...
Forum: Livebearers   05-01-2019, 10:47 AM
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Views: 164
Posted By beaslbob
I have raised mollies using the procedures in my...

I have raised mollies using the procedures in my signature with live plants.


With no live plants I did have a white fungus problem with was treated with aquarium salt.


I also use mollys in...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-26-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By beaslbob
If it were me I would remove the filter and stop...

If it were me I would remove the filter and stop doing water changes and just replace the water that evaporates with no chemicals added.


Looks to me like you have a nice balanced out eco system...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-25-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By beaslbob
Sorry I can't help. I just use plants with no...

Sorry I can't help. I just use plants with no filters.




My .02
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   04-17-2019, 09:27 AM
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Views: 8,351
Posted By beaslbob
so six years it's still thriving. thanks...

so six years it's still thriving.


thanks for update.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-08-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By beaslbob
glad to hear.

glad to hear.
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   04-05-2019, 02:49 PM
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Views: 411
Posted By beaslbob
Isn't this exciting? One of the joys of...

Isn't this exciting?


One of the joys of live bearers is the babies.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-05-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
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   04-05-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By beaslbob
Yep that it is

Yep


that it is
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   03-27-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By beaslbob
I don't use filters. So I guess that...

I don't use filters.


So I guess that doesn't help.


my .02
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   03-21-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By beaslbob
This is exactly the experience I had with an...

This is exactly the experience I had with an albino sailfin molly. White fungusey (???? LOL) growth. Within literally hours if not minutes the fungus started flaking off after adding aquarium...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   03-20-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By beaslbob
IME mollies do better in brackish or even full...

IME mollies do better in brackish or even full marine water.


I second trying the aquarium salt.


my .02
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-20-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By beaslbob
stop feeding and you will should notice nitrItes...

stop feeding and you will should notice nitrItes will drop in a few days. and the cloudiness may less also.


If there is still cloudy water after nitrItes drop then kill the lights until the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-18-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By beaslbob
If the fish are slow to not moving and just...

If the fish are slow to not moving and just laying on the substrate that is a bad sign of high co2/ammonia and so on.


I would add lots of fast growing plant like anacharis to suck out he...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   03-15-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
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   03-15-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By beaslbob
two things. I would add fast growing...

two things.


I would add fast growing plants like anacharis to absorb any ammonia being generated. See the methods in the link in my signature.


And I would not add any food for a week...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-08-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By beaslbob
High pH is an indicator of low CO2. My...

High pH is an indicator of low CO2.


My tanks are planted and have pH in your ranges yet even fish like tetras which supposedly "require" low ph soft water thrive and live for years.


Peat...
Forum: Cichlids   03-08-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By beaslbob
Suspended micro algae or cyano. Try...

Suspended micro algae or cyano.


Try killing your lights to see if it clears up. A hint would also be if it's clearer in the morning than night.


After it clears up then try 1/2 duration...
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