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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   10-26-2017, 06:16 AM
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Yeah, it doesn't matter in which order you add...

Yeah, it doesn't matter in which order you add these guys, livebearer's don't really care as much. Some fish do but not these guys usually. Occasionally you'll get a bully


Sounds like they're...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   10-25-2017, 01:15 PM
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Posted By lilnaugrim
That's pretty normal for stocking. What happens...

That's pretty normal for stocking. What happens is that they take into account the adult size of the fish (there is an option to plug in juvenile sizes too) and the bioload. Basically, some fish poop...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   10-25-2017, 10:43 AM
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Posted By lilnaugrim
Hi there and welcome to TFK! So a few...

Hi there and welcome to TFK!


So a few questions for you. Do you have a filter in the tank? Or is it only the bubbler (not a filter, just an aerator).
How many fish would you like in total in...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   12-17-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By lilnaugrim
Yes! Just a slice, you don't need a whole heck of...

Yes! Just a slice, you don't need a whole heck of a lot. And I mean because the cucumber will sink if you blanch it (partially cook it but let it cool before serving) or you can weight it down with a...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   12-03-2015, 07:19 AM
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Posted By lilnaugrim
Even if the sponge doesn't say it has chemicals...

Even if the sponge doesn't say it has chemicals in it, they all do, it's to help with keeping away mildew and mold growth on them.

For lighting, if you want to go 8 hours that's fine, you just may...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   11-18-2015, 08:40 AM
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Posted By lilnaugrim
Yes, run your air pump for sure, that will help. ...

Yes, run your air pump for sure, that will help.

And yeah, definitely a Hygrophila species. From your first pictures of it, it did look more like a Crypt since I didn't see the stem very well, but...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   11-13-2015, 09:30 AM
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Posted By lilnaugrim
Oh, no, you don't have to worry. That's only if...

Oh, no, you don't have to worry. That's only if your substrate exceeds 3 inches in that spot and is tightly compact like sand is. Gravel usually doesn't have that issue unless you literally have 3-4...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   11-12-2015, 12:23 PM
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Posted By lilnaugrim
You can cut anywhere but preferably cut near the...

You can cut anywhere but preferably cut near the base because the stem will rot if you just cut the leaf off. Some plants will self-repair but most won't, so if they have brown spots then it's best...
Forum: Cyprinids and Atherinids   11-04-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By lilnaugrim
True Pearls, yeah, when they're all balloon-y,...

True Pearls, yeah, when they're all balloon-y, yeah that's when they have troubles. But your new one has the posibility of carrying the geno but he's definitely not even a partial pearl.

Here is a...
Forum: Cyprinids and Atherinids   11-02-2015, 06:27 PM
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Posted By lilnaugrim
They can mix and be partial pearls. You'd have to...

They can mix and be partial pearls. You'd have to get a closer picture. He's actually very long bodied to be a pearl (my bestie raises pearls). He should be half the length and like a golf all or...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   10-28-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By lilnaugrim
Yeah, keep dosing once a week. The plants are...

Yeah, keep dosing once a week. The plants are constantly feeding on the nutrients so if you take that away, they'll start to die again.

It may take a few weeks to a month before you start to see...
Forum: Catfish   10-19-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,461
Posted By lilnaugrim
It actually doesn't matter if the nitrite spiked...

It actually doesn't matter if the nitrite spiked or not. If your ammonia and nitrite are zero with some nitrates (there are some exceptions), then your tank is absolutely cycled and there are no...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-26-2015, 11:47 AM
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Views: 13,688
Posted By lilnaugrim
Ah, actually, cutting or trimming the roots a bit...

Ah, actually, cutting or trimming the roots a bit is healthy when you put the plant in a new tank! It will actually stimulate growth of the roots which is what you want :-) And yes, separate and trim...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-19-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 13,688
Posted By lilnaugrim
:-( That's a shame. If they're from PetCo or...

:-( That's a shame. If they're from PetCo or PetSmart then likely they are not properly sexed. All the same, they are still extremely aggressive, I have a male at the moment myself and have seen...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-17-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 221
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Posted By lilnaugrim
Do you have all male swordtail and molly? Or...

Do you have all male swordtail and molly? Or mixed? You do know they can inbreed with each other right? All livebearer's can but they usually have dead fry or sterile fry as a result.

According to...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   08-11-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By lilnaugrim
Excel actually isn't a replacement for CO2. It's...

Excel actually isn't a replacement for CO2. It's an algae-cide, all it does is get rid of and keep algae away so the plants have a better chance at getting the natural CO2 in the water, it's not...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   08-11-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By lilnaugrim
You don't have to do it right away because there...

You don't have to do it right away because there will be enough in the water column. After about a month, then you can start adding some Flourish Comp. It will be a little awkward at first, you'll...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   08-11-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By lilnaugrim
1) Vacuum around the plants, you can get close to...

1) Vacuum around the plants, you can get close to the plant usually just don't dig so deep there. Eventually the plant will root and you can vacuum all around it; the siphon will hit root and you...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-06-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 13,688
Posted By lilnaugrim
Okay, I'm going to go with a really weird...

Okay, I'm going to go with a really weird hypothetical analogy right now, bear with me lol.

Picture this: there are four dogs and four bowls of food, just enough for each of them. Dogs represent...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 13,688
Posted By lilnaugrim
Alright, I suggest you use some salt for...

Alright, I suggest you use some salt for preventative measures in your tank to help the mollies; they'll appreciate the use of salt. It's not the same thing as making a tank brackish for them, but it...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   07-19-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By lilnaugrim
Ah okay. Well Dwarf Gourami's are good for that...

Ah okay. Well Dwarf Gourami's are good for that size but they are extremely territorial to other Gouramis. Pearl's are very sweet and peaceful gouramis, he will get beaten on by the Dwarf. Also,...
Forum: DIY Aquarium   07-03-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By lilnaugrim
Stunning tanks!! Wow, them corner tanks are...

Stunning tanks!!

Wow, them corner tanks are very interesting! Never seen anything quite like it! At least, not that good of quality at least haha. Makes sense though; could put them on the kitchen...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-24-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By lilnaugrim
Looks like Glossostigma Elatinoides, to me.

Looks like Glossostigma Elatinoides, to me.
Forum: Aquarium Photography   06-17-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By lilnaugrim
You always have the most beautiful tanks! I'm...

You always have the most beautiful tanks! I'm jealous of your massive amounts of plants! haha
Forum: Vivariums and Reptiles   05-25-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,921
Posted By lilnaugrim
Either a Leopard Gecko or a Bearded Dragon. A...

Either a Leopard Gecko or a Bearded Dragon. A beardie would likely be better as their tails won't fall off if mishandled, but they're generally fairly easy going. Any lizard can escape, so be aware...
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