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    Question Led Vs T5ho

    I didn't say wether it's fair or not, I am just saying what happened to my three tanks when I used the specified LED lighting on my tank. I'm sorry but I did not mention that they were from Marineland, but my intentions were not to bash any companies. Maybe you too could be more specific...
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    Question Led Vs T5ho

    My plants are not having much sucess with the LED lights. I got some for christmas and my plants are dieing (even my java ferns are all turning black). Although the blue (night lights) look nice at night, the white light is not very bright. It's a very "natural" looking light, and it does...
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    Please rate my new discus. I'm a newb and I think I got dubed

    I agree with Matt, (doesn't everyone...lol), If your not entering it in any contests and he's healthy, he's got nice markings and rich color, he'll be a fantastic addition to your family! Unless of course it's a "she".
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    is this good news or bad???

    Thanks for the heads up toosie, but when I clean my filters, I mix ro water and tank water together, shake my bioballs around to clear any "muck" and then squeeze my 20 and 30 ppi foam a few dozen times in that water, put it all back together and never have to worry about killing off any...
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    TBAS Annual Auction! (Tampa, Fla)

    I went to the auction "CONVINCED" that I was there just to support the club and promised my wife I would not come home with any fish I'm embarrassed to say, I got a pair of Australian Rainbows (Melanotaenia Spendida), 2 yo-yo loaches, and 3 Platinum Blue Angels. I also won a few things from...
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    TBAS Annual Auction! (Tampa, Fla)

    The Auction was incredible! There were almost 200 people and hundreds of bags of fish and hard goods. We saw old friends and made new friends, spent lots of money and also saved lots of money! here are a few pictures: http://tbas1.com/TBASpages/TBAS_Auction_2011/index.html
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    is this good news or bad???

    I'm not even sure if I'm in the right subject forum... I just finished cleaning out my Rena XP3 canister filter. After cleaning each basket and all the media in them, I poured out all the water from the canister down the sink. Since I have a heavily planted tank, lots of "stuff" came out...
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    TBAS Annual Auction! (Tampa, Fla)

    EXCELLENT!!!! That's three members will be there so far!! PS: Dre- there will be NO auctioning off any leftover CALAMAIRI !
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    TBAS Annual Auction! (Tampa, Fla)

    ANNUAL AUCTION Saturday, 1-22-11 (Tampa, FL) Come join us at the TBAS ANNUAL TROPICAL FISH AUCTION Saturday January 22nd, 2011. I would love to meet some Fishlore friends in person! Time to trade fish, add to your collection, replace fish, purchase equipment and food. Yes we will...
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    Question Moss Ball help?

    The simple answer is yes, Moss Balls are mostly from moving waters of Japan. So they naturally "roll" around. This also helps to absorb light around the entire "plant" (although it's really algae). It does need a lot of light, if not they brown up and start to fall apart.
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    Please help me understand something about Discus feeding...

    I agree with Matt, I originally found it in an online catalog under Discus foods so I decided to try it. All seven of my Discus love it! I also feed them a home made beefheart recipe, bloodworms, brine (live and frozen), live black worms, mosquito larvae, and regular flakes. But I'd say 50%...
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    Marineland Double Bright LED fixtures

    Excellent write-up! I got the 18-24" for Christmas, I couldn't wait to put it on my 20 gal but it fell way short of my expectation! I moved it to my 8 gal Betta tank and it looks much better than the old stock lighting. But I can't agree with Pepe more! He covered it quit well. Props...
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    LED lighting option

    hey fishguy, aI just wanted to tell you about the Marine lighting I got for Christmas. I do NOT like it. What a disappointment, it's not bright enough. I have the 18-24 inch. I was going to return it but rater took it off my 20 gal and put it on my 8 gal betta tank. I looks a lot better on...
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    New 70 gallon

    Easier, but not as nice... If you look back at January and October's "Aquarium of the Month" you can see how nice a Planted Discus tank looks. Again from my experience, I had Cardinals originally but they kept dieing one by one so I switched to rummynose (about 25 of them), they also school...
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    New 70 gallon

    Personally, I would start by cycling the tank, once it's cycled start stocking with some kind of "dither fish" or other tank mates. I wouldn't put Discus in much before 4-5 months. Make sure the tank is "WELL" established. If not you may have problems and loose a couple before your eco system...




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