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    Lights!

    Lights are a personal preference, but with that being said I believe most on here will suggest "blub" vs. LED for plants. I have had both and I can tell you hands down even though you have to replace the bulbs every 8 months or so depends on your light cycle. You can do the same thing that you...
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    questions GBR's??

    Do you feed the small to all your fish or flakes to the rest?
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    questions GBR's??

    I usually do 10 gals on my 54gal tank that they are in unless I do a heavy cleaning then it's usually 25ish gallons. 10 gal change enough you think?
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    questions GBR's??

    Ok I guess I'll give them a couple of days to settle in... anything I should keep an eye out for? And what do you feed yours?
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    questions GBR's??

    Yeah I just Google fish by fish and I'm upping the temp to 80°-82° the only issue might be with the danios. But with that being said I hate to loose any fish but if it had to someone I would pick the danios. .. according to the info lower temps with GBR's it that it lowers their immune system.
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    Shaking my head at a LFS!!!

    So stopped by the LFS down the street. Now I only buy filter replacements and other odds and ends. It is a real shame because they are the only "lfs" in the area. Well I stopped in to pick up a few filters today. Now I have thrown the employees for loops before with pretty generic questions that...
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    questions GBR's??

    Just read a couple of articles on german blues. People are recommending 82°-84° water temps. I'm currently at about 79°. I have mollies, zebra danish and harlequin Rasbora. Will the GBR,s be OK at 79° or if I raise the temp to 82° will my other fish be ok? Please help friends!!!
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    Testing ammonia with API freshwater master test kit

    I don't know how I did it but I got my 54gal corner cycled in about 3-4 weeks. Just lucked out I guess...
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    Testing ammonia with API freshwater master test kit

    Everything that I have read and I think most on here will agree never add salt unless it's a brackish setup. How long have you has the tank setup? Nitrates are very high I would personally do a massive water change. I always do my WC on Sunday mornings my nitrates were up around 40 ppm before...
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    Help New 55 Gallon Arcrylic Aquarium But what Fliter Size?

    I have that same filter on my 54gal corner tank works great it's only been about 4 months. I am however looking into a canister filter or a refugium style of filtration. Unfortunately I don't have a drilled tank so no matter what I'm going to have a little clutter on the back but with a refugium...
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    live plants

    I only purchase plant that are grown underwater. immersed plants tend not to have as many problems when introducing them. You will still likely have a little issues due to it is a shocking process of travel and planting...
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    New additions!!! :)

    Got a pair of German Blue Rams this morning... just need a pair of electric blues and I'll really be happy!
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    live plants

    I prefer T5HO if you have dual or quad you can experiment with different spectrums and see what works best. I have 28w dual T5HO (2) 10,000k but with having dual I'm looking into switching one bulb to 6,700k (daylight) and see the difference. Down side is that you need to get new bulbs roughly...
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    updated pic... what are the thoughts?

    very rough but where the yellow is where i was think sand and the dashes on the moss means under the wood, lol
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    updated pic... what are the thoughts?

    It is actually three pieces, no it but it did leech like heck for about a month had to do massive water changes. didnt have anything big enough to soak it in so had no choice but to throw it in the tank... The two tone was a mistake I was not going to do live plants so just put natrual gravel...




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