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    No Heater Nursery Tank, okay?

    i bought a 50w heater. i set it to 26* C. A day later, in the morning, i found 10 dead baby guppies. just a coincidence? These one to two-week old guppy babies was doing fine under room temperature (between 20* to 23* C). p.s. nitrite and nirate are both normal. i ran out of ammonia test...
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    No Heater Nursery Tank, okay?

    The stores in the big city probably has some. but i live outside the city, and we dont have cars, we have to take the bus into the city. i dont like going unless i have to.
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    No Heater Nursery Tank, okay?

    is it okay to use 100 watt heater into a 3 gallon tank? the stores only have 100 watt and higher. and i am not sure if the sucktion cups would stick well to the walls of the plastic tank (just a cheap plastic office storage bin).
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    No Heater Nursery Tank, okay?

    hi i read somewhere that people dont use heater in nursery tank setup. Cold water keeps disease at bay. i also read guppies can survive down to 15 deg Celsius. i have a 3gallon nursery tank with a bunch of guppy babies--about 1 week-old. i dont have a heater in it. We live in a temporate...
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    Isolation for bullied tetras

    hi, i have 10 blue neon tetras and 3 black neon tetras. All about 8 months old. All healthy in my eyes. But 1 blue neon and 1 black neon have always been social outcasts. These two get chased by the others...and spend most time in the corner. The black neon has a S-curved back and a big hump...
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    10 Gallon Tank How much to shake test tube

    Hi, My Chinese test kit (ph, Amonia, Nitrite, Nitrate) doesnot say how long to shake the test tube. So, i been shaking each test tube hard for about 30 seconds for each test. But i just saw Dr Tims video, and i saw he shake each test tube for only about 2 seconds and gently. how long and hard...
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    10 Gallon Tank Heavy mineral concentration, solution?

    Hi i read that having an uncovered fish tank will lead to evaporation and buildup of minerals and metals that can harm your fish (aka old tank syndrome). But i have not read any solution. So if you do encounter OTS and covering the tank is not an option, how do you improve the water...
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    Lighted Hood Falls into tank?

    i was just thinking same thing. i asked the lady at the fish shop about light falling into water. And she was surprised, like that it never occur to her that can happen. We have UK electric standard here. And i not seen any gfci here,in this part of the world.
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    Air pump modify, safe?

    My pump is mini size. So, there's no space to move the coil. I should have bought a normal-size pump instead.
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    Air pump modify, safe?

    Hi I just opened my small airpump to check the diaphram, because this pump seems to have gotten a bit noisier. The diaphram looks perfect. Then, I decided to move the Magnet slightly more away from the Coil (see pic below). With a plier, I bent the metal arm on the diagphram. You can see that...
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    10 Gallon Tank Physic question...surface area of fine vs coarse sponge

    Clogging is no problem, since i have polyfill floss upstream of the sponge. The polyfill will catch all the debris. Lets assume the sponge never clog.
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    10 Gallon Tank Physic question...surface area of fine vs coarse sponge

    Hi i want to add a small piece of sponge into my box filter, to grow more BB in the filter. The question...which has more surface area for the BB to live? Coarse or Fine? p.s. ok...maybe this is not physics question per se, but one of geometry.
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    10 Gallon Tank Newbie, red plant leaf black spots

    no, that is a Gold Balloon Ram.
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    10 Gallon Tank Newbie, red plant leaf black spots

    Hi, Below is my red plants. i dont know the name. it was very red when i got it from the store. now it is barely red. it looks green on one side. The problem is that the older leafs has black spot and are dying. The plant is continuing to grow new leafs, but older leafs are struggling...
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    10 Gallon Tank Very low flow sponge filter

    My frys are always hiding in the corner with the java moss, when the pump is active. But my tank is only 2 gallon. So...
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