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    Will the good bacteria die at high ammonia levels?

    no worries, this is a fish-less tank. I use it for running experiment and this is my latest one.
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    Will the good bacteria die at high ammonia levels?

    so if you have a filter that has been well cycled and has lots of the good kinds of bacteria will subjecting that filter to water that has very high ammonia levels like say 10+ ppm kill the bacteria? Eventually will some other type of bacteria that likes the high ammonia start to grow and lower...
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    way to go petsmart

    Yeah our Petsmart has all of that info in pamphlets that they have available in the store, in addition to baisic info on the individual fish. Our petsmart is fairly good and fish are healthy for the most part, but I have found the long term health of the fish is poor. They are probably subjected...
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    Which is more popular?

    that was kinda mean Josh... -Zeez, where did you find that pic? That can't be a real goldie, can it?!?!! :shock: EDIT: I just did some looking and it is real!!! That thing is huge, 30 lbs!
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    What brand of food do you like best? Goldfish

    I like all of omega one's food cuz they use real fish in it, not fillers. Like Jeta said a variety is always good.
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    Which is more popular?

    opps I didn't read your post Silver and I thought you meant which do I like better lol so I voted for bettas cuz I like them better I think goldies are more commonly kept, especially if you go by number of individual fish not by tanks, cuz people usually will put like 5+ goldies in a 10 gallon...
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    60 Gallon Tank Stocking around angel fish; Help needed!

    Kathy- very nice tank! I didn't see any skulls exactly but in the rock work on the left side it looks like a skull in the rock formation there is also kinda one in the formation on the right, but its less obvious. That's kinda spooky lol :;ghost Nate- You might be able to hold off on taking the...
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    Lighting?

    Well I don't really agree with most of what you said and I could go into it more, but I won't. I do, however, agree with this and I think we are getting farther and farther away from Astard's original question. This is something best left for another thread on another day. See I knew we...
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    Lighting?

    The only thing I can think of is that the manufacturer marked it as 10000k when its not or they add something to it that makes however they measure it read it as 10000k but when we see it, it appears more white. The fact remains though that when looking at true color temp. as established by its...
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    Loach type ideas please! Thanks

    My skunks are in black gravel that I got from petsmart, I have never actually seen them bury themselves but they do wedge themselves at the base of the plants. I suspect they might bury themselves as there are times when I cannot find most of them, depite how hard I look. For all my other...
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    Lighting?

    The color temperature of a light source is the temperature of an ideal black-body radiator that radiates light of comparable hue to that of the light source. (taken from a wikipedia article). Now I do agree with that Graeme, but it is a fact that 10000k = blue light and the scale I posted is...
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    Loach type ideas please! Thanks

    my skunk loaches are in a community tank, but it has more boisterous fish such as congo tetras, zebra danios and dwarf rainbows also the rosy red minnow that's in there thinks he is one of them and will swim with the skunks. As I stated before I do agree that skunks are probably best not...
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    Lighting?

    actually they start turning blue after about 5500k. 10000k would be blue not white. I have both 5000k and 6500k, the 6500k have a slight blue tint but the 5000k are white. also the kelvin temperature has nothing to do with brightness. here is a chart of the colors in the temperature scale:
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    Sucker fish??

    I agree, its a farlowella. The wikipedia article jeta provided is accurate and I cannot think of anything to add to what it says. I think they are cool looking too. Good luck!
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    Lighting?

    for the color you would want bulbs in the 4000-5000 kelvin temperature range, higher than this and they start to get blue and lower they get yellow. 5000k would probably be best I think. Daylight is around 6500K. I can't help on the bulbs themselves, but I use and recommend getting CFL bulbs...
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