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    New Tank New Fish

    Yes it could be that there is bacteria there, but the ammonia source is more than the bacteria can handle. I honestly would just use prime once a day reduce ammonia shock and leave it at that. Reduce feedings to once every other day for a little while. Maybe a week or two. Should help. then only...
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    Mostly Alkalinity Being Consumed.

    Hi all, I have a 35 cube + 20 high as a sump (filled halfway). Started it back in December and it's now got one one firefish, a CUC and 4 corals: - GSP (roughly 1.5"x1.5") - sympodium (one frag plug) - 1 orange hair mushroom (1" across) - purple Monti 2 pieces, about 2" long, 1" outwards)...
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    Imagitarium Frameless Freshwater Aquarium, 6.8 Gal

    Test the high range pH that comes with api test kit and post a picture of it
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    Weird Bump On Tetra?

    Could be that she's carrying eggs in her stomach
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    Stocking Ideas For 20 Gallon? Which Colorful Fish?

    You could get some Panda cories, or maybe some kuhli loaches as bottom dwellers. Get 6 of them (just one though. Can't have both). You could probably also add a killifish to the tank. Nice and colourful
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    So you probably won't need to use the UV anymore, since they're indoors. Unless they are by a window/source of sunliight. But you can still use it nonetheless to keep the water nice and clear. It just won't have as big an effect as it did outside in the pond. What kind of goldfish are these...
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    Is It Okay To Put 12 Koi In An 8 Cubic Meter Pond?

    Unfortunately it’s not 1 per 1000 litres, it’s 1 per 1000 gallons (roughly 4000 litres). So you should only be putting 2. But you can probably put something like 3-4 and it should be okay
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    Starting Up Another Tank

    It could, but what would be even better is to cut a piece of the 30’s filter and put it in the new tank’s filter
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    Fishless Cycling 90g

    If you’re gonna dose ammonia everyday, do a water change everyday too. You don’t want your nitrites at like 5-10 ppm or else you risk killing bacteria from the toxicity of the water. Bacteria can last a week without food and so you can dose ammonia once a week (twice if you’re worried that they...
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    29 Gallon Stocking

    Danios are super active. Having 10 will definitely keep some constant movement somewhere in the tank. And Panda Corys are adorable. You will love them As others have said, don't chase pH. Let it be what it is because a constant pH that is a little off is better than a pH you keep have to keep...
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    Panda Corys With Carabsea Gemstone Creek Substrate?

    I've kept them in 5mm gravel before and they looked irritated. Switched over to sand and it was much better. Not sure how it'll work on your substrate but a finer sand would always be better imo
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    Is My Fish Okay?

    Was the tank cycled before she was added? I kept danios and the females get gigantic bellies when they're full of eggs. The size of the one in the picture is not bad. I've seen even bigger with the 6 danios I had.
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    For 25-30% Water Changes, Do I Need To Heat Up New Water Before Adding It To The Tank?

    1-2 degrees F isn't too bad. But yes, if you can, match the temp to the touch (it'll be close enough), then add conditioner, swirl it and put into the tank. No need to leave it overnight
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    Apex Flow Monitoring Module To Prevent Overflowing Tank.

    Oh okay, thanks! When I initially said float switch I meant the switch that would cut power to the return pump if the water went above the line. Kind of like how my ATO pump turns on and off to replace evaporated water. My apologies for any confusion I may have caused!
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    Apex Flow Monitoring Module To Prevent Overflowing Tank.

    Can you elaborate on the back pressure that would be caused on the pump? Also, wouldn’t doing the DIY float switch cause the same thing? Thanks for the help! Much appreciated

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