rainbowsprinkles
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    Occupation:
    scientist
    List any water conditioners and test kits used::
    API
    Experience:
    More than 10 years
    Do you know about the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?:
    Yes
    Aquarium Size:
    25
    Aquarium Type:
    Freshwater Planted Tank
    Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    8 skirt tetras, 4 Amano shrimp,1 angelfish, dwarf lily, hornwort, wisteria
    Aquarium Start Date:
    9-5-18
    Ammonia:
    O
    Nitrite:
    O
    Nitrate:
    0
    Temperature:
    74
    pH:
    8
    Lighting:
    led
    Skimmer:
    No
    Aquarium Filter Type:
    diy internal and hob
    Live Rock Amount:
    lava rock 1 lb
    Aquarium #2 Size:
    10
    Tank #2 Type:
    Freshwater Planted Tank
    Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    1 small wakin and 1 small comet, 3 wcmm, 3 ghost shrimp, wisteria, pothos, hornwort, java moss
    Tank #2 Start Date:
    8-01-17
    Tank #2 Ammonia:
    0
    Tank #2 Nitrite:
    O
    Tank #2 Nitrate:
    0
    Tank #2 Temperature:
    Ambient
    Tank #2 pH:
    8
    Tank #2 Lighting:
    Led strip
    Tank #2 Filter Type:
    sponge filter, corner filter, lava rock, gravel with plenum
    Tank #2 Live Rock Amount:
    lava - 1/5 pound
    Aquarium #3 Size:
    2.5
    Tank #3 Type:
    Freshwater Planted Tank
    Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    Female betta, pothos
    Tank #3 Start Date:
    8-1-18
    Tank #3 Ammonia:
    0
    Tank #3 Nitrite:
    0
    Tank #3 Nitrate:
    0
    Tank #3 Temperature:
    75
    Tank #3 pH:
    7
    Tank #3 Lighting:
    led and window
    Tank #3 Filter Type:
    sponge, 2.5 inch gravel and lava rocks and pothos for N cycle
    I believe that most people keep their tanks too sterile and instead, we should be cultivating a biodiverse tank microbiome to deal with nitrogen overload and to outcompete pathogenic microbes. Detritus is natural to almost all systems where our fish come from and I think it is necessary for tank stability, provides natural CO2 for plants (bacterial respiration) and leads to better health and longevity of fish. I like cheap old school setups with air driven filters and ecologically balanced tanks with denitrifying bacteria to reduce stressful water changes and increase survival. My last goldfish lived >20 yrs, another 15. Goldfish can be kept small and uncramped in just 10-20g if tanks are maintained to support natural growth inhibiting hormones. If done properly. this can make them live very long lives. Currently starting again with goldfish - one 1.5 yrs and another 5 mo.




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