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    Goldfish Issues

    Sometimes removing plants and playing around with photoperiod can prevent them from getting in breeding mode. Putting in a plastic grid divider could help in meantime
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    Question What Type Of Algae

    Many cyano species have photo inhibition. They like short periods of intense light and can be heterotrophic in low light but are sensitive to long periods of high light. Actually kills them . Opposite of what most people do. Here is a reference...
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    Question What Type Of Algae

    I always get rid of it by increasing flow or aeration - they like low oxygen. Like between substrate and glass. Other things I found that helps but not as much as flow- Adding ferts - lets plants and bacteria complete with them better- also they can fix N into ammonia - They do well in low...
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    Meet The New Yellow Comet ☄️

    I replaced a few plants and they both started getting some deeper orange. Waiken lost his 3yr old buddy recently after a parasite/pathogen infection from feeding fresh gnats and fruit flies from my compost (stupid) RIP sashimi
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    Oak Leaves In Aquarium

    Only use naturally fallen leaves. The tree absorbs a bunch of nutrients before they drop them. If you live in an area with magnolia leaves those work really well too and shrimp love them even more.
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    Show Off Your Diy Filters

    That is an upside down plastic bottle with holes in end?
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    Denitrifying Bacteria, Current Best Practice?

    Old experimental studies suggest activated carbon works. Water changes are certainly still necessary but my Goldie’s have lived for decades with this method
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    Any Idea What Plant This Is?

    Thanks.. maybe some sort of hygrophila? Perhaps lacustrus but hard to tell..
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    High Nitrates

    It has waxy leaves so is does not need to be sprayed at all. If you wanted to grow up though you need something for it to grab onto. Coco fiber mat attached to a corkboard or something might work
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    Any Idea What Plant This Is?

    Here it is in fish tank- lots of new growth-
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    Denitrifying Bacteria, Current Best Practice?

    But the tank is so much more stable. Fish live longer in my experience. That’s how natural waters are. And small infrequent water changes are fine. Especially if your tap is horrible like mine. The tank looks bad before bad parts of tds get dangerous prompting most to change water based on...
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    Denitrifying Bacteria, Current Best Practice?

    Can’t figure out how to repost a thread.. so I’ve copied it.. from me.. I have 8 tanks with stable N parameters of 0,0,0. It didn’t take months.. just 2-3 weeks after cycling. Denitrification is like a taboo subject on here. Or a magical thing only to be attained by a few experts.. or...
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    High Nitrates

    You can submerge the leaves but it won’t really grow much. If 2-3 stem nodes are in the water (leaves out) it will spout roots. Put a little grow light on it and it will grow like mad sucking out nitrogen. bottom pic shows a node
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    Any Idea What Plant This Is?

    Found in a clear shallow river inTX. Been doing well in my aquarium for last month.
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    High Nitrates

    Pothos stems in the water and hornwort are really good at absorbing Nitrogen




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