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    Normal African Dwarf Frog Activity

    Good to now - thank you!!
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    Normal African Dwarf Frog Activity

    Thank you - mine get more active when the lights go on actually, but they aren't exactly sedentary when they are off.
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    Normal African Dwarf Frog Activity

    Hi all – I have added 4 ADF to my 10 gallon tank. The only other fish are one male betta and one bumblebee goby. All frogs seem to be doing great and eating very well with a mix of blood worms, tubifex worms, and brine shrimp. I had always thought they were pretty inactive little creatures, but...
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    Diatoms - Phosguard with Sponge Filter?

    That is interesting about the tap water. I recently moved - about 3 motnhs ago - and still have the diatom problem. Plus I have another 10 gallon tank that is all dwarf shrimp and there are no diatoms even though I'm using the same tap water. I'll give the snails a try and see how they work out...
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    Diatoms - Phosguard with Sponge Filter?

    Well thanks everyone for the tips - is phosguard safe for the fishes? I imaginw it is, but if I need to buy more equipment and keep using it, I may try some nerite snails first.
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    Diatoms - Phosguard with Sponge Filter?

    The sand from Petco was added to the live bio sand I bought when I set up the tank over a year after the initial setup. I added some around the plant roots. Assuming that had silica in it would changing the sand fix the issue? The brown is everywhere now and it’s been a two year battle. Takes me...
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    Diatoms - Phosguard with Sponge Filter?

    Can I use a media bag directly in the water? I only have sponge filters. Or are there any other suggestions on getting rid of diatoms?
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    Diatoms - Phosguard with Sponge Filter?

    Hi - unfortunately, I don't have an HOB filter. I recently changed from an internal Aqueon carbon filter to the sponges.
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    Diatoms - Phosguard with Sponge Filter?

    Hello – I know this topic has been discussed ad nauseam, however I have a few questions that I can’t seem to find the answer. My 10 gallon tank has been plagued with diatoms for 2 years. The tank is 4 years old so it's not new tank syndrome. I never had an issue until after about a year and a...
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    Switching to a Sponge Filter - Tips Please

    Hi - so sorry for the late reply! I had to go off to work. The old tank has more fish but is not overstocked. Thanks for all the advive everyone! I had no idea about rinisng in tap water so that was a huge tip. I am learning so much even after 4 years in the hobby! I moved the sponge to the tank...
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    Switching to a Sponge Filter - Tips Please

    Only 2 days - do I run the old cartridge filter with it as well for a few weeks? thanks for the tips! It has only been 2 days without the fish and the old water is still in the tank. I'll move the sponge right away and run it with the old internal filter for 2 weeks to be on the safe side...
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    Switching to a Sponge Filter - Tips Please

    Hello all! I was looking for some advice on changing to a sponge filter. I currently have a 10 gallon tank with an Aqueon Quiet Flow 10 filter. I’ve had the tank for almost 4 years with no issues. The water is crystal clear. But because I have sand substrate sometimes when changing out the...
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    Upgrading Shrimp Tank - "how to" tips & tricks needed

    Thanks for sending that link!
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    Upgrading Shrimp Tank - "how to" tips & tricks needed

    This sounds promising - better to grab one or two and not 20 so I'll give this a go. Much appreciated. I've been battling this poop war for a long time.
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    Upgrading Shrimp Tank - "how to" tips & tricks needed

    Doesn't the poop just stick to the outside of the material while the water siphons through? That always seeme to happen to me then I just end up spreading the poop around. I can definitely give it a try. thanks!
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