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    PH and aeration

    Thanks. It’s pretty stable even now when I’m messing with it. I got it down to 7.5 over a few days through water changes and adding almond leaves (and maybe putting the aerator on timer helped) and it doesn’t seem to be moving back up. I‘m just reluctant to put a beta in there since the last...
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    PH and aeration

    I am having issues with high pH. Current setup is over two years old. I do 10% changes weekly. I use water straight out of the tap, which is pH 7. My tank seems to sit at pH 8. I had a betta that died suddenly and couldn‘t figure out why; it was a few weeks after I added an aerator so that was...
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    Breeding goldfish?

    Patience I reckon. Breeding season in NSW would presumably run until end of February, at least. Just make sure there’s enough plants or algae for them to spawn onto. Otherwise drop an artificial spawning mop or whatever these pros use.
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    Goldfish fry in pond

    Great! Good to hear. Thanks for this. I’m in Sydney, Australia. Going into summer. I remember last year, when I had the goldfish in a tank inside, I struggled to keep the temperature under 25°C (77 Fahrenheit) and keep it stable. I used a CPU fan over the tank most of the time but had to keep...
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    Goldfish fry in pond

    HI everyone. Could use some advice. I've just noticed some unauthorised baby fish in my minI goldfish pond. They are about 5 to 10mm long, free swimming. Dozens of them. There are four adults in the pond - three ryukins and one ranchu. I know who the culprits are. The "pond" is 200 litres...
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    Does Introducing Green Algae Help Avoid Brown Algae Bloom In New Tank?

    Oh cool thanks I’ll check them out. The scraper sounds useful. Apparently they’re two different things. But most normal, non-science people (like me) tend to use the terms interchangeably, which is why it’s really difficult when you’re trying to read up on how to get rid of it. I’m pretty...
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    Does Introducing Green Algae Help Avoid Brown Algae Bloom In New Tank?

    Celestialpearl Thanks heaps. Helps to compare experiences and I feel your pain. I guess my substrate will be the biggest variable as well. This time (and it’s too late to change it now), I have used a thin base layer of worm castings, topped with Amazon Light, coral sand, then gravel. I was...
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    Does Introducing Green Algae Help Avoid Brown Algae Bloom In New Tank?

    I’ve just set up a new tank and looking for ways to avoid any brown algae/diatom bloom. I’ve set up plenty of tanks where it’s never appeared to any noticeable extent. But I recently got over a bad experience where it covered everything in the tank and kept clogging my filters for about six...
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    Can I Have Many Trumpeter Snails?

    Nice. Thanks Glenn. Was just looking at some on gumtree for $20, but that’s way better.
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    Can I Have Many Trumpeter Snails?

    Thanks guys. I think I’m just gonna set up green-bean traps every now and the and then remove bunches of them that way. Took out about 30 or so today. Good idea about looking for breeders. About a year ago I would’ve totally paid 40 bucks for a cool snail. These days though I’m not as into it I...
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    Can I Have Many Trumpeter Snails?

    Thanks Brenden. Yeah so the bio-load is the main reason I’m asking. The tank is fully stocked, fish-wise: 1 betta, 8 neon tetras. It’s been running for about a year now. The plants... I spent so much money on all of this stuff a few years ago and I still hold out hope that I’ll have the time...
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    Can I Have Many Trumpeter Snails?

    Hi. New forum member here looking for some advice about my 10 gal tank and population of trumpeter snails. OK so I accidentally posted that without finishing it obviously. The question is - This 10 gallon tank is very densely planted after a reduction in the number of tanks I keep. It’s so...
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