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  1. abarb

    Question Loaches And Cory's

    Now I am pretty sure he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. “Also, there is more bacteria in the substrate than in the filter anyway. The substrate is actually your most important part of the aquarium, the bed for the many species of bacteria.”
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    Bland Aquarium

    You can also try anacharis / elodea. It’s very easy to grow, doesn’t need substrate or fertiliser, grows in low light, and can be propogated easily by just breaking the stem.
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    Question Loaches And Cory's

    If loaches and corydoras can be kept together. This thread was created because someone on another forum said I can’t keep corydoras sterbai and yoyo loaches together in a 60 gallon tank. Is that true?
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    Magicpenny's Porch Pond

    Is pine pollen good for goldfish? I have a lot of it in my pond because I have pine trees in my backyard.
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    Question Loaches And Cory's

    Now this guy says tidal 110 is way too much filtration for a 60 gallon lol
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    Can I Use Rock From Local Stream?

    Actually avoid boiling porous rocks..not large socks. the air can expand and explode. An easier way with less risk is dumping the boiling water onto the rock in a sink or something. Just don’t put cold water on it when it’s hot because it can crack.
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    Question Loaches And Cory's

    “This was advice Ian gave me directly, but he has written it. He runs the website Corydoras World and a FB page of the same name. He has authored books, and articles on many aspects of keeping cories have appeared on his site, in the periodical Amazonas Magazine, and likely elsewhere. Several in...
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    Question Loaches And Cory's

    Ian Fuller apparently wrote books about corydoras and is a corydoras expert. I asked him who the “authorities” are and he didn’t respond.
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    Question Loaches And Cory's

    So he replied and didn't give me a link to the article and said this "This is basic understanding among the authorities. I learned it directly from Ian Fuller, and I will not argue with Ian on cory matters." But he said he kept these loaches: Botia striata, Botia kubotai, Yasuhikotakia morleti...
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    Question Help Deciding Between Frogbit/water Lettuce/duckweed

    You can have dwarf water lettuce. They are pretty small. About 1-2 inches or less. If they are submerged for a long period of time they will die. IMO duckweed is very annoying because it gets stuck to everything, even my hand. I like dwarf water lettuce. I've never kept frogbit. You can also...
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    Bland Aquarium

    Are those silver dollars and rainbowfish (maybe boesemani)?
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    Question Loaches And Cory's

    http://www.fishforums.net/threads/loaches-cories.349900/ Link on other forum. I asked the other guy what types of loaches he has and asked for a link to the article. He hasn’t replied yet.
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    Question Loaches And Cory's

    I found some links on fishlore and all said they were ok. https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/corys-and-yoyo-loaches.166010/ https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/can-dojo-loach-be-housed-with-corys.260803/ On another forum (will post link if I get permission from...
  14. abarb

    60 Gallon Stocking

    I will be trying to get another 3 females and 1 male so I can’t have more males than females. Do you have any opinion on what he said earlier (the last post of page 3)?
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    60 Gallon Stocking

    Mine don’t really fight anymor besides the occasional chasing. I am sure he was talking about bolivians. He just said he had the male first but it was in a 5 foot 115 gallon tank. I still want to do 6. But looking for another person’s opinion too. “I see no purpose in arguing with a nameless...
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    60 Gallon Stocking

    It was on another forum. This guy has 8000 messages, almost 2000 ratings and was a member of that forum for 10 years. He said he had a male kill a female overnight.
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    60 Gallon Stocking

    Now this same guy says bolivian rams will kill each other and it’s very likely if they breed. He also said I can’t buy 6 and wait for 2 pairs to form, I have to buy already formed pairs. @Feohw ?
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    60 Gallon Stocking

    He says some people say corydoras and loaches can be together but someone named Ian Fuller has articles about not keeping corydoras and loaches together. He also said I can have 8 pearl gouramis (6 female and 2 male). Is the tank large enough for 8 of them?
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    60 Gallon Stocking

    I’ve been told by someone that there’s issues with the stocking. -Boesemani rainbowfish are too active to be with pearl gouramis -Loaches are too aggressive at feeding time to be with corydoras -Should have 5 or 6 upside down catfish -Colombian tetra and red eye tetra would be too nippy -Some...
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    Mts, If You Don’t Have It, You Will If You Stay Here

    I used to have only a 15 gallon tank for a few years... now I bought 6 tanks in 5 months. And now I’m rearranging furniture to make more space for fish tanks.




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