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    Help Adf's Ammonia & Prime!

    Agree on all 3 points. @FishMommer are you getting different ammonia levels in your “cycled” and “uncycled” tanks? Or are you getting 0.25 on the new tank and assuming on the cycled tank?
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    Lost One Apisto And Now Another Doesn't Look So Great...

    Can you give more info about the tank and etc? I could ask a million questions, or you could fill out the sick fish template. https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/fish-emergency-template.376562/
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    Can You Tell Us Ribbits Gender

    Female, IMO.
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    So Proud Of This Java Fern On Driftwood

    You can save yourself a ton of $ by just getting hardware store or big box super glue. Be sure to get the gel, made with cyanoacrylate. It’s the same thing as your seachem glue, at a fraction the cost. However I avoid using it where the glue will be easily seen, for the exact reason you’ve...
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    Question Is My African Dwarf Frog Male Or Female?

    I'm uncertain as to sex, but that froggie needs a sammich in a serious way. It's not showing any outwards sign of disease, but it's seriously skinny. Feed lots of protein and fat. Frozen bloodworms (easy), raw shrimp chopped super fine, mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, beef heart (or so i hear), are...
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    So Proud Of This Java Fern On Driftwood

    Sorry I should have been more clear on the tweezers. The ones I use are surgical grade, left over from my long-ago university years when I had to buy a dissection kit. The tips are like needles, but the overall size isn't much bigger than normal bathroom tweezers. They're great for getting under...
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    So Proud Of This Java Fern On Driftwood

    Sometimes it does seem like it takes the hands of a surgeon, doesn't it? I used crazy glue until recently, because I was never satisfied with the result of the fishing line work. But this last time I worked it out, though trial and error and persistence. Which you seem to have done the first...
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    Wild-life photos

    Wait till you see the momma feeding the babies. You'll think her bill is going to go right through them! Weird, yet fascinating. :inpain: :stop:
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    Wild-life photos

    The one with the fuzz looks like a fungus growing on another fungus. Which happens, in case you think I’m joking. Cool.
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    Question What Is This?

    I found some of these guys in a pool today. I'm going to head out at night (I gather they are very phototactic) and collect a bunch and try to see if I can rear/raise them in a cold outdoor mini-pond (that's a fancy way of saying a black storage tote, set up to replicate the pool they came...
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    How Long Did It Take You To Achieve Balance?

    That sounds like balance to me. No “otherwise” necessary.
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    How Long Did It Take You To Achieve Balance?

    One and a half years into the hobby, I am still working on it. The thing is, so many of the things we do in a regular basis perturb any possible balance our system might try to reach. Plants grow, and get trimmed. Fish get added. Substrates get depleted. I’m not saying things change quickly but...
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    Sudden Adf Eggs

    Ah I see. That could almost make your work easier; just move the “host” plants, or even just parts of them (eg snip leaves or roots that have eggs attached), to the hatching container. Then after they hatch, remove any excess plant bits, leaving enough to harbour the infusoria. Follow up...
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    Sudden Adf Eggs

    I’m curious about your difficulty collecting the eggs. Are they not being laid at the surface, and floating? Mine might not float after transferring out of the original tank, but always remained at the top when laid.
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    Sudden Adf Eggs

    Check out https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/adf-tadpole-development.96366/ You might also be interested in my adventures, although it’s more for later stages. And there’s a link to a thread by @Lucy who helped me immensely...
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    Sudden Adf Eggs

    I did mine in a water bath setup at about 78f. I suspect they’ll hatch/survive in cooler, but everything will be slower.
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    Sudden Adf Eggs

    In the early stages, smaller jars, containers, bowls and so forth are way more appropriate for raising baby African dwarf frogs. In fact, just to get the ball rolling, you can remove the eggs to a shallow sour cream style plastic container and float that in the main tank. Or you can put it in a...
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    Will Any Fish Reach Sellable Size In 1 Pond Season?

    Agree. I don't know how to describe my stake in this. I'm definitely not in it for the money. Not trying to start up a side hustle or anything. But I'd like to feel like there is some kickback for my invested time and mental energy. In a perfect world I'd put a pair of brick swords in a...
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    Will Any Fish Reach Sellable Size In 1 Pond Season?

    What about swordtails? Guppies? Endlers? Just because these are so readily available.
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    Will Any Fish Reach Sellable Size In 1 Pond Season?

    Thanks @nikm128 @jjohnwm If I get this off the ground it will be very low budget (wife has horses, so hoping for a used stock trough), and the main goal will be to see if/how it works for me before maybe jumping in with more... commitment next year. Many of the best fish candidates for this...




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