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    Feeding Guppy Fry?

    I fed my guppy fry hiraki first bites and another great food for then is boiling an egg take a small piece of the yolk put in a small container and mix with a little tank water...whe I feed them I use a skewer and dunk it in the tank to get the tip wet then into the hiraki or yolk mix and RE...
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    Questions About Albino Bushy Nose Pleco

    Bn's are awesome I agree...who said rubberlip hide and are shy ;-)
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    How To Keep Cats Off Fish Tanks

    That's hilarious...looks like he's trying to op n the lid for u :-)
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    Let's See Those Close Ups!

    Couple better closeups from my phone
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    Let's See Those Close Ups!

    sadly the cory pic was a kind of old one and they were sick when i got them ( petsmart ) and didnt really know what to do and lost 2 and returned the other 3 but now have 6 very happy and plump pepper corys that all band together most of the time....Yes you should get a Nerite or 2 they are...
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    Let's See Those Close Ups!

    not super close ups , i have better one on my phone i'll post later...Cool idea and nice pics and inhabitants BTW!!
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    A Weird Fish In Feeder Tank At Petsmart

    Is there (scientific) proof that water fowl can transport fish... By what methods do isolated ponds get fish in them? • r/askscience
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    A Weird Fish In Feeder Tank At Petsmart

    I've also heard of birds eating a pregnant female fish and flying over and dropping their waste in the pond and possibly eggs being in their waste...doesnen't seem too far fetched
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    Negative Nitrates But Water Dirty.

    in a tank that small a turkey baster may help with waste removal but always remember to add a water conditioner to the water u add back in preferrably Prime
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    Ph Of 6.0 Is That Really Bad?

    They may not be 100% accurate. If you plan on making fish keeping a long term hobby i would suggest an API master freshwater test kit.
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    Ph Of 6.0 Is That Really Bad?

    once u know for sure what the level is look for natural ways to stabilize it before u start adding chemicals that may not even be needed
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    Betta Ate Some Substrate

    actually quite the opposite...ammonia and nitirites will kill fish...get an API freshwater master test kit and check your water regularly and do water changes as needed to lower dangerous ammonia and nitrite levels
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    Discolored Oto

    oh sorry i thought u said u moved them recently...my bad on the misread...all i can suggest is keep an eye on them...i' m new to otto cats also...knock on wood havent lost one yet but they can be very fragile...just cuz their wild caught and all the stuff i read about em...
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    Betta Ate Some Substrate

    read up on the nitrogen cycle..u need some waste to turn ammonia into nitrites then into nitrates....Check it out...its a very interesting and if your going to be in the fisk keeping hobby its a must to know
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    Discolored Oto

    stressed from moving to a new tank possibly...don't get another 8 of them they are nonstop workers...i would only add them 2 at a time at most...but dont add anymore till u watch how the suspected ill one is acting...he may not even be ill maybe its a different gender and its just their...
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    Betta Ate Some Substrate

    Yes...also hopefully your tankis cycled and you know about the nitrogen cycle or you may have a bit more of an issue than your betta eating substrate...
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    What A Disaster - Live Plants Looking Bad

    I think i will pull the entire plant out and check it out and replant what i can save...Thanks!!
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    Betta Ate Some Substrate

    Yes always rinse anything u put in your tank..especially substrate...it says prerinsed but treat it like it isn't....
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    Concern Over Water Quality From Lfs

    Acclimate them and get them into your fish healthy water and out of that sewer water from the LFS
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    Welcome Home Koi Betta

    very pretty girl best of luck!
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    My Friend Has An Oscar, I'm Almost Crying

    go get the biggest tote Walmart or your local department store sells and add an airstone, a heater and a filter....then do your best to find him a 100gallon plus home. Goood luck!
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    Guppy Breeding Problem

    switch them to opposite tanks to see if its something in the water that makes them more "active"
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    What A Disaster - Live Plants Looking Bad

    Thanks ...Yes she has been a great deal of help...Those reddish plants i got in a bunch of 5-8 stems from Petco ( where i get all my plants) and i've actually seen some red show up on a couple of them...that pic u see its actually an offspring to the algae covered main stem of that plant...i'm...
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    Betta Ate Some Substrate

    quick tip on cleaning any substrate...When u think its clean and clear enough to add to your tank ..clean it for another 15 minutes...especially gravel
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    Betta Ate Some Substrate

    net out as much as u can or move him to another tank and turn your filter off and stir it up and get as much of the floating sediments out as possible
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    Guppy Breeding Problem

    Their guppys give them time they will...Trust me!
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    What Type Of Cory Is This?

    yes the false julii was the first thing that came to mind as i've seen them at the pet store and they look like that and the way u described them it seemed like a match...
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    What Type Of Cory Is This?

    leopardus? do their dorsal fins also have color to them? Google "Types of cory cats" and and click images and it gives a big variety of different types.. ( i'm sure u did that already ) but u can see all their true colors better than us so maybe u can find the actual specie u have...I'm very...
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    What Type Of Cory Is This?

    Sterbai perhaps?
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    What Type Of Cory Is This?

    false julii? or emerald....Not sure the first one i wrote js the correct spelling but from the way your describing the green leads me to believe its possibly that...altho now that i think of it a little more my Pepper corys have some green in them....kinda like more of a teal color....a better...
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    What A Disaster - Live Plants Looking Bad

    What appears to be new leaf growth on one of my swords ...that was the one that had that horrible looking leaf in my previous post
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    What A Disaster - Live Plants Looking Bad

    i put the semi aquatic plants in a little 1 gallon bowl ( cut off dead leaves and left the decent ones out of water maybe i'll get some soil and pot them like u suggested ) that i usually put java moss in that comes free and is floating around. how long should i dip them for and then do i wash...
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    What A Disaster - Live Plants Looking Bad

    forgot to mention about the root tabs...i was using the API brand and recently purchased the Flourish brand...so they are pretty fresh in the tank...Can i split the tabs or should i use the entire thing? sorry so many questions but ill be dammmed if i can't get these things to grow
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    What A Disaster - Live Plants Looking Bad

    shold i maybe trim some of the sword leaves to help the newer center growth..so the outer ones dont rob the nutrients?
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    What A Disaster - Live Plants Looking Bad

    hahahaha i like that idea do u think they will grow if i put them in those filters i have on my 10 and 8.8 they have a hole in the center where u can put a plant where the roots will be the only thing in the water? tghe filter is part of an aqueon aqua spring kit...if u wanna check out what i...
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    What A Disaster - Live Plants Looking Bad

    Here are some full tank shots from my phone so couldn't get it up as close as ide like bit here goes...the ten I just put a black background as I was fighting an algae bloom but it's doing a whole lot better . I also added a pic of the so called banana plant up closer. pics are in this order.10...
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    What A Disaster - Live Plants Looking Bad

    Thanks for the reply. Wasn't aware the 1st and 3rd were semi aquatic. What should i do with them? The swords i was trimming the leaves that looked like that recenty but i haven't in a little bit. That is old growth. (outer leaves look more holy than the inner leaves ) The middle of the swords...
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    My Very First Setup!|55 Gallon- Advice? Tips?|lets Get It Lookin Noice|

    nice job keeping the corys alive through your nitrogen cycle...tank is looking good...My best advice is slow and steady...don't add to many fish to quickly..be sure you have an API master kit to test your water when u suspect or see anything out of the ordinary ( don't rely on the LFS to test...
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    Second Batch Of Bn Fry Completely Different Colour To First.

    They look awesome congrats on the success of the BN breeding!! Good luck!
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    What A Disaster - Live Plants Looking Bad

    the 55 has a finnex 24/7 planted + ( not the se model ) the 10 and 20 each have 2 home depot clip on shop lights with the metal shades with 6500K Philips cfl daylight bulbs...the 8.8 has a built in led that is attached to the filter...that tank seems pretty good...i'm mainly concerned about my...
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    Plants Potassium Deficiency?

    Thats out of my price range ATM...Thanks
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    What A Disaster - Live Plants Looking Bad

    So I started my 55 a few months ago and decided to go with live plants not knowing much about then as you will see in the pics below..I was putting root tabs for my swords and using API leaf zone and Co2 booster then changed to excel and flourish then recently I've been religiously dosing excel...
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    My New Pride And Joy

    Electric blue ram I believe...BTW beautiful fish congrats on finding them and best of luck wit them!!
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    Which Type Of Pleco Produces The Least Waste?

    Clown,bristlenose,rubberlip I would think would produce a little less waste as they will probably only reach 5-6"...I'm sure it also depends on their diet and activity if their cleaning and eating more their making more waste..good luck!
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    Plants Potassium Deficiency?

    Could u post a link to the system your getting thanks!
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    Rotting Banana Plant?

    can u post s pic of your banana plants so help me verify thats what i have also...Thanks!
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    Plants Potassium Deficiency?

    All great advice as always...Could someone post a link to their dry fert sources...I'm interested in learning more about them especially if it will save money. Can a truly successful planted tank only be accomplished with pressurized CO2 ultimately?
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    My Guppy Is Pregnant

    I agree with the other posters let nature take its course. You will have survivors with floating plants.. and if u put her in the small jar she will most likely retract and not give birth to the babys...leave her in the tank she is in.. also they are right u will be overrun with fry if u...
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    Bacteria Bloom

    give it time its brand new...if you haven't added anything yet i would suggest u don't just yet....others will chime in with more advise
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    Plants Potassium Deficiency?

    I only have an Aqueon 75 hob and i run a 5" airstone bar every now n then...i thought the air stone was ok...i'm too confused




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