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    Question Giant Hatchetfish? Keeping With Cichlids?

    Maybe one day I will get them... Right now the peacocks are going into a 60 gallon (48x18x16) so I think adding 3 or so of those angulatus would probably be too much for the tank? It's over-filtered and I do pretty large water changes weekly, but my main concern would be putting them in a tank...
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    Question Giant Hatchetfish? Keeping With Cichlids?

    Now that you point that out, I can definitely see how you see that in the photo. That definitely could be the case, but they look exactly like a hatchet in person. I will try to bring a real camera next time a take a better picture haha
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    Question Giant Hatchetfish? Keeping With Cichlids?

    So I was able to stop by and take some pictures of the hatchets and get some more information on them. Sorry once again for the not great photo, it was really hard to capture the sense of scale in the tank because everything in it was huge. For context, the silver dollars were just right around...
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    Question Giant Hatchetfish? Keeping With Cichlids?

    Thank you both for your replies. I will definitely keep you updated if I end up buying them and I will definitely avoid putting the hatchets in with cichlids.
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    Question Giant Hatchetfish? Keeping With Cichlids?

    I was at my LFS the other day and saw some super cool "giant hatchet fish" as someone who has kept regular size hatchet fish and loved them, these larger versions certainly piqued my curiosity. However, when I started researching them to see if they might make a good fit for my new tank, I...
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    60 Gallon Tank Restocking Old Tank Questions (cichlids)

    Hello, Fellow Fish Keepers! I have been keeping a 60-gallon tank for about 3-4 years now, and used to be quite an active member of the aquarium hobby. I had a fantastic community planted tank that had many different varieties of fish in it over the years. However, unfortunately, my life got too...
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    Pregnant guppy ?

    Yes, she is . Best I can tell Use my post at your own risk
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    Vacation plans while I'm gone

    Hello! Yes, usually fish can go for about a week without food. Them starving shouldn't be an issue. With water changes, I would do a big one before you leave, and one when you get back, since you won't be feeding them there will be much less ammonia produce. Sorry can't help you with the ich...
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    Eco-Complete planted aquarium substrate

    I currently have Eco-complete in my main tank, I have both corys and Kuhli loaches and they are doing great. Kinda think of Eco-complete at a fine gravel substrate, they can move it pretty easily, but they don't stir it up. Use my post at your own risk
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    AZOO Mignon 150 a Good Filter for Cherry Shrimp?

    You should be fine, it's only a 4x filter flow. just make sure the intake is covered. (Just my 2 cents)
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    AZOO Mignon 150 a Good Filter for Cherry Shrimp?

    Do you know it's GPH rating?
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    Blanched zucchini is an instant success

    Haha! thats great! Tank looks great! (may i ask, how many livebearers do you got in there?)
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    New to this site.

    Hey, no ned to get defensive.... We just trying to be helpful. Would you consider rehoming the ad's if you want the oscars together, 60 ppm of nitrate is high. Also, may i ask What filter do you have? What do you feed them? Anything else? My best, -Dragon edit: ninja'ed by jaxsco
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    No Water Change

    Ok, thank you! I check my water basically every day. I am only feeding extra well she is pregnant. I actually now will be feeding her less and doing water changes every few days, , just got a batch of swordtail fry.
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    No Water Change

    nope, 5 (its actually closer to 2) PPMs its too high. A. The guppy is a female, she is expecting close to 100 fry. Also i am purposely over feeding ti feed my plants AND dosing some trace element. the reason for over feeding, is because the plants have faster growth when consuming ammonium. This...
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    No Water Change

    Ok sounds good! Was just corpus if it was possible, I also enjoy moving some stuff during a water change in the tank. Thanks for the input
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    No Water Change

    (First off, this post isn't bout me being lazy and not wanting to do water changes, i would do them every day) Couldn't though, ether go extend amounts of time between changes, or dose minerals, like replenish, then do water changes Very rarely?
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    No Water Change

    Well, I'm in the middle of walsted book, the poop is provide ferts for the plants, and its kinda circle of life"ing". Thank you for the desires input, i might try not doing 1 for a week, and see how she is, then maybe do a water change, and gradually extend it to no water changes? also, i think...
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    No Water Change

    Hello! So, i had a question. Currently, my 10 gallon only has 1 guppy currently. It is fairly heavily planted, but, it also has 6 thriving bamboo in back... So far, i haven't seen my nitrates ever go over 5 (honestly, i don't think there are any, but its hard to tell. I WAY over feed this tank...
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    What are you all feeding ur fish

    Hmm, try "Placing" them on the water, basically sprinkle them, instead of dropping them in, then NLS floats for me for a bit, also i crush mine up, so the size ranges for .1mm to 1 mm, some floats, some sinks etc.
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    Lost 3 amano's.

    Hmm... i don't know how to test it, maybe call the water place. Also, I'm reading walstads book and had in idea. Are you topping off or water changing? if just topping off copper could be building up, i haven't had an shrimp death... most likely have similar water.
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    Lost 3 amano's.

    hmm.... I've doing some research (for both of us ) try checking the heavy metals in you local water supply. My water is a touch high in copper, is your is any higher then mine, it could be it .
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    Lost 3 amano's.

    hmm...... parameters still good? I just found out in my tank, my fish might have been dyeing because of my water being low in gh, do you know your waters? Any thing else change, if if small? Any new chemicals? Sorry for your loss
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    Rocks for aquarium

    Hmm, did you do the ginger test on it?
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    Pond wont clear up

    Woo! Sweet!
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    Lost 3 amano's.

    I'm pretty sure we have a fairly constant water source also...
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    Please Help... Fish deaths

    Ok. all let you know when I'm done getting it up. Hopefully this was the cause. thank you!!!
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    Please Help... Fish deaths

    I use buckets (today I dun goofed and spilled 3 gallons of water O_O) kk, so I'll add about 20 ml a day and keep testing it. Do you think this was the reason for the deaths?
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    Lost 3 amano's.

    Hmm... Thats really strange. Sorry for you loss. I have 5 my self, and i love those little guys.
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    Please Help... Fish deaths

    thank you! so what will i want my final gh to be at? 150-180? or add that much? Thank you ' edit.. So i think ill want to add about 20 ml a day till i reach the 180? also can i just add it straight to the water?
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    Please Help... Fish deaths

    also, today ill be doing a water change, so if i need to i can add the stuff to the new water
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    Pond Snail Saga Continues

    I think i almost had a heart attack laughing so hard
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    Lost 3 amano's.

    what is you tanks perimeters? Tank size? (Also hello fellow Arizonian )
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    Please Help... Fish deaths

    So I got the test kit. My aquarium water currently says: For kh it's 6 drops. So 107.6ppms For gh it turned bettwen 3 and for drops, so my gh say it's about 60 ppms.
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    Which is better cold or hot?

    Oh, sorry, didn't think about temp changing. Good call. I would also recommend getting a new heater
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    Which is better cold or hot?

    You could put the heater on a timer... Have it on only a few hours a day.
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    help

    Sorry for you loss . Can we please have more info. What are you fish currently in. What is your tank filter. Is you tank cycled? Any other info?
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    What are you all feeding ur fish

    I use new life spectrum community. I have been super happy with it and it has given my fish great color
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    Green algea and snail outbreak help

    What type of snails are the issue?
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    Rocks for aquarium

    You could also put it in a something like a bucket of water for a week. If measure the water after and its unchanged you should be ok... You could also put something like a pond snail in there. If it perishes there could be metals in the water?
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    Rocks for aquarium

    haha, you could also look around for a rock forum. I bet they could tell you whats in them.
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    Please Help... Fish deaths

    I'm planing on doing it today. Should I use outside water, or wait till it all comes in a day, so then we know what my gh and kh is....
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    Please Help... Fish deaths

    I only have drift wood, and lace rock. I feed them new life spectrum. I do weekly water changes, changing 10 gallons of water a week. Nope, i don't think the heater is the problem... the fish have been having this happen basically wince the aquarium was set-up. (woke up to find my favorite...
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    Please Help... Fish deaths

    Well... if i don't need it then i won't use it it was just cheaper to order it all. ill tell you guys my gh when i get the stuff then we can go from there. (should arrive tomorrow)
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    Please Help... Fish deaths

    Haha, it is actually something I use to test our pool. You logic makes a lot of sense. My current plan is to but the api gh and kh kit and also get some of the reshfresh stuff to replenish the minerals... Sound like a plan? Edit: seachem replenish
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    Tire fish tank

    I might just be miss reading, but how would you use the tire to make the pond? Also, if you are doing filterless for just one goldfish, it would have to be big. Both for the goldfishes bio-capticy, and so there is less temp. fluctuation. Just my 2 cents
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    Please Help... Fish deaths

    So i test my water, but not for gh. It test for total hardness, which isn't the equate same, but now i know there is hardness in the water. I do not see any signs of parasites. My water is hard because of where i live.
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    Pond wont clear up

    Have you tried using filter pads as recommended above? Or cleaning the filter?
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    Please Help... Fish deaths

    I plan on ordering the Api kit for it tonight
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    Please Help... Fish deaths

    Yup, I'm a fairly competent fish keeper. My water par are always fine, which is why I'm so confused about the fish deaths...




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