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  1. tiffani

    The Han’s Experience!

    Ok, nice. Post pics of your clowns whenever you get them[emoji4].
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    The Han’s Experience!

    Hey What saltwater fish do you have?
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    Question Albino Geophagus Heckelii???

    I was out yesterday looking to buy new car & I came across fish store never seen before. Was nice set up inside, fish were expensive- all of them. They had the electric blue ram, ballon blue rams & albino geophagus heckelii. The albino geophagus heckelii were housed with juvenile discus &...
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    Funny Discus Then & Now!

    Hey The 1st two I bought I thought were going to be blues, but they were all so small @ LFS they were like a grayish color. So, they changed on me to red & orange/turq color. But, that’s what was so cool about buying baby babies discus & watching them grow. How much they changed in color. Some...
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    Funny Discus Then & Now!

    Hey Thanks. I do that with freeze dried when stick to side of tank, but flake I just shake a little on top of water. Tetra flakes stay together, the discus flakes disintegrate. I’ll try that with discus flakes.
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    Funny Discus Then & Now!

    Hello Thank you. The 1st two I got really small without color. I bought the seachem discus flakes, they fall apart & none of they fish really like them. So, I feed them a variety of food- tetra flakes & granules, Hikari vibrabites, frozen baby brine shrimp, freeze dried brine shrimp, frozen...
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    Funny Discus Then & Now!

    2 new additions from month or so ago. Hard to photo them, they follow me so much. Sold to me as platinum/white, not platinum, but I wanted orange or yellow anyway.
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    Funny Discus Then & Now!

    My original babies are growing up from little 1+ inchers that I bought. Now their little kids. Soon they’ll be teenagers☹️. I’m keeping track of them growing, like I do my daughter. Then: Now:
  9. tiffani

    Have Figured Out Discus Mortality Problem

    Hello Are the wild discus fry your raising?
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    Question I Just Got 3 Discus And They’re Not Active Too Much :(

    Hello As someone who’s raising angelfish & discus together, my angels have never attack or go after discus. Actually I found it to be the opposite, the discus are more aggressive toward the angels, moving them out their way all the time. My discus eat plenty, just make sure food fits in their...
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    The Han’s Experience!

    Hey coral bandit I apologize for my ignorance on this subject, but many many yrs ago Ive used undergravel, sponge, HOB’s & trickle filters. Trickles are excellent biological filters, so so chemical & mechanical. IYO- What exactly is a sump? Is it what trickle filters sit in? Or it’s own larger...
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    Question Purigen Vs Chemipure Elite/blue Vs Carbon?

    Hello I tried the no carbon method, it doesn’t work for me. Even in my 10 gallon. I personally can’t do it. I have discus/angels in bigger tank & I feed them & they eat a lot. Even with WC, to me fish tanks have an odor, I’m hypersensitive to the smell because I have asthma. If I get a whiff of...
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    Question Filstar Xp L

    Hello Filstar canister made by api? Call them & tell them problem. They’ll walk you through fix or they’ll replace part, Depending on how old it is.
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    Finally Upgrades To A Canister

    Hi I loved mines too. Wait until you have to clean those hoses, intakes & impeller. That took the love right out of it for me, lol. Took us at least 2 hrs & 2 showers later- canister like new.
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    Question Purigen Vs Chemipure Elite/blue Vs Carbon?

    I started out many yrs ago with the undergravel filter, since evolved to one trickle filter (gone now) and then HOB’s and internal filters. My latest and greatest endeavor is the canister filters I bought this yr, only one of which I’m using. Always used carbon or ammocarb & good old filter...
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    New Upgrade Tank

    Hello I just did the same thing August 5th. I was worried about the fish, kinda sensitive. From 20 to 46 gallon. I used same bio media & changed carbon & filter pads in my canister filter. I used some of the old tanks sand after I cleaned it, and I have seachem ammonia alert that stinks inside...
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    Help Persistent Bad Smell

    Hello Yes, when it stinks , a lot of times the cartridge or carbon/filter floss needs changed. Imagine putting clean water over a dirty filter over and over again, the water will never get clean no matter how many wc you do. So, you did the right thing. Some of those HOB you have to change every...
  18. tiffani

    Tank Cleaning

    Hard to tell from the photo. What side of the tank is that? Kinda looks like mold or fungus maybe??
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    Tank Cleaning

    I couldn’t use any of them either b4 when I tried, but this time I found garden hose adapter @ Home Depot and they work fine with python or Aqueon system. Or the lalifoo one Amazon sells has adjustable rubber hose for your faucet...
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    Tank Cleaning

    I just like keeping the tanks clean & stink free. And fish appreciate it also. It was a chore when I used buckets, not after I switched to water changer!
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    Tank Cleaning

    With such a big tank, you can get the Aqueon water changer, the lalafoo changer or python. But the Aqueon water changer was like 20$ @ Amazon & 24$ @ Petsmart. good prices right now. And you wish you’d had bought one yrs ago when you get it, make water changes so much easier.
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    Question Canister Disaster

    Yes, I feel you. I used to use under gravel filters, sponge, etc. and HOB filters of different brands. The canister is supposed to be better, so I broke down & bought 2 of them this yr. but, if I have go through cleaning these hoses all the time like this, idk. And I maintain all my filters...
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    Question Canister Disaster

    I decided to completely clean my canister this weekend, I routinely change the filter pads & carbon monthly, but I always wondered about the hoses, intake, etc. I have cascade 1000, the hoses are a black color. I got the 66 inch long brushes from amazon Saturday, decided to tackle it today. Them...
  24. tiffani

    The Han’s Experience!

    They are all nice looking discus, but the pigeon blues are gorgeous. They all look happy & healthy!
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    Question Angelfish With Betta? What’s Your Opinion?

    4d. My BST is from 2014, the others passed from old age, sorry I have 3 Cory’s from 2018-exchange for mean GSP i had bought, the rasboras I just recently bought in 19 for big tank- that didn’t work out. The mollies are from brackish pufferfish tank 2014 & GSP passed last yr. bristlenose was from...
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    Question Ammonia In My Source Water

    Hello Ammonium doesn’t register on your ammonia test? Cause I thought ammonium would still register on your test. I can be wrong. I use seachem ammonia alert in my tanks. I haven’t used the liquid test kits in years. You can’t use prime with Seachem Cupramine, Hikari ick x, basically certain ich...
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    Question Ammonia In My Source Water

    IMO- i know prime detoxifies ammonia into ammonium- is what they say. In my new tank set up, prime interferes with my bb cycle and it stinks. Your right, it gives false ammonia readings too. So, I no longer use it on new set up. It also makes certain medications totally ineffective. So people...
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    Question Ammonia In My Source Water

    Hello Sorry, if it’s coming straight out the tap, maybe you can just add a water filter. Like Aqua pure, PUR, Britta, etc. when I had brackish GSP, I just used my PUR filter water and added instant ocean to it. And my tropical tank id use straight PUR water out the tap, no prime, no stress coat...
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    Question Angelfish With Betta? What’s Your Opinion?

    Elaborate- 2 discus I’ve had 4 months, other 2 1 month.
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    Question Angelfish With Betta? What’s Your Opinion?

    I do have empty 5, 20 tanks, I just don’t want to bite off more than I can chew, lol. I have another runing 10 gallon in my daughter’s room, but I think that’s overstocked as it is- 1 bristlenose, 2 mollies, 2 Cory’s, 3 rasboras, 1 black skirt tetra. Maybe I can move them around between the 2...
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    Question Ammonia In My Source Water

    Hello I have prime, but I stopped using it on new tank set ups because, to me it stops the bb cycle by detoxing ammonia. It gives false readings too. I used seachems ammonia alert, which stays on inside of my tank & tetra startzyme or aquasafe which is water conditioner & bacteria altogether...
  32. tiffani

    Question Angelfish With Betta? What’s Your Opinion?

    I worked in private Lfs for 3 many yrs ago, at that time we had large tanks & large cichlids at our house(Red Devils, green terrors, oscars, convicts, etc.) now I got out of the hobby & restarted again about 8 yrs ago with Bettas. I picked Bettas because I didn’t want all the maintenance that...
  33. tiffani

    How Attached Are They To Us?

    OMG ! My discus do the exact same thing, stare me down for hours if necessary, lol. I have angels & discus & only the discus do that sit in front staring thing. The angels go about their business in the tank. I think it’s so cute. Their wanting food or just looking at me like I look at them. I...
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    Funny My Chunky Angels & Discus 4]

    My angels & discus finally stopped leaving the bloodworms @ bottom of tank. They are eating them now, probably because I was giving them mostly flakes, fake wormy bites, and granulated food. I think it keeps my tank cleaner. But I’ve been giving frozen foods at least once a day now. And I...
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    Question Anybody Here Ever Used Tetra Lifeguard?

    Lifeguard® Tablets | Tetra®
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    Question Anybody Here Ever Used Tetra Lifeguard?

    I emailed tetra and asked them was it safe for angels, discus & what was the main ingredient. They told me it’s a form of chlorine & that water conditioner will neutralize it. Finally I got an answer to what lifeguard is.
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    Question Night Time Angelfish Battle

    I posted it last night when it was happening, late last night. It was funny, 3 of my 4 angels were fighting over a sleeping spots, and one would challenge the other that kept shivering at that one. Nobody touch each other, just challenging & shivers, I’ll video it next time so you can see it...
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    Question Night Time Angelfish Battle

    While my discus are sleeping, sometime under things, my angelfish pick a sleeping spot in the tank, around the mopani wood, plants and ornaments- the angelfish defend their sleeping spots. It’s crazy, they challenge another angel not to come into their sleeping spot. kinda like when they lip...
  39. tiffani

    Question Anybody Here Ever Used Tetra Lifeguard?

    So, it’s similar to PP? Maybe?
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    Upside Down Ram

    Hello It may be her swim bladder disease since she’s a ballon ram( their really cute). I had a fat molly flip over on me b4, it was the swim bladder. I stopped feeding her & then gave her peas until she right sided up herself. Is their anything else wrong with her?
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    Question Anybody Here Ever Used Tetra Lifeguard?

    Hello everybody I just curious, has anybody used tetra lifeguard before? And what exactly is it? I can’t find much info on the ingredients of this product, anyone know of it? Thanks
  42. tiffani

    Question Tried To Add Blue Tetras To Angel & Discus Tank, Fail☹️.

    Hello Thanks, I’ve never seen harlequin Rasboras this purple color. I’ve only seen the red ones b4. I’ve never been into the small fishes, so didn’t pay these much attention ever in last 20 yrs,. Do they have special requirements? Cause I tried neons b4 & I didn’t have much success with the tiny...
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    Question Tried To Add Blue Tetras To Angel & Discus Tank, Fail☹️.

    I bought these very interesting looking purple/blue tetra’s (as listed on sale tank) today from lfs and I added it to the main tank in my bedroom. My daughter told me the angels & discus would eat them, I told her they should be ok. Their small, but not tiny small. I acclimated them, then let...
  44. tiffani

    Dwarf Puffer Rescue!

    Did you try to worm him? General cure does most parasites. He’s wasting away from photos. You did try to save him.
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    New To Puffer Fish Need Some Help

    Hello Avacodo puffers are totally freshwater, figure 8 puffer is brackish water(semi saltwater fish). Avacodo puffers are harder to find, but will be easier for you to care for if you don’t want to do the saltwater tank. I had green spotted puffers & Amazon puffers for years- 2 separate tanks...
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    My Pea Puffer

    Hello GM, I’ve had GSP’s for years. IMO He is a green spotted puffer. He will get bigger-6 inches. He’s brackish water, so try to get bigger tank, 20 gallon if you can, buy instant ocean salt, hydrometer & gradually add salt to his water. GSP babies are freshwater, then swim to salt water as...
  47. tiffani

    Pea Puffers

    Hi Yes, pea puffers are freshwater. Don’t add sea salt to their water, they won’t be able to breathe.
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    Question Mbu Puffer Tank Size?

    Hello IMO If your mbu puffer is still a juvenile, then that 260 gallon tank is plenty big enough for him. But mbu’s can get to 18-24 inches or more, so later on- couple of years, you may need to upgrade. I’ve had green spotted puffers & Amazon puffers, but not Mbu. You’ll love their personality...
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    Funny My Chunky Angels & Discus 4]

    He’s going to be very pretty then as he gets older. He’s very nice . I’m research him because that’s a newer one to me. I’ve seen Texas cichlids before, but not the Red Texas cichlid. Ive always loved the big cichlids, but I don’t have the space for the large tanks they require at this time☹️.
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    Funny My Chunky Angels & Discus 4]

    He’s really pretty. He’s a big boy! I’ve always loved the big cichlids when I had them years ago, Red Devils, oscars, green terrors, etc. Now do the Red Texas cichlids come in different colors?




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