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    My Friend Is Moving And Giving Me Her Betta (ive Never Owned One Before)

    I love betta's, Cycling the tank aside, the tank should have good water quality. Meaning, watch your specs. Also, they don't appreciate currents. So a small HOB with a high water level (No; or nearly no "drop") and a sponge filter are what worked best for me over the years. Mine seemed to...
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    Ever Receive An Order Of Fish That You... Didn't Order?

    I ordered a betta from Aquabid. Got a bunch of fry. Thankfully they all grew up to be guppy fry-- I had gups anyway, so it worked. The person was nice, I apologized since I could not send them back, it was far too cold in VA to send back to CA in such a short time span. The person sent my betta...
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    Bottled Water To Battle Algae

    I use distilled water because our water has a ton of sulfur in it. We added rocks shells etc to bring the specs back in line over time. So far so good.
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    An Open Note To Our Newer Members.

    My best friends and my God Sons, their boys live in AUS. Sometimes, we get into conversations about the weather, simple right? NOPE! We spend half the opening converting temps, measurements etc. I can see how it can be vexing on both sides.
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    My Red Mollie In Trouble?

    Stores will mislabel fish more often than not. It's quite sad really.
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    An Open Note To Our Newer Members.

    Now that is cool info The Joys of a polyglot! I don't envy them at all! It's cool. But My brain is just not wired that way. I can carry a conversation on a very basic level in French, Spanish, ASL and even Hindi. Tried to learn mandarin and failed! Kiddo will have Language tutors. Because I...
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    Help Snails??

    I have 2 pond snails. No babies. I also have 1 baby ramshorn, some mts and a few rabbit snails. I love my critters. GL they are not for everyone, but they do ok in my tanks..
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    My Red Mollie In Trouble?

    Platy, but he's cute <3
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    Terrestrial Moss

    Op, do keep us posted on how it goes. I wonder if it will eventually start to rot after long-term submersion?
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    An Open Note To Our Newer Members.

    Like I said, It's not something I use a ton in places like this, but I get that kids grew up using this new Seudolanguage. English is a living language for a reason. We are constantly adding to it, changing it etc. Though, I do wish "bootylicious" had not made it into the dictionary! *Huge eye...
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    Help Snails??

    I add snails- Yes, even pond snails to all my tanks. They are a great clean up addition to any tank. They removed dead stuff, that the human eye can't see, they clean algae, and are a hoot to watch. I have one super large pond snail we named Crush. He likes to float upside down on the water's...
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    Ramshorn Snail Appreciation Thread

    Way too cute! <3 Congrats.
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    An Open Note To Our Newer Members.

    Ntur was the shorthand we were taught in school. They may have a new one now, but in 1980something that was the standard. WAAAAY back when we were learning to take shorthanded notes on a dos based pc. Yep, I'm that old! And again I think most people try to avoid using any confusing...
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    An Open Note To Our Newer Members.

    Yeah, I agree back when we were kids, there were no pcs, cell phones. Heck call waiting was a new "thing" and cable was a "fad." And no, Mr. Henningway did not let us take a calculator to class either. Which sucked for me, because I have a type of dyslexia that is not compatible with numbers...
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    Help Anybody Here Know A Website Called Arizona Aquatic Gardens?

    Rt! Like Who had someone stab a fish? That's just way beyond the pale!
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    An Open Note To Our Newer Members.

    TBH= To be honest. And yes, it means exactly what @Wraithen said. Like, TBH, IDC if sum ppl dnt use txt Abrv. I will, sometimes, because it's faster and 2nd ntur.
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    Terrestrial Moss

    That's really cool man!
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    An Open Note To Our Newer Members.

    Ever have spell check stuff up and tell you that something you spelled correctly is wrong? Write a medical paper or a technical paper in word sometime. It's a freaking nightmare! Kids today are not TAUGHT anything. They are TAUGHT to PASS TESTS!. That's it. Which is perhaps why I will hire a...
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    An Open Note To Our Newer Members.

    Yes & No. It's the abbreviation. Most def. but not something one would see millennials typing on their phones. I guess that is the dif? It does not bother me at all. If I don't know I ask. But I tend to be pretty fluid, and not stuck in my ways. A byproduct of growing up at the dawn of the...
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    Help Anybody Here Know A Website Called Arizona Aquatic Gardens?

    I used to, I've been out of the hobby for a few yrs & just getting back in. Looks like most of the ones I used have closed down, but I've always had fantastic luck with Aquabid!
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    An Open Note To Our Newer Members.

    Lacy- do you write? If so what genre? I dabble in SciFi/Hgh Urban fant., myself.
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    An Open Note To Our Newer Members.

    I usually type on 2 pcs @ once. Because I'm online while working trying to not fall asleep and drool all over my cell phone! Owning your own business has its upsides, but there are a lot of downsides too. One- being overly busy while still being bored out of your gourd! So, I sometimes find...
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    Help Anybody Here Know A Website Called Arizona Aquatic Gardens?

    I've never heard good things about this dude. I've been around the block more than a few times (Old) and I've seen people upset with them across multiple sites. My opinion- avoid at all costs.
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    Crush, The Pond Snail.

    I love pond snails. I always keep them in my tanks. Along with MTS. Never had a ramshorn before though so he's new.
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    Crush, The Pond Snail.

    IRK! <3 I picked up some other snails from the same store to run a fishless cycle in the new tank--- Someone laid eggs. Not sure who, the new Ram or Crush, or his buddy Blackbeard the black pond snail. but We are excited to see who done it!
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    Crush, The Pond Snail.

    I find odd critters. One such example is Crush, our overly large, very funny pond snail. The LFS guy plucked him off the plant we bought a while back and tossed him on a towel to die. I rescued him, brought him home, along with the other items we picked up. He's the size of a nickel now and...
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    Am I The Only Person Who Likes Algea?

    I got some seeding rocks from my LFS, I asked them to pluck out the ones that had vibrant green algae growing on it. Like little puff balls of yummy goodness! I remove the brown stuff because it's not pretty, but I love the bright green stuff.
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    African Dwarf Frog Not Eating

    I will look into that. You could be on to something, he might not like the food... Thanks for the reply dear. I really am sorry to hear about your loss.
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    So Has Anyone Tried Kitty Litter As A Substrate?

    Posting to follow. interesting idea... not sure. Hmm...
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    Question Mts And Moving Fish Around To Other Tanks.

    nice! the only things my exs give me is indigestion! GL!
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    Question Mts And Moving Fish Around To Other Tanks.

    I see! Look into Temporary support posts. They install in Seconds and should be able to take the load until you can move. Either way good luck, and when you go to buy your place, make sure the inspector factors in the weight of your tanks when checking the floor joists. You can always ask...
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    Question Mts And Moving Fish Around To Other Tanks.

    Hire a handyman to sister ALL the floor joists. It's a simple process and if the home is that old, should prolly be done anyway. Once that's done you should be able to park a F350 fully loaded on the floor without an issue! Or I can tell you how to DIY it if you prefer. When we did my...
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    Why Did Our African Dwarf Frog Die?

    Aww! Sorry for your loss. I can't really help you as I just got an ADF myself.
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    African Dwarf Frog Not Eating

    We've had him for 3 days, and he's not eating. We bought the little bottle of frog pellets. I add 3 pellets per day, they all sink to the sub where the shrimp eventually locate and eat them, any tricks or tips on getting mine to eat? My tank set up is about the same as yours, 10g w/ plants, heat.
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    Help What Is Growing Out Of My Anacharis??

    OP, If you see it again pluck some out and drop it in alcohol. If it is indeed Staghorn it will turn red. A good way to test to see what you are dealing with at least.
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    Cherry Shrimp Won't Stay Alive

    What hardness do you have? They are picky little things, they will adjust, but if your tank water is vastly different from what they came from only the most adaptable will survive. That's not necessarily a bad thing. But Check out this site for some other tips...
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    Well, That Sucked!

    I live in Fl. Our house does not have heat, we don't usually need it, as today it's 80 degrees out! But here last week we had 2 nights where it got rather chilly. mid to lower 30's, but not freezing. Anyway, We turned the stove on to try and keep the living room warm for the fish and wrapped...
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    Question Skinny Endler Females

    I had guppies for years. The sunken skeletal look in mine was always due to just old age/poor breeding. Keep an eye on the ones you know the age of, I suspect that they were just old and worn out dear. Sorry to hear about your losses though. Never fun to have to say goodbye. You may wish to...
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    Ramshorn Snail Appreciation Thread

    We picked up some snails yesterday. We got a steal of a deal on a tank! 15$ 10g w/ heater full filers etc. So we are slowly setting up the new tank, and rather than wait forever to get a cycle going, we hit the lfs's to help them unload some of their pest snails. Got a few rabbit snails, a...
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    Cherry Shrimp Population Control

    Oh, An issue I'd love to have! Seriously, If you want to unload some, and don't feel safe shipping in the winter, just wait until spring, or, send them to me down here in FL! It is warm here... I will pay to have them fed-exed!
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    What To Do With 65 Baby Mollies

    OP, where do u live? Have you thought about the raok thread?
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    Just Added Moss Balls. They Look Cool But Unsure About Them.

    My husband was hired to work in their warehouse nearby a few Christmases ago. 4 weeks later they laid off every last FT hire but told them ALL to reapply and they would be brought back as PT Seasonal at a much lower pay rate. I do not deal with shifty comps. I just don't. There are too many...
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    Want To Buy Buy Or Re-home Snails In Tampa Bay Fl.

    Yet, another reason to MOVE! LOL. SOON...
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    Getting Back In The Hobby After 5 Year Hiatus

    I bought a few sad bettas in my time. I feel bad for them in those tiny nasty little cups. Is it supporting the practice? Maybe, but all life has value IMHO and I can't stand to see them suffer like that. I've only had 2 kick the bucket before the 2 yr mark. One my little sister killed by...
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    Just Added Moss Balls. They Look Cool But Unsure About Them.

    Yeps, that's all I ever did. I'm looking for a good place to buy some now! I refuse to shop Amazon. They are the pits. Both in Business practice and in quality.
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    Want To Buy Buy Or Re-home Snails In Tampa Bay Fl.

    Thanks dear, I don't think it's be worth it either as we only get UPS or Fed Ex here. USPS does not deliver in our area, we have to go pick things up and they don't let us know when things arrive in a timely fashion. But you're sweet. Have a wonderful Holiday season!
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    Getting Back In The Hobby After 5 Year Hiatus

    I've looked for them ever since, but never found them again. Not sure if they were Gen Mod (glow fish) or some off the wall breed that I've never seen before, but my beta loved having them as tank mates.
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    Getting Back In The Hobby After 5 Year Hiatus

    @WTFish? Someone sent me some neon green tetras once. No idea what they were called though. I think they sent me someone's order by mistake, but he said not to send them back. Called it a "gift" they were wild looking in the right lighting.
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    It's That Time Again

    I used to have a saltwater tank that I had rescued Needle fish, Star fish, and the odd seahorse in. Where I lived there was an area of beach that they would get trapped on during outgoing tides if the high tide was higer than normal, like before an approaching hurricane. After a big storm, I'd...
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    Getting Back In The Hobby After 5 Year Hiatus

    Yeah, a baby one would, but you'd have to upgrade pretty quickly, depends on how soon you plan on moving. Bubble eye Mollies are pretty cool little fish. Edit Goldfish not mollies. My dang phone's auto correct is going to make me kill it with a spork! Grr.




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