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    Question About Carbon & Where To Place It

    Thank you all for the help. I bought a large amount, as it was rather cheap, so I can experiment with it and see if it's worth using. Sounds like a month is the best I can hope for, so I'll continue with the monthly filter cleaning. This brings up another question I had: How long should I...
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    Question About Carbon & Where To Place It

    I built a canister filter using 4" PVC and I'd like to add some activated carbon. I was wondering how best to place this in the filter. I currently have a coarse sponge, polyfill, and bioballs. I was thinking that adding the carbon between two layers of polyfill might be best. I'm not sure...
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    Dark Theme For Forum?

    That would be fantastic, and very much appreciated.
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    Treating Parasites In White Cloud Minnows

    I was sitting here thinking about this problem some more, and I'd forgotten about feeding the Ottos a slice of zucchini once a week. I've only been thinking about the food I've been giving the minnows. I haven't seen them take any interest in the zucchini, but it is the only white food that's...
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    Treating Parasites In White Cloud Minnows

    The poop I saw was bright white. The other fish have brown poop, same color as what I'm feeding them. I'm feeding them Easy Fry Food from Aquarium Co-op (claims it's not just for fry, but for small mouthed fish, as well), along with some crushed, freeze dried bloodworms once a week. I bought...
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    Treating Parasites In White Cloud Minnows

    The poop I saw wasn't long or stringy, but looked perfectly normal except for the bright white color. Here's a few photos. Sorry for the horrible quality. I wasn't having luck with pics, so took a video and grabbed a couple screenshots. All of the other fish look the same as the first pic...
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    Treating Parasites In White Cloud Minnows

    I have a pair of White Cloud Mountain Minnows that are showing signs of parasites. Their bellies are swollen and I've seen one of them with white poop. They show no signs of being sick, as they're active and they eat well. I noticed this about two weeks ago, thought they were constipated and...
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    Moving Biomedia Into A Temporary Filter

    Thank you both for the help.
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    Moving Biomedia Into A Temporary Filter

    I set up my 20 gallon aquarium in March, and I built a canister filter out of 4" PVC pipe. It's developed a small air leak, and I need to take it apart to reseal it. It'll take a day or two for the silicone to cure, so I ordered a Marineland Penguin HOB to use in the meantime. I plan to take the...
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    Dark Theme For Forum?

    I've looked at the settings and have only found Fishlore & Original themes. If there is already a dark theme and I've missed it, I'd appreciate it if someone can point me to it. If not, I'd love to see a dark theme added. I do use a browser extension that changes sites to a dark mode, but it...
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    Best Way To Feed White Cloud Mountain Minnows Some Peas?

    It's been 72 hours since I last fed them their normal food and the fish are looking much better today. I'm going to hold off feeding them for at least one more day, then start feeding them half the amount I had been and go from there. I bought a bag of the cheapest frozen peas I could find...
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    Best Way To Feed White Cloud Mountain Minnows Some Peas?

    That sounds like a good plan. I'm sure this is from overfeeding, but out of the dozen minnows, just two are showing these signs. I thought perhaps they're females and this is normal, but pics I've found show this is not the case. This is my first time keeping such tiny fish, so I have a lot to...
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    Best Way To Feed White Cloud Mountain Minnows Some Peas?

    I have a couple of White Cloud Mountain minnows that have swollen bellies. I've been feeding them Easy Fry Food from Aquarium Co-op, along with an occasional bit of freeze dried blood worms (I smash them & soak them a bit before feeding these). I've read that they may be constipated and feeding...
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    Help Needed For A Chain Sword

    I have been dosing Seachem Iron for the last three weeks. I see that I forgot to add that and I'll edit my post. I've been following Seachems dosing calendar, but only using Flourish, Excel, Trace and Iron. It also calls for Phosphorus, Nitrogen and Potassium, but I don't have those and thought...
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    Help Needed For A Chain Sword

    I planted my tank (20 gallon tall) a bit over two months ago, and this Chain Sword has turned a pale yellow-green. It started out dark green, but after a few weeks, it had turned this color. It didn't melt nearly as much as my other plants (Valisnaria and Bacopa Caroliniana), but some leaves...
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    How Tall Will A Marble Queen Sword Grow?

    Thank you for the help. I thought perhaps it was a different type of sword that wouldn't grow so large, like a Chain Sword. Maybe the sizes listed on the site meant the size of the plant when it's shipped. I think it's a great looking plant, so I'll go ahead and order one and if it starts...
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    How Tall Will A Marble Queen Sword Grow?

    I have a 20 gallon tall tank and I'd like to add a Marble Queen sword in the back. The site I'm looking at claims they have slow to moderate growth and height is listed at 6-12". I've read that Amazon Sword will grow very large, and assumed the Marble Queen would be similar, but if they only...
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    Nail Glue In Aquarium

    Is nail glue thin? I tried gluing some Java Fern to rocks with regular thin super glue and couldn't get it to hold. I had to grab a tube of gel type to get the plants to stick. I suppose for moss, the thickness might not matter. Let us know how it works.
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    Did First Water Change And 3 Of 6 Fish Died

    I killed a Bala Shark by dumping some dechlorinator directly into the tank. It thought I was feeding them and it swam through the stuff as soon as I dropped it in. It immediately started convulsing & was dead in about 30 seconds. That was a hard lesson, but anything I put in the tank after that...
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    New Tank, No Fish, Live Plants

    I recently used Dr. Tims products to cycle my 20 gallon tank without fish, and it took about a month for the cycle to complete. I ordered a bottle of Dr. Tims ammonia along with their bacteria (got it on Amazon), just to be sure I had pure ammonia. I'd read about some household ammonia having...
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    What To Feed Juvinile Wcmm?

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll pick up a couple of them so they have a variety.
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    What To Feed Juvinile Wcmm?

    I just bought my first fish: a dozen juvenile WCMM. They're all about 1/2 in long, and it was suggested that they're about two months old. I do have a few that seem to be a bit smaller/younger, though. I bought a small container of flake food (Omega One brand) and crushed it as fine as I could...
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    Question Safely Lower Water Temperature?

    I was facing the same problem a couple weeks ago. I have an old home and the wiring won't support an AC in the room I put my aquarium in. When I set the aquarium up in March, I didn't think about the high summertime temps this room experiences, and the water temps were swinging from 78° in the...




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