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    Will meaty foods hurt otos

    Perhaps we're talking about different fish, but usually Otos are algea eaters, great little cleaners i might add. As for the 'normal' fish food I would reduce how much you give your top dwellers during feedings at a given time (example: if you give them two pinches of dry fish food, try giving...
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    Question If you could keep one fish...

    As for what i'd keep...wow that's a toughie....i'd go with a sea dragon, though i'm thinking I can't swim with it -- and when i say sea dragon, I'm talking big midevil (yeah didn't spell that right) looking thing with nasty teeth. in the realm of realistic animals, I'd have a bunch of otters...
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    Question If you could keep one fish...

    I'm the same way. I eventually want to start breeding bettas, but that is a pain to do properly from what I've read
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    Plant on driftwood acclimation

    honestly don't try to hold then to it they won't do usually just fyi
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    Plant on driftwood acclimation

    Sorry all, Usually I'm pretty good about checking back atleast daily. When I said waste water I was actually refering to the water that is from a water change. While it probably won't out right kill the snails it may stress them out enough to have a few drop dead from the 'higher'...
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    back!

    AF Basic is only 8 and half weeks long but I know exactly what you are talking about!!!! I remeber laying in bed thinking that I should be asleep but no way to actually go to sleep...lol. For those of you that have served previously Thank you, you paved the way for folks like me!!!!
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    Plant on driftwood acclimation

    What Luke has is probaby the best bet, to wash off your plant I would advise warm water (around 80 degees) Like Donner said this will get the snails to fall off then you can do whatever you want with them. I would get a fresh piece of squash about a medium size you will use ALOT of freaking...
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    Newbie needing advice asap!

    In my experience, cycling with fish is pain the rear end! However, it is do able. Every tank I own/have owned has been cycled like this. Alot of the products on the market and , they either make the problem worse or they don't do anything at all! A few things I have learned, keep up on...
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    back!

    That would actually be entertaining: I would say let's compare basic training .... but I'm pretty sure every other branches is worse than the Air Forces But I did learn that during basic keep your head down and shut up!
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    back!

    Hey all, It's been a very long time since the last time I was on the forum: personally it's been too long. I joined the Air Force so I was away at basic training where you don't get anything....except food (occationally) stories for a different time LOL anyway I'm in technical school and...
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    Plant on driftwood acclimation

    Hello Donner, If you have snails on your plant I would advise doing a dip I know there are guidelines to do that in the plant section though I have no idea where. Personally if plants have contaminations like massive amounts of snails I don't buy them but that's just me (not really going to...
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    problem plants

    Ok unfortunately I cannot give you the GH and KH for my tank. I've run out of that test. pH however remains close (ish) to 7 about water change time usually it goes up to about 7.5-8 (it goes towards a weak base if anyone has taken chem). Honestly I have no idea what kind of ferns they are...
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    problem plants

    Good Evening everyone!!! I recently rescued two bettas from almost certain death my cousin's wedding. (I think I ranted on this already so I'll save you the trouble of having to read it all again :-D) They are happily sharing a divided tank that I'm starting to have issues with. I have some...
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    new bettas

    Good Evening everyone; I know it's been forever since I've been on the forum. There's a good reason for that....work (LOL) anyway about two weeks ago I 'aquired' a betta still trying to figure out a name for him. He's a male betta, crown tail I'm guessing he's about 1-2 judging by his...
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    Check Out My Ferrets

    they are such cuties!!!! my gf's ferret is rhe same way too active
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    5 Gallon Tank Shut Up Air Pump! (How To)

    I've been known to use the sock method or even wrap it up in a few wash clothes and tie them together with whatever string you have laying around.
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    5 Gallon Tank reduce filter flow

    Ok so I had a hair brained idea. Instead of going out to Meijer and buying fishing line that I wouldn't ever use again, I used clear thread to tie it down. Here is the picture and thanks for the ideas of out to fix this!!! Inari
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    5 Gallon Tank reduce filter flow

    Thank you all for the wonderful ideas I have also some of my own that may work as well. I'm going to try clear thread first since no one in my household fishes, if that clear thread doesn't work then i'm banking on the fishing line. Thank you, and like I said as soon as my camera batteries are...
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    Great LFS Advice

    Here's one for you; I had some issues with my tank after my baby Zengetsu died, I did some tests and it came out as a sterile cycle...or so I was thinking. Well I walked up to the Petsmart employee working in the fish department and asked if they had any suggestions on things that would help...
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    5 Gallon Tank reduce filter flow

    Hey all, In my 5 gallon hex tank, I'm having an issue with the current. The filter is conviently enough NOT adjustable, i've tried various water levels and they either don't give me the current I want/need for filteration or they are too high. So my solution with a hitch; I have a bio...
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    Great LFS Advice

    So that's what they mean when some of the crappy little tanks for frogs and such say they have live rock...I've been wondering about that!!!
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    Aquarium in the new Florida Marlins stadium

    I think it's awesome, but I do feel for the poor fish in that tank. We all know how little kids are with a fish tank they're gonna go beating on the tank and stress out the fish :S
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    5 Gallon Tank perameter question

    Well I do water changes about once a week. It's usually about 25% since I don't have a high bio load. LyndaB, If you read the post I have put in what my readings are. The reason that my readings on my profile are what they is because of the test kit i used. I wasn't testing any ammonia...
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    5 Gallon Tank perameter question

    Hey all, I hope everyone is doing well!!! As most of you know I have a 5 gallon hex aquarium with a betta in it as well as a few plants, bamboo, and some swords (tho i'm sure anymore what kind they are) On Sunday, I tested my water before doing a water change and discovered something...odd...
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    My betta died

    Bettas are netorious jumpers, the only thing i can think of is perhaps use some cotton or something to stuff into the hole, but before you do that answer me this please how much space is there between the surface of the water and the lid. If it is atleast a few inches proceed with what I said...
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    Houseplants and fishtank water

    I have a couple of suculent plants catci types altho they like it dry and only get watered once every few days at most they love the fish water. I've hard that roses do too, but I don't get dirty enough water to test that theory out.
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    Question Another plant ID question

    Wait will water wisteria, flourish under low-med lighting? with other plants of course?
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    60 Gallon Tank Freshwater plants

    Well I know if you get some better lighting which I would highly advise for your tank, Hygras are tall plants they kinda bush out too I had some in a 10 gallon with a betta, and some bottom feeders my betta love it, and when they got caught in the current it was really kinda cool to watch some...
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    Where is your favorite place to buy fish?

    That is great. DON'T ANYONE TRY THIS I'M BEING SARCASTIC. I'm sure if you dropped a few of them into the normal tanks they fish might have actually gotten some food!!!
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    Where is your favorite place to buy fish?

    Honestly, I'm quite glad that I'm this forum and relatively knowledgable about my fish. The LFS around here all stink to high heaven. THe one time I went into them there were probably half their tanks significantly overstocked as well as dead. Then there's Petsmart and Petco I asked a...
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    Moving Tanks Blog

    Well I don't know how much this will help you guys, but in my experience if you have a smaller tank 10 gallons or lower what I've done is just drain off about 50% and throw it out, then drain about 25% of the total (so half the remaining) water into a bucket of some sort for transportation. (I...
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    5 Gallon Tank Nameless betta :(

    Ok well I think the picture sucks, but I'm sure not taking a picture of him atm he seems to be having a few issues of his own, but I think he'll be fine!!! just some minor issues. But he is very active and when he gets healthy i'll try to get a good solid picture of him, maybe he'll sit still...
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    Please type in English!

    what (sensored) when i took keyboarding in middle school we had to actually type things out. I don't remeber the name of the program but it gave u things to copy over and you could not use backspace or delete 'cause it measured your accuracy. Now they use something else, I'm not familar with...
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    5 Gallon Tank Nameless betta :(

    I have decided on Einstein. Yesterday morning he challenged the thermometer to dual...the out come is still pending I do have a better picture but when I need to get it off my camera. I'll post it as soon as I have it. ~Inari
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    5 Gallon Tank Nameless betta :(

    Well the little bugger apparntly hates cameras...can't say that I blame him honestly. He'll set up like he's posing for a picture then when I get him in focus he darts to the middle of the tank where it comes out blurry. I got one of him, tho i'm not particularly fond it but you can see him so...
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    5 Gallon Tank Nameless betta :(

    Hey all, As some of you know, my old betta Zengetsu a moon tail betta has passed awhile ago. Well I altered my tank a bit got a new betta tho I have no idea what to name him. Usually I name them based on their personality or some trait they happen to have. well here are a few pictures of...
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    Resize your photos online - quick and easy

    for those of you with the option as well, u can use photoshop to retain the quality of your picture, but reduce it in size too. If you want to know how to go further let me know and I'll drop you a message about it.
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    Please type in English!

    this is a great post i love it i absolutely hate it when people use short hand that only a few people know what i means and punctionation use it i'm not too concerned about capitalization but one or the other needs to be used other wise it's worse than reading conrad's 'heart of darkness'...
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    5 Gallon Tank hex tank stock

    normally your are right it wouldn't be too hard to shift around, but the places i have it either have plugs that are too far off or it's in direct sun. As for a betta harrassing them, I had a 10 gallon for awhile with multiple bettas (different times of course) and they never messed with...
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    5 Gallon Tank hex tank stock

    I don't mind too much algea in my tanks, but where my tank sits is right square next to a window. The plants love it; but so does the algea. I was hoping to grab up an algea eater so help out, 'cause honestly they'd have a ton of food. That's all, I know why the tank gets algea growth but...
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    5 Gallon Tank hex tank stock

    I was afraid of that with the Otos, I knew they did better in groups, but I was wondering anyway. Anyone know a good SMALL algea eater that would fit in well with this tank? Thanks, Inari
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    5 Gallon Tank hex tank stock

    Hey all, I have a 5 gallon eclipse hex tank it's been cycled, i feed the cycle everyday to make sure it stays that way. Here is what I'd like to put in the tank. I want a betta, probably a full moon tail, an otto, and a bamboo shrimp. The tank is planted so it sucks up lots of ammonia...
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    Experience, Anyone?

    perhaps that was my problem years ago when i couldn't seem to keep them alive for much longer than the warranty. lol, One major warning tho; in my experience, thay are very vulnerable to fluxuation in water quality. I had a major problem once with pH they are a wonderful indicator species as...
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    dwarf frog gift

    well thankfully instead of frogs which as i mentioned before i'm not fond of...she got me a gift card!!! To petsmart so I can get myself all the chemicals i could possiblly need....well until the card runs out anyway lol, but instead I think i'll pick up a betta, they are always worth having...
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    dwarf frog gift

    that is very sad, i'm not particularly fond of frogs to begin with but yes i do agree
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    dwarf frog gift

    what i am laughing about on this is how the company who is would be viewed as an authority of the care of their product, have terrible instructions for the care or their product. First in my opinion, anything aquatic should never and i do mean NEVER be kept long term in an environment w.o...
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    dwarf frog gift

    Hey guys, So you guys want a good laugh. Take a look at the care manual it says that u should change this water once every 2-3 months there's other stuff take a look have a good laugh...
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    5 Gallon Tank plant lighting

    Well the swords are getting plenty of light but like i said i believe they are argentina swords not amazon swords. They to my knowledge are a smaller species. The only things i don't understand is how the heck u tell the difference they look the same to me....anyway. My tank sits next to my...
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    gross

    Well red, Best of luck in ur studies, and even if u don't do the pre-vet thing and go onto an actual vet the chem can really help. I know for a while I has having a severe flux in my pH (no actual fish were affect mostly 'cause i haven't getten my lazy butt to the store to try and find...
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    5 Gallon Tank plant lighting

    for the special bulbs I usually had to go a smaller mom and pop lfs, sometimes the big chains will carry them but usually big chains only carry the lower grade stuff since it's cheaper and they'll sell more. things like the t-8 lamps can get pretty pricey. best of luck to ya, Inari




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